The following discussion took place at "Transforming the Role of Business in Education," a conference hosted by FSG, the Shared Value Initiative, and Stanford Social Innovation Review on October 29, 2014. This panel features Dr. James Applegate, Executive Director, Illinois Board of Higher Education; Karen Cator, CEO, Digital Promise; and Dean Florez, President and CEO, The 20 Million Minds Foundation. It is moderated by Eric Nee, Managing Editor, Stanford Social Innovation Review.
This panel explores how business, government, and education leaders can work together to improve the effectiveness of education systems at scale. Speakers discuss two distinct approaches to shared value creation—building the workforce of the future and innovating for student success—and why these models are particularly worthy of our attention. Speakers weigh the benefits and trade-offs of these approaches, and offer recommendations for how to effectively leverage the power of business to help improve educational outcomes.