Amanda Gardiner develops partnerships that extend Pearson’s social impact in underserved communities and leads Pearson’s engagement in the global education agenda. She represents the company in the Global Business Coalition for Education, the Learning Metrics Task Force, and the World Economic Forum and as a board member of the Global Partnership for Education. Previously, Gardiner led an initiative at the UN Development Program encouraging multinational companies to develop business models that support the UN Millennium Development Goals. She was Program Director at the International Business Leaders Forum where she advised corporate executives on responsible business practices in developing countries. Gardiner also ran the Secretariat for the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights, working collaboratively with governments, NGOs, and companies to address extractive industry–related challenges.