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.