With this year's Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting focusing on promoting inclusive growth, a CEO believes that the road to the desired growth starts from promoting human capital through education.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with Cathy Yang, Wendy Kopp, CEO and Founder of Teach For All, said the Philippines, as well as many other countries, have a long way to go to ensure all kids get opportunity to attain excellent education.

Kopp said solving educational inequity lies in countries' future leaders. She thus called on the promising future leaders and outstanding graduates to commit two years teaching unprivileged children all over the world.

"We believe that the challenge of educational inequity is a very complex, hard, systemic problem, and we think our only chance of solving it lies in our countries' future leaders stepping up and saying 'we're gonna channel our energy in that direction'," Kopp said.

"So it's not really about two years, like those two years are important, but it's about gaining that foundational experience and continuing building the leadership force of people who will work at every level of the education system, at every level of policy ultimately across sectors," she added.

Kopp said progress and exceptional results are a product of leadership, and she noted that this rings true not just in education but in every sector in the society.

"We talk so little about leadership in education and yet it's the key to progress," Kopp added.