Family-Friendly Policies: A Deep Dive on Business Action

  • Overview

    A growing number of businesses are starting to see the value of offering family-friendly policies (including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks, quality childcare) not just because it's the right thing but also the smart thing to do. These policies can increase employee retention and allow the career positioning and advancement of working parents, especially mothers; boost employee engagement and morale; make companies more competitive and attract talent; while improving brand image and taking companies closer to global sustainability standards. Family-friendly policies enable parents and caregivers to provide the best start in life for their children; they pay off in healthier, better-educated children, a better-equipped workforce and more sustainable growth. Following a morning summit with government, business, the UN, academia and civil society, UNICEF and the UN Global Compact invite you to join a business-focused deep-dive on key issues and challenges around family-friendly policies. The event will present new evidence, convene stakeholders and provide detailed information and guidance to drive action toward greater investment in family-friendly policies in business operations and supply chains.

    Organized by UNICEF and UN Global Compact