Co-hosted by the United Nations Global Compact and Child and Youth Finance International, this webinar will explore how companies are empowering children and youth through financial literacy and inclusion. It will focus in particular on how companies are designing innovative programs and technologies to raise awareness and skills among children and youth – particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds – on how to achieve financial security. The webinar will feature a discussion with companies who will share their experiences of the challenges and opportunities in implementing such initiatives. These insights are intended to inspire others to consider how to empower children and youth through their own core business strategies and operations.

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4 October 2012

Co-hosted by the Global Compact and UNICEF, the webinar provided an overview of the Children’s Rights and Business Principles and the actions they identify that all business are encouraged to take to maximize the positive impacts and minimize the negative ramifications their activities may have on children. It also explored how leading companies are already starting to implement the Principles in their business, with examples from Kuoni and Aviva.

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