Private Sector

The Smartest Investment: A Framework for Business Engagement in Education

A framework for business to engage in education was launched on 20 September 2013 by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit. Developed by UNESCO, UNICEF, the UN Special Envoy for Global Education, and the UN Global Compact, The Smartest Investment: A Framework for Business Engagement in Education makes the case that education is not only good for society but also good for business. The guide is an essential resource for companies to understand the business benefits of advancing education goals and provides guidance for how to align business with education priorities through a three-part process for engagement. The framework is in support of the Global Education First Initiative. Read more.



Global Business Coalition for Education

The Global Business Coalition for Education brings together private sector companies to invest and advocate for education rights for every child around the world and supports GEFI's commitment towards educating the 57 million out of school children.



UN Global Compact

The UN Global Compact helps mobilize business - a key partner to realize education for all and to support the Global Education First Initiative. The Smartest Investment: A Framework for Business Engagement in Education - a joint initiative of UNESCO, UNICEF, the UN Global Compact, and the UN Special Envoy for Global Education - offers a three part engagement process for business to responsibly address global education challenges and to advance the objectives of the Global Education First

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