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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Case study; Bayer mitigating root causes of child labour

Mitigating root causes of child labour

Bayer is a German multinational life science company with global headquarter in Leverkusen. The company is comprised of three divisions – Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Health and Crop Science. All three divisions operate globally and engage with numerous subcontractors. The company has a vision expressed by the phrase, “Health for all, hunger for none” as they focus on delivering innovations in healthcare and agriculture. Bayer is guided in fulfilling this vision through its corporate purpose, “Science for a better life”. Bayer’s vision and purpose indicate that the company strives to create societal good within their core business. During the last two decades, Bayer has experienced incidents of child labour in their indirect supply chain, mainly in India among suppliers of seed. In an effort to address these serious incidences, Bayer went beyond policy and initiated its own action program called the Child Care Program (CCP). Established in 2007, the Program is comprehensive, consisting of structured measures to address and act on child labour, including supporting children who are victims of child labour. Since the implementation of its Child Care Program, Bayer has made several advancements within the area of child labour, where they have managed to influence their value chain in India positively by addressing and acting on the issues related to child labour. Download our case study to learn more.  

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