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Together with Unicef, the world’s biggest wealth fund is setting up a network with some of the top fashion companies to improve children’s rights, whether they are exploited in the production of garments and shoes or impacted by the industry in other ways.

Between 10 and 15 companies with a total market value of more than 2 trillion kroner ($244 billion) have joined and will participate in the network’s first event in Geneva on November 27, said Carine Smith Ihenacho, the Norwegian investor’s global head of ownership strategies. They include Hennes & Mauritz AB; Kering, the owner of luxury brands such as Gucci and Saint Laurent; and VF Corp., which owns labels such as North Face and Wrangler.



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