Our Impact on Society

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Our Impact on Society

In addition to our financial and economic aims, we at Pearson believe there are three areas where we can have a lasting positive impact: literacy, learning outcomes and competitiveness.

This campaign will focus on those themes, plus our commitments to the wider responsible business agenda.

Content from this campaign

Pearson Gifts its 10 Millionth Book to Children to Encourage a Lifelong Love of Reading
November 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Booktime (www.booktime.org.uk) – now in its eighth year – aims to inspire a lifelong love of reading.  It will give two free books to 765,000 reception-aged children in England and Wales in the 2013-2014 year of school. This year’s books for children in England are Charlie and Lola’s But Excuse Me That is My Book, ...
Nov 6, 2013 8:05 AM ET
Pearson Unveils Six of the World's Best Edtech Start-ups
Back in February Pearson set out to identify the most promising edtech startup companies that share Pearson’s commitment to improving people’s lives through learning. We began by asking Pearson’s businesses what challenges and opportunities they want to address, and then asked them to select their startup match. Over 200 startups from nearly 20 countries across the globe applied for the...
Jun 28, 2013 11:00 AM ET
Pearson gets a big tick for Corporate Responsibility
It's Platinum again for Pearson in the 2013 Business in the Community Corporate Responsibility (CR) Index. The index is a leading voluntary benchmark on corporate responsibility - 126 organisations participated this year, with Platinum being the highest possible ranking. ...
May 10, 2013 9:55 AM ET
Pearson joins the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
Pearson will be the first education and publishing company to join W3C, the predominant international standards organisation for the World Wide Web. W3C currently has 375 international members mainly technology companies, research universities and government bodies. Led by Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee and CEO Jeff Jaffe, W3C's mission is to bring the Web to its full potential and to...
Apr 18, 2013 11:00 AM ET
Brazilian School Tops Test Results – With a Hand From Pearson
Located about 600 kilometers north of São Paulo, the Brazilian municipality of Nova Ponte (MG) earned top honours in this year’s test of school achievement – with a helping hand from Pearson. With support from Pearson’s NAME (Nucleus of Support to Municipalities and States Learning System), the Elementary School II (upper years) in Nova Ponte scored an average of 6.8 in the IDEB 2011 (...
Dec 13, 2012 11:55 AM ET