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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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Oct

28

October 28, 2014

Financial Services: Is Divestment from Fossil Fuels Going Mainstream?

Is Divestment from Fossil Fuels Going Mainstream?

As divestment from fossil fuels shifts from a grassroots campaign to an issue affecting mainstream investors, it's time for companies and investment firms to know where they stand.

#Climate Change #Financial Services

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Oct

9

October 9, 2014

Financial Services: With More Investment, the Developing World Can Lead the Way to a Low-Carbon Future

With More Investment, the Developing World Can Lead the Way to a Low-Carbon Future

Global business can find good investments that also address climate change by looking to the world's most vulnerable populations.

#Climate Change #Financial Services #Supply Chain

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Oct

6

October 6, 2014

Financial Services: New BSR, Women’s World Banking Partnership to Improve Financial Access for Working Poor

New BSR, Women’s World Banking Partnership to Improve Financial Access for Working Poor

A partnership between BSR's HERfinance program and Women's World Banking will increase workers’ financial skills and awareness and create new financial products and services tailored to the working poor.

#Financial Services #Grants #Inclusive Economy #Womens Empowerment

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Oct

2

October 2, 2014

Financial Services: Four Microinsurance Trends for Large Insurers

Four Microinsurance Trends for Large Insurers

Microinsurance offers a dual value proposition to large insurers because it can offer both profits and poverty alleviation.

#Financial Services

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