Social Mobility And Equal Opportunity


For our world to flourish, we need everyone to be valued and able to contribute to society. Particular focus is still needed to empower women and girls, people with disabilities, refugees, indigenous and minority populations. This will transform our businesses, communities, and political structures.

Quality education is critical to enable all young people to achieve their potential. Significant progress means that 91% of children worldwide now receive a primary education. However 61 million primary school aged children remain out of school, especially in sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia. Once in school, the global lack of trained teachers and poor facilities means many children still don’t receive a quality education.

Many women face significant danger; 35% of women will experience physical, sexual, or gender- based violence in their lifetime globally. In the UK, social equality and lack of opportunity for young people remains an issue. For example, just 5% of young people eligible for free school meals gain 5 A-C grades at GCSE.

Here’s some of our latest projects, actions and news from across our network under our social mobility and equal ppportunity field of action. We bring together corporations, philanthropists, investors and engaged citizens to co-create new solutions through engaging projects, collective actions and showcasing inspiring and thought – provoking initiatives for change.




91% of children worldwide

now receive a primary education

UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform, 2017

Since 2000, an extra

1.2 billion people now have access to electricity

International Energy Agency, 2017



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