The findings reported in this Global Child Forum Benchmark quant analysis raise questions such as; what does corporate reporting on children’s rights tell us about them, and can engaging with children’s rights also have secondary positive benefits for companies?
A statistical analysis doesn’t answer whether focusing on children can create synergies and positive effects for companies, but there are a few tentative conclusions/hypothesis that can be drawn from the collective experience of Global Child Forum’s work with corporates, and which might help start a conversation on the linkages between engaging on children’s right and performance in other areas:
 As we don’t have historical data on controversies, there is a possibility that these companies have had a controversy more than three years ago, that have been deemed resolved and thus removed from the data.
 N.B. this doesn’t imply that small/mid-sized companies can’t be well-run or profitable.