Companies do a lot of good things for children
In 2003, Professor Kimberly Thompson produced the report How Much Do Kids Count in Corporate Board Rooms? Results from the First Survey of Fortune 1000 Companies. Based on information from 333 of the year 2001 Fortune 1000 companies (33%), the study found that:
In addition to the report, you can also access the peer-reviewed study: Thompson KM. How Much Do Kids Count in Corporate Board Rooms? Results from the First Survey of Fortune 1000 Companies. Medscape General Medicine. 5(1) (March 26, 2003) (free PDF). The Annie E. Casey Foundation KIDS COUNT funded the 2003 study, and the results were released at the first Kids Risk Symposium called Managing Children's Risks: It Takes a Commitment on March 26, 2003. The Kids Risk Project initiated a follow up study in 2004, and received feedback from companies indicating a strong preference for revisting the topic every 5 to 10 years.
Need for an update
The times and the list of Fortune 1000 companies have changed significantly since 2003, which led Kid Risk, Inc. to update and expand its study of corporate commitments to children in 2010 using a longer list of questions. Due to limited resources, Kid Risk, Inc. put this study on hold in 2012.