Investment risks
sector by sector

This Global Child Forum tool assesses the level of risk to children from the activities of a company (saliency) on a set of child rights issues for 32 industries.

The impacts from company activities on children are divided into 3 areas and within each area, a scoring framework is used to assess how relevant specific child rights impact areas are to specific industries. There are 8 qualitative indicators, which are scored using a 0-2 range (where 0 is very unlikely/less relevant and 2 is very likely/more relevant). The score for each indicator is calculated into an average area score and a total risk score for the industry.

All indicators and impact areas can be found further down on this page.



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Indicators and impact areas

Labor and family-friendly policies

Employment protections:
Likelihood that workers are in informal employment, precarious contracts, complex subcontracting arrangements, or working in family or artisanal organisations.

Workforce vulnerability
Likelihood that workers are low-skilled and low-paid.

Evidence of forced labor or child labor
Likelihood of abusive conditions for children or parents and caregivers.

Product misuse and safety/labeling, marketing, proximity

Impacts on health and development
Likelihood that the product/service is misused to harm children OR that their safety is at risk if labeling or information is inaccurate.

Impacts on health and development
Likelihood that marketing contains images that could be harmful (body image, unhealthy food, negative lifestyle).

Impacts on health and development (proximity)
Likelihood that children come into contact with the product/service as consumers or indirectly.

Community impacts, environment impacts

Impacts on health and development (land, resources)
Likelihood of significant land footprint and use of natural resources.

Impacts on health and development (pollution, GHG)
Likelihood of significant pollution hazards and GHG emissions.

Impacts on health and development (proximity)
Likelihood that children live near the site, and come into regular contact with personnel or traffic.

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