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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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?

Roundtable; Help Invest the Worst Forms of Child Labour Away

Join us on this follow up to our discussions at the Global Forum (Dec 1, 2022). This roundtable discussion will be bringing together corporate actors and investors to discuss ongoing attempts at eliminating child labour deep in the supply chains.

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Ending Child Labour: A Call for Business Action and Accountability

Each year on June 12th, the UN World Day Against Child Labour highlights the plight of child labourers and what can be done to help them. With the SDG deadline only a few years away, the call to end child labour (target 8.7**) has taken on increased urgency. What can businesses do to return child labourers to the classroom? It turns out – quite a lot.

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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.

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 must recognize their social responsibility and prioritize children's health and well-being.

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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.

Socially responsible investing

Socially responsible investing is becoming mainstream. At Global Child Forum, we help the financial sector develop their SRI programmes by incorporating children’s rights into their investment strategies, known as child-inclusive investing.

Sustainable Investing: How children’s rights are supporting investor sustainability strategies

What is sustainable investing? What is the relevance of children’s rights to sustainable investors?

Webinar; The State of Children's Rights and Business 2022

In December 2022, Global Child Forum launched a benchmark on of the world’s most influential companies within Food, Beverage & Personal Care – assessing to what extent they addresses children’s rights in their public reporting.

Q&A with Katarina Mellström, Secretary General

We asked our new Secretary General eight questions about herself, her vision for the organisation and the state of children’s rights in the corporate sustainability agenda.

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Protecting children’s rights should not be optional

Andreas Lundmark, MD & Partner at Boston Consulting Group about how companies need to improve on protecting children’s rights.

PRESS RELEASE: Merparten av dagligvaruhandeln underkänns i barnrättsfrågor

Kungahusets stiftelse Global Child Forum, som producerar världens största benchmarkstudie iföretags påverkan på barn, släppte idag sin globala rapport.

PRESS RELEASE: Majority of Food, Beverage & Personal Care Companies Fail to Address Children's Rights

Global Child Forum, which produces the world’s largest benchmark on companies’ impact on children, today released its global report on the state of children’s rights in the food, beverage and personal care sector.

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Unilever: Raising the bar for responsible marketing and product development

Unilever was one of the first companies to introduce and apply principles for responsible marketing to children back in 2003. These principles have been updated over the years and continue to evolve to address new concerns as they arise.

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Due diligence and beyond: how Nestlé manages human rights risks in the supply chain

For Nestlé, a global company that sources products from the agricultural sector, addressing human rights risks in the supply chain is both a basic requirement and not always an easy task.

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Five companies who are leading the fight against mental illness in children and families

October 10th marks World Mental Health Day, an international day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. 2022’s campaign slogan is ‘Make mental health & well-being for all a global priority’, and at Global Child Forum we stand behind this message.

PRESS RELEASE: Global Child Forum and The PRI are driving corporate action to improve children’s lives

Global Child Forum benchmark data on children’s rights and business is a core pillar in The PRI’s human rights data, offerings investors an understanding of how children’s rights issues are being measured across sectors.