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Incorporating Children and Adolescents’ Rights in Corporate Management: A Tool Based on Strategic Maps and the Sustainability Balanced Scorecard

...Brazil has seen a boom in large-scale investment projects...due to the Growth Acceleration Program (PAC), a massive federal investment in infrastructure development…Such projects constitute a challenge for local development...children and adolescents are frequently one of the most vulnerable groups, therefore in need of extra care. This is reinforced by the Brazilian Statute of the Child and Adolescent (ECA)…Despite the law, measures designed to prioritize children and adolescents’ human rights and to prevent their violations are not always included in both risk assessment and management by the organizations in charge of investment projects. This trend might be changing in Brazil as some recent court decisions have held businesses accountable for the direct and indirect impacts of their activities and products on children and adolescents' rights. It is in consideration of this gap—between guaranteeing priority and full protection to children and adolescents—that this piece presents a corporate tool designed to facilitate the incorporation of children and adolescents’ full protection guidelines into business processes and practices...

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