The Davos Summit at the World Economic Forum 23 January 2015
The Varkey Foundation hosted a lunch and panel discussion for Business Backs Education.
Opening remarks: Vikas Pota, Chief Executive, The Varkey Foundation
The panellists were:
Fred Van Leeuwen, General Secretary, Education International
Stephen Schwarzman, Chairman and CEO, Blackstone
Jim Hagemann-Snabe, former Co-CEO, SAP AG; Co-Chair, Business Backs Education
Tony Elumelu, Chairman, Heirs Holdings
Rt. Hon. Tony Blair, Prime Minister, Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1997-2007)
The discussion was moderated by Esteban Bullrich, Minister of Education for the City of Buenos Aires and Young Global Leader at the Forum.
Panellists were encouraged to use examples from their own experiences as to how they have effectively/ineffectively donated in the past and where opportunities lie to increase CSR spend in education.