Speaking at the 10th Global Child Forum, HRH Crown Princess Victoria asks what is the purpose of children’s rights if not a child daring to hope for a better future.
Businesses recognize the importance of education, both for development in society and for the business sector. But while it’s well documented that the education sector globally suffers from a significant lack of resources, contributions from the private sector are limited. Our latest report showcases examples of how companies’ investment in education lead to positive outcomes - not only for children, but also for business and society as a whole!
The year's Partner Advisory Board meeting focused on cross-sector learning to advance children's rights in the corporate sector. How can business, regardless of sector and position, seize the opportunities to contribute to a better world for our children and young people by “investing in every child”? What does it mean to be a responsible company in today’s competitive environment? How can companies find solutions that balance their long-term profitability while balancing their ESG (environmental, social and governance) responsibilities? These questions provided a fruitful discussion at the Global Child Forum’s annual Partner Advisory Board (PAB), held on 15 November 2017.
Global Child Forum participated at the CSR Asia Summit bringing a child rights focus to one of the most important annual events for sustainability leaders in Asia. The event took place in Bangkok on 26 & 27 September and is recognized as the platform in Asia where business, government and civil society come together to network and build relationships, aiming to find solutions to today’s increasingly complex sustainability challenges.
In a moving speech closing the Global Child Forum on South America held in São Paulo, Brazil, Sweden’s Queen urged the business community — and all present — to seize the opportunities discussed at the Forum and take action. “Regardless of sector and position,” she said, “you can contribute to a better world for our children and young people by investing in every child.”
While not an end in itself, trade is a means to an end. Niklas Johansson focuses on open trade, making the case that, to the extent that trade contributes to peace and stability and supports growth and development, it creates some of the conditions essential to improving children’s lives and future prospects.
Paul Sistare is a man on a mission. As the Founder and CEO of Atlantica Hotels International, he not only ensures that his guests get a good night’s rest, but he makes sure that he does too. How does he do this? By knowing that he, and the whole Atlantica Hotel chain, promote sustainable tourism with a special emphasis on protecting children’s rights.
Companies must strengthen control over their supply chain, writes Théo Jaekel and Jasmin Draszka-Ali, from the law firm Vinge. It is time that children’s rights are considered not only as a question of charity, but instead made a central part of corporate responsibility and risk management.
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