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November 18, 2015
In an increasingly warm and water-scarce world, adding climate and water issues to investment due diligence is key. Here, we outline quantitative and qualitative tools to help businesses make smarter investment decisions.
November 15, 2015
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.
September 25, 2015
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.
September 8, 2015
A new issue brief underlines the importance of responsible supply chain practices for the financial services sector.
August 5, 2015
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.
April 3, 2015
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.
March 9, 2015
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.
March 9, 2015
Forward-looking mainstream investors are developing investment products that focus both on advancing women's equality and on financial returns.
February 6, 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.
January 9, 2015
Companies that invest in climate resilience will mitigate risk and ensure long-term prosperity. Here, we share five opportunities for investment.