Research & Resources


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.