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Protecting children’s rights online is a strategic choice

Eurochild’s Fabiola Bas Palomares on why increasing online child protection is a strategic choice that must be prioritised in the EU.

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Ethical Threads: Weaving Children’s Rights into the Fabric of Fashion

We examine child labour and responsible marketing within apparel, while considering how the industry performed in our latest benchmark.

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Tech and Telecom must do more to protect children’s rights

A Q&A with Katarina Mellström, Secretary General of Global Child Forum, on the intersection between children’s rights and technology.

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2024 Action Agenda: Confronting the 10 Challenges Affecting Children Worldwide

Global Child Forum underlines the key children’s rights issues which will shape the organisation's agenda for 2024.

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PRESS RELEASE: Global Child Forum Welcomes Helena Thybell to its Board of Directors

Global Child Forum announces the appointment of distinguished children’s rights and sustainability advocate Helena Thybell to its Board of Directors.

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Impact Report

Global Child Forum’s Impact Report sets out how we influence companies to elevate their action for children’s rights and make a difference on a global scale.

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Global Child Forum Investor Data

Our specially curated datasets for the financial sector help investors manage and mitigate child rights risks. Interested in accessing these? Contact us today!

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The Global Child Forum 2024

On 23rd October, 2024, business leaders from around the world will meet in person at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, to discuss one of the most important topics for society: the well-being of children.

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PRESS RELEASE: Global Report Shows Alarming Decline in Corporate Responsibility Towards Children

The latest benchmark from Global Child Forum reveals a significant decrease in corporate responsibility towards children.

Benchmark Report
Global Benchmark Report 2023 - Communications Toolkit

Use our Communications Toolkit to let stakeholders know what you have achieved by respecting children’s rights in your company’s operations

Benchmark Report
Neglecting Children’s Rights: All Risk & No Reward

Global Child Forum's latest benchmark report reveals that many companies are neglecting children's rights - why is this a risky business?

Benchmark Report
Setbacks & Progress in the Collective

How seriously is the corporate world taking children’s rights in 2023? Global Child Forum's latest benchmark is evidence of both setbacks and progress made.

Benchmark Report
European Companies Lead the World on Children’s Rights – but Must Brace for Change

European companies are leading the rest of the world in Global Child Forum's latest benchmark, but what impact will coming legislation have on the region's position?

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Sector Focus: Basic Materials

An in-depth look into the Basic Materials sector, and how the companies in these industries performed in our latest benchmark.

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Sector Focus: Energy & Utilities

An in-depth look into the Energy and Utilities sector, and how the companies in these industries performed in our latest benchmark.

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Sector Focus: Business To Business (B2B)

An in-depth look into the Business To Business (B2B) sector, and how the companies in these industries performed in our latest benchmark.

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Sector Focus: Consumer Discretionary

An in-depth look into the Consumer Discretionary sector, and how the companies in these industries performed in our latest benchmark.

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Sector Focus: Financials

An in-depth look into the Financials sector, and how the companies in these industries performed in our latest benchmark.

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Sector Focus: Healthcare

An in-depth look into the Healthcare sector, and how the companies in these industries performed in our latest benchmark.

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Sector Focus: Food, Beverage & Personal Care

An in-depth look into the Food, Beverage and Personal Care sector, and how the companies in these industries performed in our 2023 benchmark.

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Sector Focus: Technology & Telecommunications

An in-depth look into the Technology and Telecommunications sector, and how the companies in these industries performed in our 2023 benchmark.

Benchmark Report
European Top 15 Best Performing Companies 2023

Take a look at the European top 15 best performing companies in Global Child Forum’s Children’s Rights and Business Benchmark 2023.

Benchmark Report
Global Top 15 Best Performing Companies 2023

View the best performing companies from around the world in Global Child Forum’s Children’s Rights and Business Benchmark 2023.

Benchmark Report
Benchmark 2023 Company List

Look through the full list of companies included in Global Child Forum’s Children’s Rights and Business Benchmark 2023.

Benchmark Report
Benchmark Methodology Industry Weights

For the purposes of our benchmark, each industry a company belongs to is weighted across our impact areas - take a look at how we do it!

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Protecting the Youngest: Global Child Forum’s Call for Children Amidst Escalating Violence in Gaza and Israel

Global Child Forum urges all parties involved in the escalating conflict in the Gaza Strip and Israel to protect children, and adhere to international human rights laws.

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Partner Advisory Board Meeting 2023

Our Partner Advisory Board 2023 meeting brought key stakeholders together to discuss the advancement of children’s rights in the corporate sector.

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Digital Discussion Series: Examining the State of Children’s Rights & Business in 2023

Watch Global Child Forum's digital discussion series on the findings of its Global Benchmark Report 2023 - a unique analysis of how the corporate and financial sectors are prioritising children’s rights today.

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PRESS RELEASE: Global Child Forum Launches Industry Risk Tool to Empower Investors

Global Child Forum has launched a new digital tool enabling investors to quickly assess key children's rights risks across industries.

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Best Practices

Global Child Forum’s benchmark best practices offer practical examples on how businesses can incorporate child rights into their reporting.

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PRESS RELEASE: Global Child Forum Announces Growing Support from the Financial Sector

As Penser Bank becomes its latest funding partner, Global Child Forum announces that support for children's rights is increasing from the financial sector.

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Successful Collaboration between Swedbank Robur and Global Child Forum

Global Child Forum and Swedbank Robur recently joined forces to contact prominent global companies regarding their approach to children's rights.

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Children's Rights & the Transformative Role of Business in Achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Children are affected by all of the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs). To get these back on track, businesses must integrate children's rights into operations and communities.

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Industry Risk Tool

Global Child Forum's Children's Rights Industry Risk Tool helps investors and companies quickly gain an overview of critical children's rights risk areas.

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Q&A with Matthew Goodwin, Head of Sustainable Investing

Matthew Goodwin, Head of Sustainable Investing, tells us why Global Child Forum's benchmark data is valued by the financial sector.

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PRESS RELEASE: Global Child Forum Commends UN Committee's Historic Call for Action on Children's Right to a Clean and Sustainable Environment

Global Child Forum lauds the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, as it calls for firm action on the safeguarding of children's environmental rights.

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Green Skills For Youth: Paving the Way Towards a Sustainable Future

This year’s UN International Youth Day highlights "green skills" – the competencies needed for young people to thrive in a sustainable economy - and businesses can offer key support.

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PRESS RELEASE: Global Child Forum Calls on European Commission to Tighten Children’s Rights Reporting Standards

The European Commission has released the draft delegated regulation that complements the European Accounting Directive and includes the initial set of European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS) required by the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD).

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Putting Children on the Sustainability Reporting Agenda: Material for Business

With reporting requirements changing for EU companies, how will new ESRS standards impact children's rights and the wider sustainability landscape?

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Protecting children’s rights should be central to the care economy

Every day, sixteen billion hours are spent on unpaid care work, representing a tenth of the world’s economic output. Along with paid care work, it’s also possibly one of the most overlooked sectors of the global economy.

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Empowering Companies to Make a Difference for Refugee Children and Families

In the wake of the recent devastating tragedy involving the sinking of a fishing boat off the coast of Greece, the world is once again confronted with one of the most heart-wrenching migrant incidents in recent memory. This catastrophic event serves as a poignant reminder of the urgent need for global solidarity and support for those forced to flee unimaginable hardships and distressing situations. What role can business play?

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Ending Child Labour: A Call for Business Action and Accountability

The call to end child labour has taken on increased urgency. What can businesses do to return child labourers to the classroom?

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Improving Children's Lives: 10 Companies Fighting Global Hunger

Influential businesses operating in the food and beverage sector have a critical role to play in helping eliminate hunger worldwide.

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Arcor: supporting and protecting children throughout the whole business

Arcor Group incorporates children's rights into the broader framework of working toward sustainable development, with strategies supported and integrated throughout the entire organisation.

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Creating a Family-Friendly Workplace is a Win-Win

Every year on May 15th, the UN Day of Families highlights the crucial role families play in promoting overall health and happiness.

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Webinar; Family Friendly Policies and their Effects

Join the Global Child Forum to listen to a panel of three experts to better understand how family friendly policies not only help children and parents but employers who enact them.

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From Pollution to Protection:
Four Ways that Business Can Ensure a Greener Future for Children

This year’s Earth Day theme is “Invest in our Planet” and, at Global Child Forum, we think the best way to do this is by investing in our children.

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Five Ways that Businesses Impact Children’s Health

Businesses have a social responsibility to prioritise children's health and well-being - read about five ways they can do it!

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Small Hands, Big Brands:
What Can Be Done to Ensure Child Rights are Respected in the Fashion Industry?

Fashion brands must do all they can to ensure the health and well-being of children, from prohibiting child labor to installing responsible marketing practices.

Benchmark Report
Global Benchmark Report 2023 - The State of Children’s Rights and Business

The Global Benchmark Report 2023 is here! Are the world's most influential companies prioritising children's rights in their operations?