Digital ActionLabs

Global Child Forum
Digital ActionLabs

June 2020

Children's Rights in Business

We live in a rapidly changing world where unprecedented challenges call on business to formulate new strategies to remain relevant. We are experiencing the consequences of climate change, navigating risks and opportunities of digitalisation, understanding shifting consumer patterns and adapting to new demographic and globalisation trends. Business and children alike are key stakeholders in this new setting. Both groups are enablers, catalysts, and drivers of change. And both have great potential to create positive impacts.

Featuring inspiring speakers, plenary panels, interactive sessions and participation of members of the Swedish Royal Family – our Digital Action Lab series will provide companies with leading insight and tools on how to best advance children´s rights and manage related risks in their operations and supply chains. The Digital Action Labs this fall will address four themes;

The Advantage for Business to Engage with Children’s RightsOctober 8th, 16:00-17:30 CET
How to reach an edge in engaging with children’s rights in your company’s operations and strategic planning?

Listening to the Change-Maker Generation, October 20th, 16:00-17:30 CET
How are the emerging generation of change makers influencing societal relations to consumption and companies?

A Collapsing Planet: The Impact of Climate Change on Children’s Health, November 3rd, 16:00-17:30 CET
What are the health effects on children from corporate mitigation and adaptation to climate change?

Data Mining in the Sandbox: Children’s Safety Online, November 18th, 16:00-17:30 CET
Exploring the tension between products that make children’s lives better, and the collection of data that goes in the process.

To see the speakers for each ActionLab, click on the titles above or follow the links below.


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The ActionLab series

The Advantage for Business to Engage with Children’s Rights

October 8th

Listening to the Change-Maker Generation

October 20th

A Collapsing Planet: The Impact of Climate Change on Children’s Health

November 3rd

Data Mining in the Sandbox: Children’s Safety Online

November 18th

This ActionLab series is by invitation only.
Invitations have been sent out and participants are now able to register for all four ActionLabs.

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Covid-19 Snapshot

In the midst of work on The State of Children’s Rights and Business in Southeast Asia 2020 the global pandemic of COVID-19 hit, and while we were analysing annual reports for 2019, the situation in real time changed rapidly. As the Global Child Forum benchmark is based on publicly available information primarily covering annual year 2019, those information sources are unlikely to acknowledge the impact that the pandemic is having on operations or their responses to it, including those policies that protect children. This report, jointly written by the Global Child Forum and ELEVATE, attempts an overview of how COVID-19 is impacting the Southeast Asia region, including its impacts on children—while being cognizant of the fact that this is a multi-faceted issue that is still very much in flux.

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