UNICEF blog: "The day financial managers got serious about children’s rights"
Author: Samah Abbasi, UNICEF UK, on Guardian Sustainable Business, Published on: 12 December 2014
"The day financial managers got serious about children’s rights", 4 Dec 2014
Accountants aren’t often associated with advocating on social issues, but times are changing. A recent report by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) suggests that the accountancy profession could hold the key to ensuring businesses start to address children’s rights as part of their core business...ACCA’s message is clear: protecting children’s rights is good for business as it leads to better risk management, enhanced reputation and the social license to operate a motivated workforce, and a stable and sustainable business environment. If business and finance leaders fail to consider children’s rights they run ethical, reputational and legal risks that will affect the bottom line...[Refers to Marshalls, Primark, Tesco]