Global Child Forum is underway gathering children’s rights data on nearly 1,000 global companies, as part of our Global Benchmark Report. Marking Global Child Forum’s 10-year anniversary, and the 30-year anniversary of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child, Global Child Forum is undertaking to benchmark how global companies – across 9 industrial sectors – are reporting on child rights indicators.
Global Child Forum has been benchmarking companies since 2014 with the launch of the first Global Benchmark report. Since then, we have produced 10 more reports covering Middle East and North Africa, Southern Africa, Southeast Asia, the Nordic region and South America.
“Thirty years after the adoption of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child, this one-of-its-kind report examines, through a children’s rights lens, the progress facing the business sector in implementing and reporting on child rights policies and programs,” comments Cajsa Wiking, Secretary-General at Global Child Forum. “We hope that this ground-breaking benchmark report will spotlight the challenges and opportunities for companies when assessing their impact on children’s well-being.”
Measuring and presenting data is key to driving societal and economic change. Through concrete evidence and data, benchmarking can lead to industry-wide innovation that leads to positive impact. Companies will be assigned four performance categories based on their score: Beginner, Improver, Achiever, Leader.
The global benchmark report, which is based on publicly available information collected by Global Child Forum, will be accompanied by insights and key take-aways and present wide-ranging recommendations for actions to raise individual and sector scores.
Nearly 1,000 publicly-traded companies are being benchmarked and will receive their individual scorecard in Q3 2019 with an opportunity to comment on their scores. The complete 2019 Global Benchmark Report will be launched in November and available for download on our website.
The benchmark report series is done is collaboration with the Boston Consulting Group. For more information on the report methodology, please click here.
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