Social bond framework
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In alignment with ICMA social bond principles 2018
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The use of proceeds are intended to contribute to two main social objectives, namely: Access to education and socioeconomic development.
The eligible projects target underserved learners and communities, including people living below the poverty line, those with disabilities and the unemployed.
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Our framework sets out criteria for how we will use and manage proceeds, the project selection process and reporting plans.
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We commit to reporting annually on the allocation and impact of the use of proceeds.
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We use research and evidence to deliver measurable progress at each stage of learning to showcase the potential impact from the proceeds.
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Our 2030 sustainability strategy
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Pearson has been helping learners continue their education through the pandemic.
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The education goal and targets are directly aligned with Pearson’s mission, capabilities, and public commitment to expand access to quality education and improve progress for more learners.
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We deliver products and services that ensure learners acquire the knowledge and capabilities they need for employment and empowerment, working in close collaboration with governments, educators, employers, and others around the world.
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By helping learners progress and prepare to enter the workforce, we reduce inequality and equip more people with the 21st century skills they need to get good jobs, improve their lives, and provide for their families.
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