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Nov

15

November 15, 2015

Financial Services: A Conversation with Lynn Eisenhart of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

A Conversation with Lynn Eisenhart of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

BSR and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have announced a new strategic partnership to increase financial inclusion for low-income women and men working in the garment industry in Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan. We sat down with the Gates Foundation's Lynn Eisenhart to discuss the partnership with BSR's HERfinance and why mobile money is critical to financial inclusion.

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

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Sep

25

September 25, 2015

Financial Services: Scaling Social Finance and Investment in the Global Goals through Collaboration

Scaling Social Finance and Investment in the Global Goals through Collaboration

Social finance, or investments that consider environmental and social impact, requires five conditions to achieve scale. Collaboration is the condition that ties them all together.

#Financial Services #Inclusive Economy #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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Sep

8

September 8, 2015

Financial Services: The Case for Sustainable Supply Chains in the Financial Sector

The Case for Sustainable Supply Chains in the Financial Sector

A new issue brief underlines the importance of responsible supply chain practices for the financial services sector.

#Financial Services #Supply Chain

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Aug

5

August 5, 2015

Financial Services: Advancing the Sustainable Development Agenda through Social Finance

Advancing the Sustainable Development Agenda through Social Finance

A new UN plan for the Sustainable Development Goals includes a call-to-action for the private sector. Companies can start investing in the sustainable development agenda through social finance mechanisms, which they can optimize through five key conditions.

#Financial Services

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Apr

3

April 3, 2015

Financial Services: Four Ways to Design Financial Products for Low-Income Women

Four Ways to Design Financial Products for Low-Income Women

During the HERfinance Convening last month, participants highlighted how companies can put low-income women at the center when it comes to designing financial products that they will access and use.

#Financial Services #Grants #HERproject #Inclusive Economy #Womens Empowerment

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Mar

9

March 9, 2015

Financial Services: How HERfinance Is Empowering Workers: Results from Our Pilot Project

How HERfinance Is Empowering Workers: Results from Our Pilot Project

Findings from our HERfinance pilot in India demonstrate that the financial-literacy program is having a positive impact on workers' financial knowledge, behaviors, and confidence—and perceptions of their employers.

#Financial Services #Grants #HERproject #Inclusive Economy #Womens Empowerment

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Mar

9

March 9, 2015

Financial Services: Harnessing the Capital Markets for Gender Equality

Harnessing the Capital Markets for Gender Equality

Forward-looking mainstream investors are developing investment products that focus both on advancing women's equality and on financial returns.

#Financial Services #Inclusive Economy #Womens Empowerment

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Feb

6

February 6, 2015

Financial Services: Changing the Conversation on Financial Inclusion: The Global HERfinance Convening 2015

Changing the Conversation on Financial Inclusion: The Global HERfinance Convening 2015

The first-ever Global HERfinance Convening, taking place March 10-11 in Hong Kong, will highlight how financial education programs in factories and farms can build financial inclusion.

#Financial Services #Grants #HERproject #Womens Empowerment

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Jan

9

January 9, 2015

Financial Services: Five Reasons for Companies to Invest in Climate Resilience

Five Reasons for Companies to Invest in Climate Resilience

Companies that invest in climate resilience will mitigate risk and ensure long-term prosperity. Here, we share five opportunities for investment.

#Climate Change #Financial Services

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Dec

2

December 2, 2014

Financial Services: What the OECD Guidelines Mean for Investors

What the OECD Guidelines Mean for Investors

BSR sat down with the OECD's Roel Nieuwenkamp to discuss the organization's Guidelines for Multinational Companies, which outline responsible business conduct, including for investors.

#Financial Services #Human Rights

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