Partner Advisory Board 2016

About the meeting

What does it mean to be a responsible company in today’s competitive environment? How can companies balance their long-term profitability while balancing their ESG (environmental, social and governance) responsibilities? These questions provided a fruitful discussion at the Global Child Forum’s annual Partner Advisory Board (PAB), held on 11 October 2016. This half-day meeting invited our partners to provide insights, debate and discussion on how business can best engage with children’s rights in their operations and supply chain.

This year’s Partner Advisory Board was opened by H.M. Queen Silvia on behalf of our Honorary Chairman, King Carl XVI Gustaf and followed by remarks from PAB Chairman, Mr Ulf Karlberg.

Global Child Forum is fortunate to have a committed group of public and private partners who enhance our work with their unique capabilities. We focus on building long-term, mutually beneficial strategic partnerships that can deliver results for our efforts and value for society and enable us extend our reach and impact and expand the conversation.

The meeting was held at the Stockholm Royal Palace by invitation only. To learn more please follow us on Twitter @GCForum and on Facebook and check back here for more information.

Our job has been to win over companies that going global does not just mean having more short-term profits and looking for the cheapest allocation or sourcing capabilities. But rather to understand that for markets to grow, and for your own future prospects to be successful, it makes sense to integrate, in your strategic thinking and operations, environmental, social and governance issues.

Mr Georg Kell

Vice Chairman Arabesque Partners and founder and former Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact