Re-Focusing Business Attention on Children’s Rights - Webinar

Companies that take responsibility for respecting and supporting children’s rights can mitigate serious legal and reputational risks to their activities, further competitiveness and attractiveness, improve recruitment, retention, and productivity of their staff, and contribute to more stable and sustainable business environments. By doing do, they secure a long-lasting social license to operate, through gaining support from their future employees and customers.

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Children’s Rights and Business Principles and reflect upon the next decade ahead, the UN Global Compact Network UK, in partnership with the UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK), and Save the Children UK, hosted a webinar on 15 June, 13:00-14:30 BST.

Attendees heard from representatives of leading companies and experts in the field about how companies can ensure they respect and support children’s rights throughout their activities and business relationships. The session addressed the greatest challenges companies face on the ground as a result of new unprecedented risks to children and provided practical guidance to take concrete and meaningful action.


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Alinde Melin
Global Human and Child Rights Leader
Inter IKEA Group

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Mark Robertson
Senior Vice President
The Centre for Child Rights and Business

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Tulika Bansal
Senior Adviser, Human Rights and Business
The Danish Institute for Human Rights

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Margaret Wachenfeld
Managing Director
Themis Research
Senior Research Fellow
Institute for Human Rights and Business

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Dr Henrietta Blackmore
Interim Director of Programme Partnerships
Save the Children UK

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Cajsa Wiking
Secretary General
Global Child Forum

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Margaret Banjo
Child Protection Specialist
The UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK)
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For more information, please contact Emma Baldi (Business & Human Rights).