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Womens Empowerment: Challenges and Opportunities for Gender Equality in a European Luxury Supply Chain

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Challenges and Opportunities for Gender Equality in a European Luxury Supply Chain

While women are vital to the Italian luxury sector, gender inequality throughout the supply chain still impacts them in the short- and long-term. However, both brands and suppliers are well placed to lead efforts towards improved gender equality in Italy, in both supply chains and in the country’s overall sociocultural context.

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Womens Empowerment: Supporting Women in the Luxury Supply Chain: A Focus on Italy

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Supporting Women in the Luxury Supply Chain: A Focus on Italy

Working women in Italy face numerous challenges in the labor market, and little is known about gender equality efforts and the gender gaps impacting women working in the Italian luxury supply chain. BSR and Wise Growth conducted various activities to assist the Kering Group with understanding the challenges faced and opportunities available to women workers.

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Womens Empowerment: Making Women Workers Count

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Making Women Workers Count

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Womens Empowerment: Empowering Women in Toy Factories: Insights from Our Pilot in India

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Empowering Women in Toy Factories: Insights from Our Pilot in India

BSR and the Ethical Toy Program collaborated on a women’s empowerment program that was piloted in three toy factories in India with a total population of 824 workers—including 198 women. From the pilots, we gained several insights into what it takes to develop successful programs to advance women in the workplace.

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Womens Empowerment: Can We Create a ‘Future of Work’ that Works for Women?

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Can We Create a ‘Future of Work’ that Works for Women?

How can businesses navigate the broader changes taking place in the world of work in a way that accelerates women’s workplace participation? BSR sets out to answer this question in its latest report, How Business Can Build a ‘Future of Work’ that Works for Women, published today in partnership with Women Deliver.

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Womens Empowerment: How Business Can Build a ‘Future of Work’ That Works for Women

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How Business Can Build a ‘Future of Work’ That Works for Women

Businesses have a responsibility not only to help workers prepare and transition for the ‘future of work,’ but also enact strategies that create positive change and economic advances for women. This report outlines how to do so.

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Womens Empowerment: Getting Circular Economy Right: Let’s Put People at the Center of Circular Fashion

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Getting Circular Economy Right: Let’s Put People at the Center of Circular Fashion

BSR is working with the C&A Foundation to explore the ways in which advancing circular fashion affects people and in particular, women. Our research reveals that very few companies adopting circular fashion models are considering the social aspects as they make this shift.

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Womens Empowerment: Eliminating Violence and Harassment Just Became an Obligation for Businesses Worldwide

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Eliminating Violence and Harassment Just Became an Obligation for Businesses Worldwide

The recent ILO Convention shows more is expected from businesses when it comes to tackling violence and harassment. Here’s how companies can take action using BSR’s “Act, Enable, Influence” framework.

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Womens Empowerment: #DontBanEquality: CEOs Step Up to Say Abortion Bans are Bad for Business

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#DontBanEquality: CEOs Step Up to Say Abortion Bans are Bad for Business

While it may seem safer for companies to stay silent on abortion legislation, many companies have concluded that they need to speak out to stay consistent on their commitments to gender equality and support for women’s health.

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Womens Empowerment: Time’s Up: Women Should Be Front and Center of Corporate Human Rights Due Diligence

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Time’s Up: Women Should Be Front and Center of Corporate Human Rights Due Diligence

The UNGP report "Gender Dimensions of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights" has the primary objective of putting an end to gender-blind human rights due diligence and access to remedy. This report reinforces BSR’s position that places gender equality at the heart of its initiatives, programs, and tools.

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Womens Empowerment: Making Supply Chains Safe for Women Workers

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Making Supply Chains Safe for Women Workers

When it comes to tackling harassment and abuse, compliance programs alone are inadequate. They need to be rethought with the worker at the center, and they should measure and bolster the programs put in place to address root causes and build real change.

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Womens Empowerment: To Advance Gender Equality, We Need to Tackle Climate Change

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To Advance Gender Equality, We Need to Tackle Climate Change

As the effects of climate change continue to exacerbate poverty, inequality and other social issues, the solutions we put forth must include social focus. This includes empowering women to be leaders.

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