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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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Womens Empowerment: Three Ways for Companies to Promote Women’s Leadership across the Supply Chain

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Three Ways for Companies to Promote Women’s Leadership across the Supply Chain

Through individual and collective action, companies have the chance not just to promote women as leaders but to become leaders on women’s empowerment—and there has never been a better time to do so.

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Womens Empowerment: Access to Modern Family Planning Products: Time to Address Social Stigma

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Access to Modern Family Planning Products: Time to Address Social Stigma

HERproject works to improve access and use of modern family planning by addressing stigmas that women and men hold about family planning products during workplace training in Kenya.

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Womens Empowerment: Three Changes for Women and Business Coming in 2019

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Three Changes for Women and Business Coming in 2019

As we celebrate International Women's Day, we take a look at three events in 2019 that have the potential to alter how business influences women’s empowerment.

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Womens Empowerment: #ThisIsALeader: Raising the Profile of Women Making a Difference

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#ThisIsALeader: Raising the Profile of Women Making a Difference

Out of the spotlight and away from the media attention, women throughout global supply chains are quietly taking on leadership roles and driving change for their colleagues, families, and communities.

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Upcoming Events on Women’s Empowerment

New Guidance for Business | Eliminating Violence and Harassment


New Guidance for Business | Eliminating Violence and Harassment

BSR, along with Business Fights Poverty and CARE, will host a webinar to explore the new ILO Convention on the Elimination of Violence and Harassment in the World of Work in more depth. BSR members and partners looking to strengthen their policies on violence, harassment, and women’s empowerment should attend.

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