From the world of children’s rights and business
A Q&A with Katarina Mellström, Secretary General of Global Child Forum, on the intersection between children’s rights and technology.
Global Child Forum underlines the key children’s rights issues which will shape the organisation's agenda for 2024.
Global Child Forum announces the appointment of distinguished children’s rights and sustainability advocate Helena Thybell to its Board of Directors.
The latest benchmark from Global Child Forum reveals a significant decrease in corporate responsibility towards children.
Global Child Forum urges all parties involved in the escalating conflict in the Gaza Strip and Israel to protect children, and adhere to international human rights laws.
Global Child Forum has launched a new digital tool enabling investors to quickly assess key children's rights risks across industries.
As Penser Bank becomes its latest funding partner, Global Child Forum announces that support for children's rights is increasing from the financial sector.
Global Child Forum and Swedbank Robur recently joined forces to contact prominent global companies regarding their approach to child rights.
Global Child Forum lauds the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, as it calls for firm action on the safeguarding of children's environmental rights.
The European Commission has released the draft delegated regulation that complements the European Accounting Directive and includes the initial set of European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS) required by the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD).
We asked our new Secretary General eight questions about herself, her vision for the organisation and the state of children’s rights in the corporate sustainability agenda.
Global Child Forum, which produces the world’s largest benchmark on companies’ impact on children, today released its global report on the state of children’s rights in the food, beverage and personal care sector,
At this year’s Forum, decision-makers from business, government and civil society addressed a range of urgent issues around children’s rights.
Newly appointed Secretary General, Katarina Mellström, is tasked with strengthening strategic collaborations and funding.
Global Child Forum benchmark data on children’s rights and business is a core pillar in The PRI’s human rights data, offerings investors an understanding of how children’s rights issues are being measured across sectors.
Stockholm-based Global Child Forum today announced the results of their latest benchmark report which takes a close look at the state of children’s rights within the Technology and Telecommunications sector.
The research and expertise of leading child rights organisation Global Child Forum is now available on Sustainable Finance Platform, Verity.
Stockholm-based Global Child Forum today announced the results of their report, “The State of Children’s Rights and Business 2021”, showing that companies need to urgently address the implications of their climate actions on children.
Stockholm-based Global Child Forum announced today the launch of their newest program, The Business Academy, designed to be a children’s rights and business accelerator helping companies focus on their children’s rights risks and opportunities, supported with peer-to-peer learning.
Filippa Bergin has been appointed new Head of Research and Business Development at Global Child Forum, charged with leading on the organization’s work to strengthen the understanding and relationship between corporate profitability and children’s rights. She assumed her role on January 9.
BANGKOK 16 September – Global Child Forum, a Stockholm-based leader in children’s rights and business, is bringing together actors from business and civil society to take action on children’s rights at the CSR Asia Summit – the region’s foremost annual sustainability event being held on September 18 - 19. This is the third time Global Child Forum has participated in this summit, underscoring their commitment to placing child rights on the corporate social responsibility agenda in the region.
This year’s Partner Advisory Board at the Royal Stockholm Palace, held on March 27th, marks Global Child Forum 10-year anniversary. The organisation’s partners come together annually for a half-day meeting to discuss the challenges faced by children the world over and the role that business can play in addressing these challenges. The meeting also looked to the next 10 years and focused on how Global Child Forum can increase it’s relevancy to the corporate sector.
Read full report from the latest Global Child Forum here!
Speaking at the 10th Global Child Forum, HRH Crown Princess Victoria asks what is the purpose of children’s rights if not a child daring to hope for a better future.
Global Child Forum is the proud recipient of an IKEA Foundation grant totalling 38.5 million SEK, fortifying the organization’s efforts to ensure that children’s rights are supported and advanced among the corporate sector.
Businesses recognize the importance of education, both for development in society and for the business sector. But while it’s well documented that the education sector globally suffers from a significant lack of resources, contributions from the private sector are limited. Our latest report showcases examples of how companies’ investment in education lead to positive outcomes - not only for children, but also for business and society as a whole!
The year's Partner Advisory Board meeting focused on cross-sector learning to advance children's rights in the corporate sector. How can business, regardless of sector and position, seize the opportunities to contribute to a better world for our children and young people by “investing in every child”? What does it mean to be a responsible company in today’s competitive environment? How can companies find solutions that 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 15 November 2017.
Global Child Forum and UNICEF signed a Memorandum of Understanding today reinforcing the two organizations’ continued collaboration working to promote the rights and well-being of every child.
On Thursday, 5 May, the Global Child Forum on Southeast Asia took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia under the theme “Mobility and Connectivity: Children’s Rights and Sustainable Business”. The Southeast Asia Forum is the 8th for the organisation and brought together over 280 leaders and decision makers from 26 countries to discuss the current state of children’s rights in the ASEAN region and called upon business to make children’s rights a top priority. The Forum was inaugurated by H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf, the Honorary Chairman of Global Child Forum which the Royal Family started in 2009 in order to stimulate dialogue and leadership and advance children’s rights in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Pressrelease: Global Child Forum, together with over 250 leaders and decision-makers from governments, business, civil society and academia is set to showcase how leading corporations address children’s rights as part of their sustainability agenda on the 5th of May. First of its kind regional benchmark study lead by Global Child Forum, conducted by Boston Consulting Group, will be presented to define the challenges and opportunities of children’s rights in 9 industry sectors across 6 countries in the region.