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Addressing child labor in the Ivory Coast cocoa sector


A new white paper from GSEM members Dorothée Baumann-Pauly and Berit Knaak’s maps the root causes of child labor in the Ivory Coast’s cocoa industry and analyzes the approaches employed to address them. .

Professor Baumann-Pauly worked with local partners in the Ivory Coast to determine the progress made towards eliminating child labor in the cocoa industry, a critical concern for companies, governments, and civil society organizations. The paper identifies the challenges in addressing child labor, illustrates the shortcomings of current approaches, and proposes a way forward.

Often used as a pedagogical tool, white papers are dependable reports created to educate and offer a broader analysis of a specific subject, highlight a challenge, and deliver a result.

A Professor at the GSEM’s Institute of Management, Director of the Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights, and Research Director at the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights, Dorothée Baumann-Pauly’s research focuses on corporate responsibility and business ethics with an emphasis on extensive practical experience.

>To read the white paper, please click here.



February 5, 2024
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