Children's Rights and Business
How to implement a Child Rights perspective
About this guide
Welcome to Global Child Forum´s practical step-by-step guide on how to incorporate children’s rights into existing business processes. With this guide we hope to inform, inspire, and equip companies to implement a children’s rights perspective across their business. The workbook has been written in alignment with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) and The Children’s Rights and Business Principles.
Who is it for?
The guide can be used by anyone working in sustainability, social impact or human rights, or consultants supporting companies in their human rights’ due diligence work
What does this guide contain?
In the guide you will find:
- Step-by-step guidance and concrete tips
- Information to help you build the business case internally
- Examples from other companies like Marks & Spencer, Microsoft and others
- References to other tools and frameworks
- Templates to use in your organization, to help understand, map and address your company’s impact on children.
Developed together with partners
The workbook was developed with the active support and participation of Lindéngruppen* driven by a determination to implement a children’s rights perspective in their own businesses and enable other companies to do the same.
Our pro bono partner Boston Consulting Group supported the development process and Emily Sara Lee of ESLEE Consulting contributed invaluable expertise in human rights due diligence and was also responsible for compiling and finalizing the text and templates.
* Lindéngruppen is a second-generation family business based in the South of Sweden, focusing on sustainable and long-term development of industrial companies. The group is made up of Beckers, Colart, Alex Begg and Höganäs.
Jenny Lindén Urnes
Owner and chair, Lindéngruppen
Business has a huge impact on children’s lives and their perspectives on business matter. Together with Global Child Forum and the Boston Consulting Group we created a guide for how to incorporate children’s voices into businesses. We hope it will enable many other companies to start working with children’s rights.
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