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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

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

Reports

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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The Building Blocks of Integrating ESG into Private Infrastructure Investments

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The Building Blocks of Integrating ESG into Private Infrastructure Investments

While private equity firms have made significant progress in integrating ESG considerations into their company-focused equities investing models, infrastructure funds have not been as proactive in integrating ESG considerations into business decisions—and we think this is a missed opportunity.

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Key Considerations in Managing ESG through a Merger

Reports

Key Considerations in Managing ESG through a Merger

As business leaders across industries pursue M&A activity, there will be substantial ESG opportunities and risks for the companies involved: opportunities to create more ambitious and resilient sustainability strategies, accompanied by risks that ESG objectives will be sidelined by overwhelming pressures to create short-term value.

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A Five-Step Approach to Engaging Investors on Sustainability

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A Five-Step Approach to Engaging Investors on Sustainability

Companies that are not engaging investors on sustainability are missing an opportunity to attract and retain investors focused on long-term value and ESG.

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Progress and Opportunities for Responsible Investing in Japan

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Progress and Opportunities for Responsible Investing in Japan

At the RI Asia Japan conference in April 2019, three unique, Japan-focused dynamics stood out. These dynamics point to keys for adapting and applying global sustainable investment themes within Japan and ways the rest of the world can learn from Japan’s rapid uptake.

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Financial Services Members

  • American Express Company (AmEx)
  • Bank of America Corporation
  • The Blackstone Group
  • Bloomberg L.P.
  • BNP Paribas S.A.
  • BNY Mellon
  • Brookfield Asset Management, Inc.
  • Capital One Financial Corporation
  • Franklin Templeton Investments
  • General Atlantic
  • Generation Investment Management LLP
  • Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P.
  • Malayan Banking Berhad
  • Mastercard International Incorporated
  • Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
  • 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
  • Rockefeller & Company
  • Scotiabank
  • Silicon Valley Bank
  • State Street Corporation
  • TD Bank Group
  • TowerBrook Capital Partners
  • Viking Global Investors
  • Visa Inc.
  • Warburg Pincus
  • Wells Fargo & Company
  • The Western Union Company
  • Zurich Insurance Group Ltd.

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Collaborative Initiatives on Financial Services

Business Action for Women

Business Action for Women

A coalition of business leaders driving progress for women

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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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Net Positive Project

Net Positive Project

Working for a world where companies drive financial success and create "net positive" impacts by putting back more into society, the environment, and the global economy than they take out

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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


Nandini Hampole

Nandini Hampole

Associate Director

New York


John Hodges

John Hodges

Vice President

New York


New York


Asako Nagai

Asako Nagai

Managing Director

Tokyo


Marcela Pinilla

Marcela Pinilla

Manager, Financial Services and Impact Investing

New York


Jeremy Prepscius

Jeremy Prepscius

Vice President, Asia-Pacific

Hong Kong


Talk to Us  
Contact the Financial Services team with any questions.