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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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Aug

8

August 8, 2014

Financial Services: Talking Climate Change in Hong Kong

Talking Climate Change in Hong Kong

At a recent event in our Hong Kong office, leaders from AECOM, HP, and HSBC discussed how climate change will affect the more than 260 islands and 450 miles of coastline in Hong Kong, and what business should be doing to address these impacts.

#Climate Change #Financial Services #Supply Chain

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Jul

17

July 17, 2014

Financial Services: How Banks Speak about Restoring Public Trust

How Banks Speak about Restoring Public Trust

As financial services companies seek to restore public trust, many are communicating about how they are changing their practices through corporate and sustainability reporting.

#Financial Services #Reporting and Communications #Sustainability Management

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Jul

9

July 9, 2014

Financial Services: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Private Equity’s Sustainability Progress

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Private Equity’s Sustainability Progress

Although some private equity firms have made initial steps in publicly disclosing their sustainability impacts, they need to go further in how—and to whom—they disclose.

#Financial Services #Reporting and Communications #Stakeholder Engagement #Sustainability Management

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Jun

16

June 16, 2014

Financial Services: Social Impact Investing to Address Inequality in Asia

Social Impact Investing to Address Inequality in Asia

The recent Asian Venture Philanthropy Network conference in Singapore highlighted opportunities for social entrepreneurship to address inequality.

#Financial Services #Inclusive Economy

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Dec

19

December 19, 2013

Closing the Gap in Access to Financial Services for Low-Income Workers

BSR's HERfinance and others have found that a significant number of low-income salaried workers do not have access to the formal financial products and services they need. Although microfinance institutions can provide locally informed solutions, major financial institutions have the opportunity to promote inclusive development and reach a vast, untapped market.

#Financial Services #HERproject #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Dec

5

December 5, 2013

Can the WTO Succeed in Creating an Inclusive Trade Regime?

The WTO talks in Bali hinge on a deal that puts developing countries' needs at the center of the global trade regime. How can this deal help forge a more inclusive economy?

#Ethics and Governance #Financial Services #Sustainability Management

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