Children are everyone’s business: Incorporating children’s issues into investment decisions

Cristina Shapiro July 12, 2022

UNICEF’s Tool for Investors on integrating Children’s Rights into ESG analysis aims to provide actors within the investor ecosystem with specific guidance on analyzing companies against children’s rights. Specifically, the tool sets out a framework for assessing how companies manage and address risks to children as part of their approach to human rights due diligence and social responsibility within ESG analysis.Participants will put the tool to use by analyzing two investment opportunities and scoring them against several criteria laid out within the tool. Groups will share their findings and engage in a rich conversation about the importance of children’s rights in investing.



Meta Themes

  • Power and Capital


Purpose and Desired Outcome

Through this exercise, participants will be exposed to and practice ways that they can responsibly consider and respect human rights in investment portfolios via children’s rights and protection. Participants will gain an understanding of an appreciation for children’s rights as a critical factor in any ESG assessment.


  • Asset Managers

  • Accelerators & Incubators

  • Service Providers

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Intermediaries (Financial Advisers, Investment Bankers)

  • Corporate & SME


  • NameCristina Shapiro
  • TitlePresident of UNICEF USA's Impact Fund for Children
  • OrganizationUNICEF USA
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameAnthony Cowell
  • TitlePartner & Head of Asset Management
  • OrganizationKPMG
  • StatusInvited
  • NameArnaud van Dijk
  • TitleDirector, KPMG Impact
  • OrganizationKMPG
  • StatusInvited
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