Benchmarks

How do the world’s most influential companies respond to children’s rights?

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The State of Children's Rights and Business

Since 2013, Global Child Forum has been benchmarking companies in collaboration with Boston Consulting Group, assessing their implementations of the CRBPs. The data can be used by corporates to increase their social impact, and by investors to inform their decision-making.

Our business universe is the SDG2000, companies identified by World Benchmarking Alliance, to be the most influential in reaching the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. To date, we’ve benchmarked nearly 3000 companies, and more is yet to come.

With knowledge from our benchmark, the corporate sector is better equipped to meet the demands of financial investors, governments, civil society and the society in which they operate. Companies can also assess their performance in relation to peers in different markets and regions. Our long-standing benchmark series enables us to track progress over time  – and the data is also relevant for investors and other stakeholders that assess or rank companies.

 

Want to know if your company has been assessed and would like to receive your scorecard? Or do you represent an investor and would like to access the data? Welcome to contact us at benchmark@globalchildforum.org.

9%

From our latest benchmark

9% of the companies in our benchmark scored as "Leaders", with top scores in relation to how they support children's rights

Top 5

Best performing companies

Since 2013, Global Child Forum has been benchmarking the world’s most influential companies, assessing how respond to children’s rights. Our data can be used for corporates to increase their social impact, and for investors to inform their decision making.

Choose your sector to see the top five scoring companies within chosen sector, or search for a specific company result below.

Select sector:
Company Average score
Daimler
Adidas
Tata Motors
Hennes & Mauritz (H&M)
Nissan Motor Company
VOLVO AB
Daiwa House Group
Charoen Pokphand Group
Mitsui
Itochu
Norsk Hydro
Bayer
Linde
DSM
BASF
OMV
Petroleo Brasileiro (Petrobras)
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)
Neste
Iberdrola
Hyundai Engineering and Construction
Citigroup
Samsung Life Insurance
Munich Re (MEAG)
Itaúsa (Itau Unibanco Holding)
Wilmar International
Nestle
Olam International
Arla Foods
General Mills
Merck KGaA
Merck & Co
Abbott Laboratories
AstraZeneca
Novartis
Vodafone
Telenor
Deutsche Telekom
Samsung
LG Electronics
Marriott International
Cathay Pacific
Singapore Airlines
ANA Holdings
International Airlines Group (IAG)
Workplace
Marketplace
Community & Environment

Methodology

Corporate Sector & Children’s Rights
Benchmark Series

Global Child Forum

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Tools and services

The Workbook

Don’t know where to start? Learn how to How to respect and support children's rights in your business

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The Magnifier

Identify your knowledge gaps in ten minutes, and learn about related risks and opportunities.

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Self-assessment

Map your disclosure gaps using our benchmark.

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Scorecard feedback service

Let us guide you through your company scorecard, including a gap analysis with concrete tips on what to improve.

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August Engström

Benchmark Manager

As Benchmark Manager, August is responsible for collecting, managing and analysing the data in our benchmark; The State of Children’s Rights and Business. August has a bachelors degree in environmental economics from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet) and a masters degree in international business and management from the University of Uppsala. Prior to joining Global Child Forum, August worked in the financial sector and as a sustainability analyst.
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Nina Vollmer

Research Manager

As Research Manager, Nina’s main area of responsibility is to lead and develop the work on the Corporate Benchmark Studies on children’s rights that Global Child Forum produces in collaboration with Boston Consulting Group. In addition to this work, she also takes on other research projects and works on developing the content/inviting speakers for Forums and events. She has previously worked at the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, the Swedish Teacher’s Union, the Swedish Fellowship of Reconciliation – SweFOR in Colombia and SonyEricsson. She has also held the voluntary position of group secretary for Amnesty Business Group Sweden and been a member of the Board of Directors at Amnesty Sweden. She has a Master’s Degree in Political Science with a focus on human rights and development from Lund University in Sweden. Nina joined Global Child Forum in 2015.
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Matthew Goodwin

Sustainable Finance Manager

Matthew is pioneering a new role at Global Child Forum as a Finance Sustainability Manager responsible for building the Global Child Forum’s relationship with the financial services sector and ensuring that our sustainability data on children’s rights is made available to investors, asset managers and asset owners, helping them integrate children’s rights into their operations and investment decision-making process. Prior to joining Global Child Forum, he spent eight years at Lloyds Banking Group in London. Matthew studied Law and French at Université Paul Cézanne, Aix Marseille III and The University of Sheffield.
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