For UNICEF, ‘corporate social responsibility’ refers to efforts to positively change business behaviour and practices as they affect children. This is done in collaboration with a range of stakeholders, including companies, government, civil society, children and young people.
Businesses have significant impacts, both positive and negative, on children’s rights. They make important contributions to the well-being of children by creating jobs and livelihoods for families, as well as in the form of philanthropic initiatives. At the same time, violations of children’s rights by companies can threaten children’s protection, survival and development.