Can collective action maximise the impact of companies’ investments in education?
The Partnering Initiative is holding a breakfast event on Wednesday 5th June, in central London, to discuss how collective action can maximise the impact of business investments in education and skills.
Education is a fundamental pillar of sustainable development and underpins enduring prosperity and economic growth. Yet, achieving quality ‘Education for All’ remains a major global challenge. There is a growing trend of businesses investing in education and skills both for philanthropic reasons and to help ensure their own long term sustainability. However, businesses have tended to support their own, often isolated projects. Could a move towards stronger collective approaches lead to more effective, transformational delivery of education and skills? How can such approaches be encouraged and supported?
This event will explore these questions further, and identify the gaps and barriers to addressing these issues. It will capture the participants’ experiences and build on research carried out last year with UNESCO, the World Bank and BG Group. A summary report with recommended next steps will be circulated to all attendees following the event. Speakers include:
- Ben Dixon – Head of Social Performance, BG Group
- Olav Seim – Director, Global Partnerships ED/EFA, UNESCO
- Darren Towers – Head of Sustainability and Environmental Leadership, EDF Energy
- Professor Timothy Unwin – Secretary General, Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation
Places are limited, so please register your interest with firstname.lastname@example.org Please include your name, organisation and job title.
This event is supported by BG Group plc www.bg-group.com and marketing partner, Business Fights Poverty.