This metric covers Sustainable Development Goal 4 of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Goal 4 aims to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. Quality education is the foundation for improving lives and sustainable development. A lack of relevant skills in the supply chain deprives businesses of the talent they need. Education can unleash the skills, talent and ingenuity needed for the private sector to thrive. A more educated workforce also leads to greater disposable income for consumer spending. It is in the vital interest of each business entity to actively participate in increasing literacy, and a broad range of other learning and educational opportunities, in areas they operate in, as the foundation for future growth.
Go to the Half-Billion Dollars Challenge page of the Global Sourcing Council website. Using the dynamic GSC Half-Billion Challenge Progress Barometer you can view a list of companies that have taken the pledge.
Click on the tab “All Pledges” to see the total financial capacity that has been pledged to the SDGs in the Half-Billion Dollars Challenge.
Click on the tab “By SDG” to view the breakdown of financial capacity that has been pledged to each SDG.
Click on the tab ‘By Organization’ to view the list of organizations that have taken the pledge.
Select the company you are to research from the list. Then, using the drop-down arrow you can determine how much the company in question has pledged to advancing SDG 4.
For further research the Global Sourcing Council suggests reviewing the following additional resources:
Global Sourcing Council
Corporate Social Responsibility Report
CSO Statements or Reports
Investigative Reports, Surveys, Articles, etc.