Blog: Forum Frontlines

This blog strives to drive dialogue, inspire change and generate new perspectives and ideas on children’s rights and business. The blog features writing from Global Child Forum’s own staff, guest bloggers as well as Q&As with leaders and influencers. If you’re interested in writing for Frontlines, please contact our Communication Manager.


Best Practice

Child labour

Children's Right and the Corporate Sector


Corporate Social Responsibility

Garment sector

Global Child Forum on South America

Investing in Every Child

Migrant workers

Sexual Exploitation of Children

Social entrepreneurship

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)






Christoph Selig

Head of GoTeach
Deutsche Post DHL Group

Christoph Selig has been responsible for the development and the implementation of the international GoTeach partnership between Deutsche Post DHL and SOS Children’s Villages since April 2010 and has been actively involved in the design of the Global Programs on Education for Deutsche Post DHL Group (GoTeach). In his current role he also takes responsibility for the refugee aid initiatives of Deutsche Post DHL in Germany and international. Christoph Selig has 13 years of experience in politics, working in the German Bundestag, the Federal Foreign Office, and for more than 8 years he represented Deutsche Post DHL in Berlin as Manager Government Relations and Public Affairs. He completed an MBA Entrepreneurship with a main focus on Social Entrepreneurship and Social Business.

Hanna Roberts

GES International

Josefin Smeds

Global Child Forum

Josefin has previously worked as an international coordinator at Katrineholm municipality, supporting local and international projects from inception to successful funding applications and implementation. She has managed research projects on various issues related to sustainability for the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, SIANI (Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative), Naturskyddsföreningen among others. Josefin holds a Master’s Degree in International Development and Management from Lund University in Sweden. On a voluntary basis, she has been the secretary of the board and a project manager for the Swedish youth sustainability network PUSH Sverige.

Fauza Ananda

Member, Indonesian Children's Advisory Committee, Time to Talk!

Ruth Kesia

Member, Indonesian Children's Advisory Committee, Time to Talk!

Mats Granryd

Director General

As Director General, Mats Granryd leads the GSMA in supporting its global membership through a range of industry programmes, advocacy initiatives and industry-convening events. In 2016, Mats led the mobile industry in becoming the first sector to commit to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Supporting this, Mats serves on the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development, the Business & Sustainable Development Commission and The B Team. Before joining the GSMA, Mats was President and CEO of Tele2 and also spent 15 years in a variety of roles at Ericsson.

Sophie Koers

Associate Director
Fair Wear Foundaiton

Sophie Koers, author of Practical Idealism, wants companies to be proud of their work with FWF. Being transparent about their progress will make companies more attractive to consumers.

Ellen Schliebitz

Director of Communications

Ellen works at the Beijing office of CCR CSR, where she has been in charge of the organization’s internal and external communications since 2015. She provides guidance and support to all of the organization’s regional bases (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Myanmar, Vietnam, Bangladesh) and is responsible for promotion, marketing, design and media relations, as well as maintaining the organization’s web presence.

Ellen has been living in China for almost nine years where she held positions in the media and charity sector before joining CCR CSR. Ellen holds a BA in Chinese and Politics from SOAS, University of London, and speaks fluent English, Mandarin and German. 

Linda Lodding

Communication Manager
Global Child Forum

As Communication Manager, Linda is responsible for bringing our work, and our message, to our stakeholders. She has long career in communications both in the private and public sector working for UN-affiliated organisations such as The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO and the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation. Her public sector work is augmented by assignments in advertising, internet consulting and brand development. She holds an undergraduate degree from Barnard College, Columbia University and an MBA from the Stern School of Business, New York University. Linda joined Global Child Forum in 2015.

Jenny Fredby

Senior Analyst and Partnership Lead
Global Child Forum

As Senior Analyst, Jenny leads our strategic intelligence work, including the analysis of developments within our field, children’s rights and business. She has an extensive background in international development work, working within government agencies, international organisations and research centres, such as WaterAid, the Nordic Africa Institute, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency and the Centre for Environment and Development Studies. Jenny holds a Licentiate Degree from Stockholm University. She joined Global Child Forum in October 2015.