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Collaborative Initiatives

Investing in Women

Identifying opportunities for collective business action on women’s empowerment

Overview

Introduction

BSR, in collaboration with the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), is pleased to announce the launch of our “Investing in Women” collaborative initiative in 2016. This cross-sector collaboration platform will provide companies with opportunities to share, learn, and design effective approaches to women’s empowerment. 

Our Mission

This cross-sector collaboration platform will provide companies with opportunities to share, learn, and design effective approaches to women’s empowerment.

Why Join?

  • Assist companies to improve how they design and implement women’s empowerment strategies
  • Evaluate progress and results of women’s programs more rigorously
  • Build a community of shared learning across various sectors and geographies
  • Identify opportunities for collective action to advance women’s empowerment
  • Identify partnerships to improve how programs are implemented on the ground. 

In Partnership With

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Resources

Investing in Women Companies

  • Avon Products, Inc.
  • Dell Inc.
  • Estee Lauder
  • The Gap Inc.
  • IKEA
  • Intel Corporation
  • Jabil Circuit, Inc.
  • Kate Spade
  • Marks & Spencer plc
  • PepsiCo, Inc.
  • Qualcomm Incorporated
  • S&P Global
  • Symantec Corp.
  • Tahoe Resources Inc.
  • TD Bank Group

Our Insights

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Investing in Women

Reports

Building Effective Women’s Economic Empowerment Strategies

This report, written in partnership with the International Center for Research on Women and sponsored by the Oak Foundation, identifies how companies can develop holistic and integrated approaches to women's economic empowerment.

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Investing in Women

Blog

A Video Interview with Melanne Verveer at the BSR Conference 2015

We sat down with Melanne Verveer at the BSR Conference 2015 to discuss how resilience means unleashing the potential of half the world's population—women and girls—to deal with vulnerabilities.

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Investing in Women

Case Studies

HERfinance: Increasing Financial Inclusion Among Women Workers in Global Supply Chains

Between 2012 and 2014, BSR piloted the HERfinance program with 10,000 garment factory workers in India.

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Investing in Women

Blog

A Conversation with Lynn Eisenhart of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

BSR and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have announced a new strategic partnership to increase financial inclusion for low-income women and men working in the garment industry in Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan. We sat down with the Gates Foundation's Lynn Eisenhart to discuss the partnership with BSR's HERfinance and why mobile money is critical to financial inclusion.

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Meet the Team

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Contact the Investing in Women team with any questions.