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Business Backs Education is a global advocacy campaign that seeks to rally the private sector to support education in the same quantum as healthcare issues are championed in our companies.

Business Backs Education asks companies to come together to support global education initiatives by increasing their investments – philanthropic – sustainability – social impact – corporate citizenship.

The campaign was launched at the Global Education & Skills Forum in March 2014 by President Bill Clinton together with Co-Chairs Jim Hagemann-Snabe, CEO of SAP and Majid Jafar, CEO of Crescent Petroleum. The campaign is led by UNESCO, the Varkey Foundation, and Dubai Cares under the auspices of the Global Education and Skills Forum.

President Bill Clinton launching Business Backs Education at the Global Education & Skills Forum 2014. (From left to right)  Sunny Varkey, Chairman, Varkey GEMS Foundation; Hani Ashkar, Middle East Senior Partner, PwC; Majid Jafar, CEO Crescent Petroleum; President Clinton; Jim Hagemann-Snabe, CEO SAP; Iyad Malas, CEO of Majid Al Futtaim Group; Shaker Ismail, Senior Vice President, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

President Bill Clinton launching Business Backs Education at the Global Education & Skills Forum 2014.
(From left to right) Sunny Varkey, Chairman, Varkey Foundation; Hani Ashkar, Middle East Senior Partner, PwC; Majid Jafar, CEO Crescent Petroleum; President Clinton; Jim Hagemann-Snabe, CEO SAP; Iyad Malas, CEO of Majid Al Futtaim Group; Shaker Ismail, Senior Vice President, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank