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Global Child Forum calls on businesses to be heroes – to lift us into a world where children thrive and live their best lives. We know that business can accomplish this. We see it, measure it and score it in our global benchmark – and we provide tools for improvement.


We know that knowledge ignites action. That’s why we base our work on research. Our tools and services illustrate what business and investors can do to safeguard children’s rights. Part of our objective is to raise global awareness, promoting new thinking and cross-sector dialogue regarding children’s rights.


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Only 7% of all the companies scored in our latest benchmark are considered as top performers within Children's rights and Business.

Global Child Forum Benchmarks

The State of Children’s Rights & Business

Find out how the world’s most influential companies are protecting and respecting children’s rights.

Top 5

Best performing companies

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


The scores in this top list come from the Global Benchmark 2023, and are based on the total selection of 1108 companies – find out more about which companies were benchmarked here.


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

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Company Average score
Volvo AB
Schneider Electric
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
Norsk Hydro
Ingka Holding (Ikea)
LVMH Moet Hennessy - Louis Vuitton
General Motors Corporation (GM)
Galp Energia
SK Innovation
Compania Espanola de Petroleos (CEPSA)
NN Group
Absa Group
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA)
Itau Unibanco Holding
Wilmar International
General Mills
The Hershey Company
Jeronimo Martins
Merck KGaA
Aspen Pharmacare
Merck & Co
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Benchmark Scorecard Feedback Service

We can guide you through your company scorecard

Global Child Forum offers a unique service, providing benchmarked companies with feedback on their scorecard. This includes a gap analysis, with concrete tips on what to improve and how to get there.

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Nina Vollmer

Senior Children’s Rights and Business Specialist

As the organisation’s senior expert, Nina conducts research and supports companies on how to improve their understanding of, and impact on children’s lives. She develops and works with the tools and services that Global Child Forum offers, including the Business Academy, Scorecard Feedback service, guidance and best practices. Nina also supports with content creation for events and communications. With responsibility for the methodology behind the Corporate Sector and Children’s Rights Benchmark, Nina is the appointed spokesperson for benchmark activities, and regularly speaks at key events and conferences. Nina holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science from Lund University (Sweden), and has worked both nationally and internationally with human rights and development within the NGO sector.

Sean O’Shea

Corporate Engagement Manager

Sean works as our Corporate Engagement Manager. Prior to joining Global Child Forum, he worked at the Stockholm School of Economics as a Corporate Project Manager. Before moving to Stockholm in 2021, Sean worked as the Private Secretary to the Ambassador of Japan to the UK and earlier, as a Senior Parliamentary Assistant and Chief of Staff to several members of the UK Parliament. Sean has a degree in Politics and International Relations from the University of Exeter. He joined Global Child Forum in September 2022.

Matthew Goodwin

Head of Sustainable Investing

Matthew is pioneering a new role at Global Child Forum as Head of Sustainable Investing, responsible for building 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.