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Apr

22

April 22, 2020

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

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?

#Financial Services

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Mar

11

March 11, 2020

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

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.

#Financial Services #HERproject #Inclusive Economy #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Mar

5

March 5, 2020

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

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.

#Financial Services #Womens Empowerment

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Oct

23

October 23, 2019

Financial Services: The Building Blocks of Integrating ESG into Private Infrastructure Investments

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.

#Financial Services #Sustainability Management

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May

20

May 20, 2019

Financial Services: A Five-Step Approach to Engaging Investors on Sustainability

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.

#Financial Services #Stakeholder Engagement #Sustainability Management

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May

9

May 9, 2019

Financial Services: Progress and Opportunities for Responsible Investing in Japan

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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Mar

5

March 5, 2019

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

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.

#Climate Change #Financial Services

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Mar

4

March 4, 2019

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

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.

#Financial Services

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Feb

25

February 25, 2019

Financial Services: A New Transparency Challenge for Business and Human Rights

A New Transparency Challenge for Business and Human Rights

There is an urgent need to enhance disclosure practices across all industries that receive requests for data and assistance from law enforcement agencies.

#Consumer Products #Ethics and Governance #Financial Services #Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology #Transport and Logistics

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Jan

24

January 24, 2019

Financial Services: What Larry Fink’s 2019 Letter Means for the Future of Business

What Larry Fink’s 2019 Letter Means for the Future of Business

Here are our four main takeaways from this year's letter from BlackRock's Larry Fink to CEOs.

#Financial Services #Sustainability Management

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