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March 12, 2013
Scaling women-owned businesses and empowering female supply chain workers will ensure that women are placed at the center of responsible investment in Myanmar.
February 20, 2013
Financial services companies can help lead the transition to a low-carbon economy, and more are now managing greenhouse gas emissions in their value chains. But exactly how, when, and why should financial services companies measure and report on "financed emissions"?
January 23, 2013
As the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2013 unfolds in Davos, it will be clear that civil society is essential to solutions on every single question being debated—from water scarcity and human rights to economic opportunity for young people.
January 15, 2013
What can the Chinese business community do to increase the impact of its giving? We identify three gaps in current practices and suggest a way forward for philanthropists and family-run foundations.
January 2, 2013
Asia now has the money, resources, and know-how to take the lead in reversing environmental damage, ensuring sustainable development, and securing the welfare of its people.
December 20, 2012
In the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, headlines in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal have focused on the private equity firm Cerberus, a leading investor in the firearms industry.
December 4, 2012
Having spent almost a decade at the World Bank advising governments in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and South America on major private-sector led and financed infrastructure investments, I saw a lot of half-baked projects. In many cases, I often found myself wondering, “Why would a reputable commercial bank even consider funding this project?”
November 15, 2012
This week BSR launches HERfinance, a collaborative initiative aimed at increasing financial inclusion for low income workers in global supply chains. Like its parent initiative, HERproject, HERfinance brings together partners from various sectors—in this case, financial service providers, multinational companies and their suppliers, and non-profit organizations to educate workers in the supply chain about using formal savings accounts, budgeting, and talking about finances with family members.