Sustainable investing

Investing in companies
with children’s rights at the heart

Today’s investors are willing to pay a premium for companies that can demonstrate strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) credentials. Companies that can show a clear purpose over companies that are solely driven by short-term profit, are proving their value not only to society but to their shareholders.

Global Child Forum understands that investors are looking for ways to inform their ESG investment decision-making and we can provide the company-specific data and insights needed to make smart moves. Our benchmark, which is 10-years strong, has scored nearly 3,000 of the world’s largest companies on how they address children’s rights indicators. And what better indicator of a company’s social capital, than how they score on children’s issues?

Global Child Forum equips the investment community with the knowledge and expertise to better understand and improve the way their business models and investment portfolios impact children.

Contact us

If you’re interested to know more about how we can support you with our tools and data,  please contact us. We are also available to speak about children’s rights at events and webinars, and how our data can be used to incorporate children’s rights into investment decision making processes. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!


Matthew Goodwin is responsible for building the Global Child Forum’s relationship with the financial services sector and ensuring that our sustainability data on children’s rights is made available to investors, asset managers and asset owners, helping them integrate children’s rights into their operations and investment decision-making process. Prior to joining Global Child Forum, he spent eight years at Lloyds Banking Group in London where he was Head of French and Swiss Banks. He studied Law at the University of Sheffield. Contact Matthew here.


August Engström is the Benchmark Manager at Global Child Forum, responsible for collecting, managing and analysing the data in our benchmark; The State of Children’s Rights and Business. August has a bachelors degree in environmental economics from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet) and a masters degree in international business and management from the University of Uppsala. August has previous experience from the financial sector. Prior to joining Global Child Forum he worked for the Swedish fund management company Atlant Fonder as a sustainability analyst. Contact August here.


Fillipa Bergin has spent the last twenty years working within sustainability and human rights in business with organisations such as the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Storebrand group AS, Axel Johnson group, Axstores AB, the Karolinska Institute, Amnesty Business Group and other NGOs. She holds various board positions for several organizations inclusive of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), Vinnova (Sweden’s innovation agency), and the Press Council which investigates breaches in Swedish press-ethical rules. Filippa joined Global Child Forum in January 2020. Contact Filippa here.

Platforms using our data

The State of Children's Rights and Business Benchmark

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