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July 9, 2014
BSR is launching new Principles of Responsible Sourcing for the garment sector in Myanmar to help drive both sustainable development and business benefits in the country.
June 16, 2014
A new BSR initiative with Qualcomm and Thundersoft applies mobile technology to HERhealth, a peer-to-peer health training program for factory women.
May 14, 2014
The lack of adequately trained nurses is a significant challenge that business—especially the ready-made garment sector—can benefit from by investing more in factory nurses.
April 18, 2014
As part of our HERfinance initiative, we've developed a curriculum for workplace-based financial education programs. Here, we see how the training works firsthand.
March 14, 2014
BSR's financial inclusion initiative HERfinance helps low-income workers in global supply chains build their financial capability. Watch a testimonial from one of the program participants on how the program has affected her.
August 19, 2013
As BSR's three-year CiYuan draws to a close, the initiative's manager reflects on what we learned about building partnerships between companies and NGOs to develop the Chinese nonprofit sector.
June 19, 2013
BSR's HERfinance—a financial literacy and inclusion program launched in late 2012—held its first-ever training for peer educators at a factory in India. Our consultant was on-site and reported back on what she learned from the session.
June 3, 2013
In its 30-year path to industrialization, China has made great progress in protecting labor rights by strengthening public policy; integrating worker-protection systems into factories; increasing collaboration among western buyers, local NGOs, and suppliers; and empowering workers.
May 30, 2013
How can buyers looking to move into Myanmar learn from experiences in Cambodia, China, Vietnam, and, most recently, Bangladesh?
May 29, 2013
Working women in the developed world are talking about "leaning in," but a different sort of women's movement is happening on the factory floor in places like Bangladesh. As women in global supply chains gain financial stability and empowerment through salaried work, they are on the front lines of greater gender equality.