Business Academy

Are you ready to take your sustainability strategy to the next level and maximize your sustainability impact? Do you want to be in the forefront of meeting investors’ expectations? To reach your targets in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals, you need to ensure you understand your company’s impact on children and on child rights. The Global Child Forum Business Academy is designed to support your company in understanding and assessing your impact on children and become successful in reaching your SDG targets.

What is the Global Child Forum
Business Academy?

The Global Child Forum Business Academy is an exclusive training programme for you who want to equip your company with knowledge and tools to integrate a child rights perspective in your operations.

The programme focuses on peer-to-peer networking and collaboration in a small group to solve real problems together, under the guidance of the programme and with inspiration from companies who have come some way in their journey and can share their experience.

The training programme is planned to start in Q4 2021 and will run for 6-10 months, covering approximately one module per six weeks, over two two-hour sessions in the first 6 months, then appr 10-12 weeks will be spent on taking on a challenge within the own company with support from the programme.

It will cover business-critical issues, linking these to children’s rights perspectives highlighting the potential for both negative and positive impact on children’s lives. These issues will also be clearly linked to other sustainability perspectives such as the SDGs.

During the programme you will be guided through a due diligence process, which will give you an opportunity to address real issues in your own company as part of the programme.

Companies onboard

Who can participate?

Our Business Academy is open to companies in the Technology and Telecom sector, that have an established work around sustainability and human rights and are now looking to more fully integrate a children’s rights perspective within this area. We turn to companies within the SDG2000 list, prioritizing those who have received an average score between 5.1 and 7.5 in the 2021 Corporate Sector and Children’s Rights Benchmark. The aim is to give your company guidance and tools to better understand and integrate a child rights perspective in your company’s operations and thus improve your benchmark score to become “Leaders” in the ranking.

The programme is directed towards sustainability/human rights executives/managers within these companies, who have an overarching responsibility of implementing/overseeing sustainability/human rights across operations and can engage other functions such as procurement, legal, human resources, sales, products and services, etc. as needed.

Global Child Forum are currently recruiting companies to be part of the 2021/2021 programme.

If you are interested to join the programme, please contact josefin.bf@globalchildforum.org or sara.garmer@globalchildforum.org.