Shared value defines a new role for business in helping to overcome the global education crisis. Private-sector companies have the scale and influence to help improve educational outcomes and cultivate the skills needed for successful careers. It's more than just a theory—innovative companies across the world are putting these ideas into action.
Here's how these global organizations are putting education at the core of their corporate strategy:
- CVS Caremark: The largest pharmacy health care provider in the U.S. piloted a training program to move welfare recipients into entry-level jobs in retail pharmacies. Read Case Study»
- The Godrej Group: A major Indian conglomerate helped tackle youth unemployment with intensive, flexible training programs. Read Case Study»
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: A global learning company saw new market opportunity in educating former prisoners. Read Case Study»
- Intel: This technology leader has implemented a company-wide effort to transform science, technology, engineering and math education. Read Case Study»
- The New Employment Opportunities (NEO) Initiative: Walmart, Caterpillar, Microsoft, CEMEX, and McDonalds have teamed up with the IFC and International Youth Foundation to build a pipeline of skilled talent in Latin America. Read Case Study»
- Pearson: The world’s largest education company has developed an efficacy framework to improve its entire portfolio of products and services. Read Case Study»
- Western Union: The financial services and communications company is easing the process by which students and families pay for education. Read Case Study»
These case studies are excerpted from FSG’s report, “The New Role of Business in Global Education.” For more examples of leading companies who are putting education at the core of their business strategy and operations, download the full report.