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We work globally to ensure a brighter future for the world's children

We bring together thought leaders and influencers from business, civil society, academia and governments to spur action for social change around children's rights. We focus on the power of business to be a driver of that change and take initiatives that create a better world for children.

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Upcoming: Children’s Rights and the Corporate Sector in the Nordic Region

How are Nordic companies doing on children’s rights? Nordic companies have a reputation for innovation and socially responsible forward-thinking.  But how do the Nordics stack up when reporting  on children’s rights? Right now Global Child Forum is conducting research for our upcoming benchmark report – Children’s Rights and the Corporate Sector in the Nordic Region. This study is the latest in a series of regional and global benchmarks which scans companies from all compass points and identifies if they report on children’s rights indicators. Do Nordic companies integrate children’s rights into core operations?  Address and report on children’s rights issues? Engage with programs that benefit children? The Nordic benchmark study scores 300 top companies headquartered in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland on these, and other, indicators.  The benchmark then assigns both an aggregate regional score as well as individual company scores. All companies included in the study also receive a scorecard with their result and are given an opportunity to respond or give feedback.   Why benchmark children’s rights? Companies of all sizes, in all sectors and regions, have an obligation to respect children’s right in their operations. This isn’t only a societal imperative, it also makes good business sense. While many companies present stellar examples of how both business and society can benefit from respecting children’s rights, most companies grapple with identifying how best to address children’s rights issues within their operations. Our benchmarking reports let companies know where they stand vis-à-vis their region and their sector on a number of basic children’s rights indicators and allows participating companies to identify their areas of strength and pinpoints their shortcomings.   Coming soon! The Children’s Rights and the Corporate Sector in the Nordic Region is slated to be launched in December 2016. Check back for more information and for an opportunity to download the full benchmark. Stay updated in social media by following @GCForum on twitter.   For more information on the report and how you can participate contact: Nina Vollmer, Researcher
nina.vollmer@globalchildforum.org   For all media inquiries, contact: Linda Lodding, Communications Manager
linda.lodding@globalchildforum.org
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