Pure-play investing in the digital transformation of education
We develop skills and acquire knowledge best when we are actively engaged in the learning process. Edutainment brings the solutions, content, systems and tools that enable the world of digital media and entertainment into an educational setting. This in turn makes the learning process not only more cost-efficient and scalable, but also more personal, interactive and effective.
What is more, innovations provided by edutainment are making education more accessible and affordable for people everywhere. Digital solutions can reach students in remote regions of the world at a fraction of the costs of the traditional approach, aligning well with the United Nations’ 4th Sustainable Development Goal.
The digitalization of society and the spread of automation also imply fundamental changes to job profiles worldwide and drive a need for continuous retraining and upskilling. Innovative solutions and technologies can help address these issues, providing the flexibility to learn anytime and anywhere.
The education industry – one of the most important sectors of the global economy – is undergoing a digital revolution. A booming job market, the “Great Resignation”, and the shift to hybrid forms of learning and working are creating tremendous business opportunities for companies in the EdTech sector. In the post-pandemic landscape, new and more efficient forms of education delivery are emerging and redefining our understanding of what education is, who provides it, and how.
In the Credit Suisse (Lux) Edutainment Equity Fund, we have built a portfolio of disruptors and innovators that are improving the efficiency and effectiveness of education, lifelong learning, and career mobility. We seek exposure to companies that are helping to lower the rising cost of education, enable more accessible, flexible, and engaging learning, and improve access to jobs and career enhancement opportunities.
The 2021 impact and engagement report provides new, in-depth information about the portfolio’s alignment with UN Sustainable Development Goals and how the fund continues to contribute to dynamic change in the education sector.
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