Research & Resources

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Bachmann, Sascha-Dominik and Miretski, Pini Pavel, “Global Business and Human Rights: The UN ‘Norms on the Responsibility of Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises with Regard to Human Rights” A Requiem (November 12, 2011) Deakin Law Review, Vol 17, No 1, 2012.

  • Discusses the difficulties of creating hard law expectations for transnational corporations engaging in human rights issues
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Children are Everyone’s Business: A Practical Workbook to Help Companies Understand and Address their Impact on Children’s Rights (UNICEF, 2012).

  • Looks at the impact businesses can have on children
  • Provides an overview of children’s rights in the workplace, marketplace, and community
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Children’s Rights and Business Principles (UNICEF, Global Compact and Save the Children, 2012).

  • Outlines 10 principles that all businesses should hold themselves to with regard to children’s rights
  • The principles are derived from the internationally recognized human rights of children and do not create new legal standards
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Choose with Care: 12 Steps to a Child Safe Organization (Melbourne: Child Wise, 2010).

  • Provides 12 steps to ensuring a child safe organization from the Australia representative for ECPAT International. These include developing an aware culture, identifying risks, developing clear policies, and supporting and supervising staff
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Doane, Deborah and Alison Holder, Why Corporate Social Responsibility is Failing Children (London: Corporate Responsibility Coalition and Save the Children UK, 2007).

  • Critically reviews voluntary CSR initiatives and codes
  • Provides recommendations for more effective CSR action
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Hecht, Mark Erik, Private Sector Accountability in Combating the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (ECPAT International World Congress III, November 2008).

  • Provides a comprehensive overview of how corporate social responsibility (CSR) links with the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC)
  • Provides in-depth analysis of the four sectors that are most linked to CSEC (travel/tourism, media, technology, and finance) and the CSR initiatives that these sectors have undertook
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Hohnen, Paul, Corporate Social Responsibility: An Implementation Guide for Business (Winnipeg, International Institute for Sustainable Development, 2007).

  • Provides a thorough overview of how CSR can be part of a good business model
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ISO 26000 Guidance Standard on Social Responsibility (ECPAT Sweden Briefing Paper, March 2011).

  • Includes a working definition of corporate social responsibility
  • Provides a guidance standard
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Kapell, Alaria, Children’s Participation in Corporate Social Responsibility (Stockholm: Save the Children Sweden, 2010).

  • This report grew out of consultations with more than 150 children in India, Peru, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Paraguay, and Venezuela. It provides a unique look at CSR through children’s perspectives.
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Mapping the Landscape: CSR Issues for the Media (Media CSR Forum, 2008).

  • Outlines findings from a 2008 stakeholder engagement exercise with the UK media sector that highlights key CSR concerns for media.