On Wednesday 15 September, Global Child Forum convened their annual Partner Advisory Board meeting at the Stockholm Royal Palace, attended by their founders, H.M.King Carl XVI Gustaf, H.M. Queen Silvia and H.R.H. Crown Princess, Victoria. The half-day meeting presented an ideal platform for the organization to share, with their business and knowledge partners, the progress and new strategic direction adopted over the past year. After opening remarks from the King, the meeting focused on Global Child Forum’s upcoming services and initiatives designed to mobilize the corporate sector to integrate a children’s rights perspective in their operation and communities. New tools, such as The Magnifier – a self-guided, digital “light materiality analysis” — and initiatives, such as upcoming Business Academy designed for the Tech & Telecom sector to fast-track their sustainability work with children’s rights, were presented. The organization also shared their strategy to increase their engagement with the financial sector in order to equip them with the data and insights needed for well-informed ESG investment decision-making. Part of this strategy is to ensure the uptake of the Global Child Forum’s benchmark data on how corporate address children’s rights – the next data set and report will be available at the end of November.
Knowledge ignites action. That’s why we base our work in research. We conduct studies, develop tools and write and present best practices that illustrates what business can do when challenged with safeguarding children’s rights.
As a global electronics company with more than 260 000 employees in 74 countries, one of the core values of Samsung is “People First”. Based on the firm belief that a company is only as good as its employees, and with an ambition to continue to be an attractive employer, the company has prioritised implementing a range of family-friendly policies promoting employee wellbeing and work-life balance. The case study was published together with the global benchmark; The State of Children’s Rights and Business 2021. Click here to get to the full report. Download the case study to learn more.
This playbook provides starting points for defining the different types of stereotyping that can have a harmful impact on a child’s well-being and development, with tools for business to create guidelines and strategies for ensuring diversity and inclusion in their creative content and products for children.
No. 4 in a series of company reflections for the Global Child Forum on the ways in which companies address children’s rights and child-related issues. The study showcases Wilmar’s path towards establishing more sustainable business practices and developing a better understanding of the need to integrate a children’s rights perspective across its operations and suppliers. Click here to read the State of Children’s Rights in Southeast Asia Benchmark 2020.
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