Although considerable efforts have been undertaken by many businesses to respect children’s rights, obstacles remain. Numerous companies, for example, are uncertain as to how to begin addressing the issue of children’s rights. As a result of the commitment and support from Lindéngruppen and the Boston Consulting Group, Global Child Forum has developed this workbook for businesses to use at the outset of their children’s rights journey as well as for those looking to advance work already underway.
The workbook has been written in alignment with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) and the Children’s Rights and Business Principles (CRBPs). Other guidance and best practice are referenced and made available as needed to help the reader gain clarity on how to implement children’s rights in the corporate agenda. Global Child Forum wishes to recognize Emily Sara Lee of ESLEE Consulting for compiling and finalising this Workbook.
We hope that this guide will not only inform and inspire, but also equip business leaders and sustainability professionals with tools to take action – action to ensurethat children’s rights are respected and supported by businesses across the world.
What is good for children, is good for business.