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Financial services companies play a unique role in corporate responsibility and sustainability: They must address their own corporate responsibility, and they must invest in and serve clients in ways that promote sustainable, ethical, and responsible growth across the entire economy.

Financial Services Overview


How We Work


BSR members include the majority of the world’s largest financial services companies. We support them in addressing core corporate responsibility topics and sector-specific issues, and connecting environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues affecting other sectors to financial services companies.



Our Focus


  • Corporate ESG integration
  • Disclosure and transparency
  • Responsible investing
  • Financial education, literacy, and access
  • Governance and ethics
  • Sustainable supply chain


Resources


Our Insights on Financial Services

What Companies Need to Know about the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation

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What Companies Need to Know about the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation

The International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation is exploring whether and how to set up an International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB). We discuss three opportunities and risks that businesses should know about the potential new sustainability standards.

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Six Things Business Should Know About the EU Taxonomy

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Six Things Business Should Know About the EU Taxonomy

Companies based in, doing business with, and with investors in the EU will need to pay attention to the EU Taxonomy and its impact on investments.

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Larry Fink Adds His Voice to the Call for Business Transformation

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Larry Fink Adds His Voice to the Call for Business Transformation

Companies and their leaders need to articulate ambitious transformation plans to navigate and participate in the push from “shareholder capitalism,” past “ESG shareholder capitalism,” and toward a just, sustainable, and thriving world.

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Investors Are Committing to Action on Diversity. Now What?

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Investors Are Committing to Action on Diversity. Now What?

Amid a wave of societal commitments to action on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and racial justice, investors are stepping up commitments and vowing to intensify engagement with companies on DEI.

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Digitizing for Inclusion: Insights from Wage Digitization in the Garment Sector

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Digitizing for Inclusion: Insights from Wage Digitization in the Garment Sector

BSR's HERproject and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth share five insights on inclusive wage digitization in the garment sector.

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ESG Isn’t Going Anywhere: Investor Expectations in the Age of COVID-19

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ESG Isn’t Going Anywhere: Investor Expectations in the Age of COVID-19

One of the most important topics in corporate sustainability is the dramatic increase in attention by investors on the integration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations. How will the rise of COVID-19 affect ESG investing strategies both in the short term and the long term, and what does it mean for companies?

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The Shift to Digital Wages: Making Sure It Works for Women and Business

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The Shift to Digital Wages: Making Sure It Works for Women and Business

In the HERfinance Digital Wages program in Bangladesh, designed to support garment factories making the transition from cash to digital payrolls, we found a tangible connection between tailoring programs to women’s needs and an increase in women’s financial inclusion and empowerment.

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Beyond Women on Boards: How Gender Lens Investing Can Transform Your Impact Strategy

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Beyond Women on Boards: How Gender Lens Investing Can Transform Your Impact Strategy

More impact investors are slowly aligning their strategies to the push for greater gender equality and women’s empowerment. However, understanding on how to unlock the power of capital to support these commitments remains limited. Gender lens investing is a powerful new approach with the potential to change that.

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Financial Services Members

  • American Express Company (AmEx)
  • Bank of America Corporation
  • Baring Private Equity Asia
  • BC Partners
  • Blackrock, Inc.
  • Bloomberg L.P.
  • BNP Paribas S.A.
  • Brookfield Asset Management, Inc.
  • General Atlantic
  • Generation Investment Management LLP
  • HarbourVest Partners, LLC
  • Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P.
  • Long Arc Capital
  • Malayan Banking Berhad
  • Mastercard International Incorporated
  • Meta Financial Group, Inc.
  • Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd.
  • Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
  • Moody's Corporation
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Newlight Partners LP
  • Norinchukin Bank
  • Oak Hill Capital Management LLC
  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board
  • PayPal
  • PIMCO
  • The PNC Financial Services Group Inc
  • Primavera Capital
  • Resona Asset Management, Ltd.
  • Roark Capital Management, LLC
  • Scotiabank
  • Silicon Valley Bank
  • Siris Capital
  • State Street Corporation
  • TD Bank Group
  • TowerBrook Capital Partners
  • Viking Global Investors
  • Visa Inc.
  • Warburg Pincus
  • Wells Fargo & Company
  • The Western Union Company

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Collaborative Initiatives on Financial Services

Future of Reporting

Future of Reporting

Sharing reporting best practices to improve sustainability performance, enable informed decision-making, and influence the future of the reporting field

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Global Impact Sourcing Coalition

Global Impact Sourcing Coalition

A forum of the world's leading companies committed to incorporate and scale impact sourcing as a business strategy—ending poverty through procurement.

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Healthy Business Coalition

Healthy Business Coalition

Convening cross-industry leaders to expand health and well-being across entire value chains

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HERproject™

HERproject™

Unlocking the full potential of women working in global supply chains through workplace programs promoting health, financial inclusion, and gender equality

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Human Rights Working Group

Human Rights Working Group

Working to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights across all industries

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Meet the Team for Financial Services

Charlotte Bancilhon

Charlotte Bancilhon

Associate Director

Paris


Chhavi Ghuliani

Chhavi Ghuliani

Director, Partnership Development

New York


Laura Gitman

Laura Gitman

Chief Operating Officer

New York


John Hodges

John Hodges

Vice President

New York


New York


Asako Nagai

Asako Nagai

Managing Director

Tokyo


Jeremy Prepscius

Jeremy Prepscius

Vice President, Asia-Pacific

Hong Kong


Mariana Riquelme

Mariana Riquelme

Manager, Energy, Extractives, and ESG

New York


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Contact the Financial Services team with any questions.