Children comprise almost one-third of the world’s population, but they require others to respect and enforce their rights. To aid concerned investors, Sustainalytics and UNICEF’s Child Rights and Business Unit recently released the Investor Guidance on Integrating Children’s Rights into Investment Decision Making.
The report explains how to set clear expectations on child rights issues with companies during engagements and includes discussion points and measurement tools for investors’ use. The report also expands the concept of child rights beyond child labor to encompass how companies support parents through fair wages and access to services such as maternal health. Mercy Investment Services contributed to the report, which can be downloaded here.