Children's Rights and the Corporate Sector in South America

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Coming Soon:
South America Benchmark Report on Children’s Rights and the Corporate Sector

How are South American companies doing on children’s rights?

Global Child Forum is conducting research for our upcoming benchmark report – Children’s Rights and the Corporate Sector in South America. This study is the latest in a series of regional and global benchmarks, done in collaboration with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), which scans companies from all compass points and identifies if they report on children’s rights indicators.

Do South American companies integrate children’s rights into core operations?  Address and report on children’s rights issues? Engage with programs that benefit children?

The South American benchmark study scores 283 top companies headquartered in Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador and Uruguay 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.

The benchmark report will be launched at the Global Child Forum on South America on April 4th 2017 in São Paulo, Brazil.

The scores are in!

The top 283 South American companies have now received their benchmark scores.

Check your email for your scorecard! If you haven’t received it, please contact benchmark@globalchildforum.org

Check back for more information and for an opportunity to download the full benchmark.

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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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.

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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? Global Child Forum just launched the report focusing on the Nordic region  – 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.

What are people saying? Read selected media coverage:

Bloomberg: Nordics Lose Halo in Study Ranking Them With Emerging Markets Reuters: Nordic companies fall short on transparency over child rights Dagens Industri: Lågt engagemang för barnens rätt Sisua Radio/Sveriges Radio: Pohjoismaiset suuryritykset eivät loista lasten oikeuksien saralla Aktuell Hållbart: DEBATT Företag måste stärka kontrollen över sina leverantörsled, skriver Théo Jaekel och Jasmin Draszka-Ali, från advokatfirman Vinge.”Barnrättsfrågor – en blind fläck för nordiska storbolag”

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