The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is a bold international commitment that ensures every child has the right to a happy, just and prosperous future – and to have a say in the decisions that impact their lives.
What is the role of business in Southeast Asia in realising this commitment to children’s rights, and how have efforts and performance in doing so changed over time?
Global Child Forum’s 2020 Southeast Asia Benchmark Report presents research conducted through 2020 that tracked approximately 250 of the region’s largest companies against 27 indicators, systematically assessing corporate organisational responses that impact children’s rights.
The report shows positive progress since the last Southeast Asian benchmark (2016), yet still lower than the global average. While Southeast Asia companies are more likely to engage in programmes and collaborations focusing on children than their global peers, their overall lack of deeper understanding of children in relation to their core business keeps them from scoring above their peers globally.
This event will offer those benchmarked companies the opportunity to learn what their peers are doing, how they compare globally and how to start thinking of these issues in order to become a leader in children’s rights issues.
9.30-11 CET; 16.30-18.00 SGT If you have any questions about this event, please email: Adrien.Askmo@globalchildforum.org
Global Child Forum is currently collecting children’s rights data on approximately 250 of the largest companies in Southeast Asia, as part of our 2020 regional benchmark study. The Southeast Asia regional study covers 6 countries and 8 sectors, and assesses companies against 27 indicators.
Global Child Forum has been benchmarking companies since 2014 when the first Global Benchmark report was launched. Since then, we have produced 10 regional reports covering Middle East and North Africa, Southern Africa, Southeast Asia, the Nordic region and South America, as well as an additional Global Benchmark report in 2019.
Measuring and presenting data is key to driving societal and economic change. Through concrete evidence and data, benchmarking can lead to industry-wide innovation that leads to positive impact. Companies will be assigned four performance categories based on their score: Beginner, Improver, Achiever, Leader.
The Southeast Asia benchmark report, which is based on publicly available information assessed by Global Child Forum, will be accompanied by insights and key take-aways and present wide-ranging recommendations for actions to raise individual company and sector scores.
The approximately 250 publicly-traded companies benchmarked have received their preliminary scorecard and been given an opportunity to comment on their scores. The complete 2020 Southeast Asia Benchmark Report will be launched in Q1 2021 and will then be available for download from our website.
The benchmark report series is done in collaboration with the Boston Consulting Group. For more information on the report methodology, please click here.
Click here to view all the companies included in the Southeast Asia Benchmark 2020
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