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Financial Services: 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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Financial Services: 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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Financial Services: 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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Financial Services: 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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Financial Services: 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: 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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Financial Services: Key Considerations in Managing ESG through a Merger

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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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Financial Services: 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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Financial Services: 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: How Private Equity Can Address TCFD and Climate Change

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How Private Equity Can Address TCFD and Climate Change

What courses of action will help private equity firms address climate risks and opportunities in an actionable, meaningful way? BSR suggests two types of approach.

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Financial Services: How Private Equity Firms Can Develop Responsible Investing Policies

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How Private Equity Firms Can Develop Responsible Investing Policies

A responsible investment policy is a private equity firm's commitment to incorporate ESG factors into investment decisions to better manage risk and generate sustainable, long-term returns. Our white paper outlines guidance for private equity firms on a straightforward approach, relevant principles, and practical tips to use in developing a responsible investment policy.

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Financial Services: ESG in Private Equity: How To Write a Responsible Investment Policy

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ESG in Private Equity: How To Write a Responsible Investment Policy

Over the past 10 years, the private equity sector has seen responsible investment approaches move from exception to expectation. Formalized integration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations is becoming the norm. For all firms, a meaningful policy is fundamental to responsible investment and ESG integration.

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