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Interpreting recent changes to educational policies - Jim Knight

Interpreting recent changes to educational policies - Jim Knight

by Lord Jim Knight, former cabinet Minister and Chief Education and External Officer at TES The first half of this year has seen the publication of a series of…

The knowledge gap making the cost of living crisis worse

The knowledge gap making the cost of living crisis worse

The steep fall in purchasing power, caused by high inflation surpassing pay rises, is not ending anytime soon. Triggered by a ‘perfect storm’ of Covid aftereffects,…

Why supporting young people's mental health should matter to your company

Why supporting young people's mental health should matter to your company

The mental health of our society, specifically our young people, is in crisis, with a direct impact on people’s ability to perform or show up in the workplace.…

Lord Jim Knight: How can we harness the positive power of technology in education?

Lord Jim Knight: How can we harness the positive power of technology in education?

I’d just come back from Covid. I’d been up the night before at a dinner at the House of Lords. My energy was really up and down, and yet I woke up and my head…

Three ways to measure your organisation’s social purpose performance

Three ways to measure your organisation’s social purpose performance

More and more organisations are placing social purpose at the heart of their business strategy and it’s easy to see why. Social purpose isn’t just the right…

How businesses can help define and address the ‘missing layer of learning’

How businesses can help define and address the ‘missing layer of learning’

Over the last couple of years, amid the most challenging of circumstances, our schools and teachers have gone above and beyond in trying to prepare pupils for an…

Takeouts from a global conversation on Mental Health

Takeouts from a global conversation on Mental Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken an incredible toll not just on physical health but on the collective mental health of our world. Across the globe, we have seen both…

Introducing ‘Impact-as-a-Service’— software that helps companies make a social impact

Introducing ‘Impact-as-a-Service’— software that helps companies make a social impact

Published in Fortune Magazine June 7, 2021Software has disrupted the world. It has changed our routines and established a new order to our lives. Consider the advances…

Consumers now expect businesses to address inequalities exposed by the pandemic

Consumers now expect businesses to address inequalities exposed by the pandemic

The pandemic has made consumers much more likely to buy from businesses with a social conscience, new research commissioned by EVERFI has found. Some 2,096 adults…

How can businesses help narrow the Covid learning gap?

How can businesses help narrow the Covid learning gap?

Education researchers rarely agree. But on one thing, at least, they are unanimous: the pandemic has widened the gulf in educational attainment between disadvantaged…

UAE businesses are embracing Corporate Social Responsibility as a profitable way to do business

UAE businesses are embracing Corporate Social Responsibility as a profitable way to do business

Corporate Social Responsibility - when businesses adopt practices that have a positive economic, social and environmental impact - is taking off in the UAE. Over…

Four ways that universities can help look after students’ mental health

Four ways that universities can help look after students’ mental health

While the past year has been a struggle for us all, university students have been among those who’ve fared particularly badly. Data from the Office for National…

Closing the learning gap

Closing the learning gap

A year before the pandemic, education researchers found that by the age of 16, disadvantaged children in England were more than 18 months behind their classmates…

Why diversity, equity and inclusion need compassion at their core

Why diversity, equity and inclusion need compassion at their core

Last summer, the shocking deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor prompted waves of protests across the world in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.…

Environmentally-conscious businesses: our young people need you

Environmentally-conscious businesses: our young people need you

One in five young people are so worried about climate change, it gives them nightmares, a poll of 2,000 eight to 16-year-olds found last year. The survey, commissioned…

EVERFI Middle East: Teachers look to businesses to fill the education gap created by Covid

EVERFI Middle East: Teachers look to businesses to fill the education gap created by Covid

In light of the Covid pandemic, ninety-five percent of teachers feel that businesses have a responsibility to support education and fill this gap in learning. This…