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Jul

9

July 9, 2014

Grants: Principles of Responsible Sourcing for Myanmar’s Garment Sector

Principles of Responsible Sourcing for Myanmar’s Garment Sector

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.

#Consumer Products #Grants #Inclusive Economy #Supply Chain

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Jun

16

June 16, 2014

Grants: Can Mobile Phones Enhance Worker Health in China?

Can Mobile Phones Enhance Worker Health in China?

A new BSR initiative with Qualcomm and Thundersoft applies mobile technology to HERhealth, a peer-to-peer health training program for factory women.

#Grants #Information and Communications Technology #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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May

14

May 14, 2014

Grants: Factory Nurses: A Force for Change in Bangladeshi Workers’ Health

Factory Nurses: A Force for Change in Bangladeshi Workers’ Health

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.

#Grants #Healthcare #Inclusive Economy #Womens Empowerment

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Apr

18

April 18, 2014

Grants: Investing in Workers Through Financial Education: HERfinance Curriculum Launch

Investing in Workers Through Financial Education: HERfinance Curriculum Launch

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.

#Grants #HERproject #Inclusive Economy #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Mar

14

March 14, 2014

Grants: In Her Own Words: Stories from HERfinance

In Her Own Words: Stories from HERfinance

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.

#Grants #HERproject #Inclusive Economy #Womens Empowerment

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Aug

19

August 19, 2013

Grants: Three Lessons from BSR’s CiYuan Initiative: Building Corporate-NGO Partnerships in China

Three Lessons from BSR’s CiYuan Initiative: Building Corporate-NGO Partnerships in China

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.

#CiYuan #Grants #Inclusive Economy

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Jun

19

June 19, 2013

Notes from the Field: Lessons from HERfinance’s First Training

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.

#Financial Services #Grants #HERproject #Womens Empowerment

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Jun

3

June 3, 2013

Labor Protection: What Can Bangladesh Learn from China?

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.

#Consumer Products #Grants #Human Rights #Supply Chain

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May

30

May 30, 2013

From Bangladesh to Myanmar: Level-Set Responsible Sourcing

How can buyers looking to move into Myanmar learn from experiences in Cambodia, China, Vietnam, and, most recently, Bangladesh?

#Consumer Products #Grants #Supply Chain

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May

29

May 29, 2013

Grants: The Other Women’s Movement: Factory Workers in the Developing World

The Other Women’s Movement: Factory Workers in the Developing World

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.

#Consumer Products #Grants #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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