Blog: Forum Frontlines

This blog strives to drive dialogue, inspire change and generate new perspectives and ideas on children’s rights and business. The blog features writing from Global Child Forum’s own staff, guest bloggers as well as Q&As with leaders and influencers. If you’re interested in writing for Frontlines, please contact our Communication Manager.


Best Practice

Child labour

Children's Right and the Corporate Sector


Corporate Social Responsibility

Garment sector

Global Child Forum on South America

Migrant workers

Sexual Exploitation of Children

Social entrepreneurship

Social entrepreneurtship

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)






Jenny Fredby

Senior Analyst and Partnership Lead
Global Child Forum

As Senior Analyst, Jenny leads our strategic intelligence work, including the analysis of developments within our field, children’s rights and business. She has an extensive background in international development work, working within government agencies, international organisations and research centres, such as WaterAid, the Nordic Africa Institute, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency and the Centre for Environment and Development Studies. Jenny holds a Licentiate Degree from Stockholm University. She joined Global Child Forum in October 2015.

Paul J. Sistare

Founder and Chairman
Atlantica Hotels International

Mr Paul J. Sistare has over 40 years’ experience as an international hospitality executive. He is the Founder and Chairman of Atlantica Hotels International, based in São Paulo, Brazil, which is the largest privately held hospitality company in Latin America and ranked in the top 50 largest hotel companies globally. Atlantica is the largest financial partner of Childhood Brasil and was the first, and only International hotel company, to adopt the Brazil “code of conduct” to address child abuse.

Jasmin Draszka-Ali

Associate Lawyer
Vinge Law Firm

Björn Sellström

Coordinator for Crimes Against Children team

Théo Jaekel

Senior Specialist: Human Rights and Supply Chain
Vinge Law Firm

Ellen Schliebitz

Director of Communications

Ellen works at the Beijing office of CCR CSR, where she has been in charge of the organization’s internal and external communications since 2015. She provides guidance and support to all of the organization’s regional bases (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Myanmar, Vietnam, Bangladesh) and is responsible for promotion, marketing, design and media relations, as well as maintaining the organization’s web presence.

Ellen has been living in China for almost nine years where she held positions in the media and charity sector before joining CCR CSR. Ellen holds a BA in Chinese and Politics from SOAS, University of London, and speaks fluent English, Mandarin and German. 

Linda Lodding

Communication Manager
Global Child Forum

As Communication Manager, Linda is responsible for bringing our work, and our message, to our stakeholders. She has long career in communications both in the private and public sector working for UN-affiliated organisations such as The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO and the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation. Her public sector work is augmented by assignments in advertising, internet consulting and brand development. She holds an undergraduate degree from Barnard College, Columbia University and an MBA from the Stern School of Business, New York University. Linda joined Global Child Forum in 2015.