GES invites you to the second event in our webinar series Children’s Rights and Investor Responsibilities, on Tuesday 26 August 15.00-16.00 CEST.
Often overlooked or just included in the general human rights assessment, children’s rights are an issue in its own right which no company – and thereby no responsible investor either – should disregard. However, a recent study by GES and the Global Child Forum (GCF) showed that there is still a long way to go to achieve the appropriate level of awareness and integration in the investor community as a whole. Accordingly, this webinar series provides an opportunity for investors to hear more about the related risks and opportunities, and presents practical ways for taking children’s rights into account in investment decision-making and engagement with companies.
Building on our recent webinar on child labour and to contribute to the broadening and deepening of the understanding of children’s rights considerations, this discussion will address both the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of investors incorporating child-specific aspects in their policies and practices, and highlights that there are child-related matters other than child labour which are material and strategically important to investors.
The speakers outlining different stakeholders’ views and experiences on the issue, and on investors’ role in particular, will be Eija Hietavuo, CSR Manager in UNICEF’s Corporate Social Responsibility unit; Anna Hyrske, Head of Responsible Investments and Portfolio Manager at a mutual pension insurance company Ilmarinen; and Milka Pietikainen, Head of Corporate Responsibility, and Till Behnke, Head of The Millicom Foundation, from the telecommunications and media company Millicom. The focus will be on practical, actionable measures, and the participants are encouraged to actively pose questions and share experiences with each other during the webinar.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
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For more information, please contact:
Tytti Kaasinen, Senior Engagement Manager