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Mar

8

March 8, 2013

Grants: Empowering Women Through Health Education and Financial Literacy

Empowering Women Through Health Education and Financial Literacy

On International Women's Day, we reflect on our work in women's empowerment, including HERproject and HERfinance.

#Financial Services #Grants #Healthcare #HERproject #Womens Empowerment

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Jan

15

January 15, 2013

Grants: Opportunities and Challenges: Family Philanthropy in China

Opportunities and Challenges: Family Philanthropy in China

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.

#CiYuan #Financial Services #Grants

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Dec

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December 1, 2012

Grants: To Make HIV/AIDS Education More Effective, Start with Empowerment

To Make HIV/AIDS Education More Effective, Start with Empowerment

While in Kenya this month, I sat in on a HERproject training on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) for future peer health educators. BSR’s HERproject uses a peer-to-peer training methodology to reach women working in factories and farms in Asia and Africa—to date, we’ve reached more than 200,000 women across eight countries.

#Grants #Healthcare #HERproject #Womens Empowerment

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Nov

15

November 15, 2012

Grants: HERfinance Leverages the HERproject Model to Increase Financial Inclusion of Workers

HERfinance Leverages the HERproject Model to Increase Financial Inclusion of Workers

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.

#Financial Services #Grants #HERproject #Inclusive Economy #Womens Empowerment

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Sep

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September 18, 2012

Grants: Implementing Sustainable Agriculture in Walmart China’s Supply Chain

Implementing Sustainable Agriculture in Walmart China’s Supply Chain

As part of Walmart's initiative to provide training for 1 million farmers in its supply chain, the company has enlisted BSR's support to design and implement a training program on sustainable agriculture in China. Here's a look at how our project identifies farmers' needs, matches them with experts, and evaluates impact, taking into account unique challenges, crops, soil types, production systems, and levels of management knowledge and skills.

#Food Beverage and Agriculture #Grants #Supply Chain #Sustainable Communities

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Sep

7

September 7, 2012

Grants: The Changing Labor Context in China: Workers and Collective Bargaining

The Changing Labor Context in China: Workers and Collective Bargaining

In 2012, China's manufacturing sector has seen growing labor unrest. Wages have increased because of the scarcity of skilled labor, but tensions between workers and employers are high. Normally, a wage increase would be understood as a positive step, so why does the unrest continue, and how can collective bargaining legislation help?

#Grants #Human Rights #Stakeholder Engagement #Sustainability Management

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Aug

16

August 16, 2012

Grants: Lessons of Localization: Adapting the Pro Bono Model into China

Lessons of Localization: Adapting the Pro Bono Model into China

China faces a wide variety of social, environmental, and economic challenges. Solving these in such a large country is a Herculean task, yet one that is urgent for China’s—and the world’s—continuing prosperity. Although China is developing its own solutions unique to its context, it also needs new ideas and expertise from abroad.

#Grants #Stakeholder Engagement #Sustainability Management

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Aug

9

August 9, 2012

Grants: Seven Lessons for Effective Cross-Sector Partnerships in China

Seven Lessons for Effective Cross-Sector Partnerships in China

BSR’s CiYuan initiative recently published the first of many case studies that share key lessons learned from several pilot projects designed to help build cross-sector partnerships to enhance the value of social investment in China.

#CiYuan #Grants #Stakeholder Engagement #Sustainability Management

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Jul

11

July 11, 2012

Grants: Adding a ‘His’ to HERproject

Adding a ‘His’ to HERproject

Over the past five years, BSR’s HERproject has reached nearly 120,000 women around the world, equipping them with powerful health knowledge to improve their own lives as well as the lives of their families and communities. And although this impact is quite significant, we’re frequently asked: "What about the men? Wouldn’t they benefit from increased health knowledge and awareness too?"

#Grants #Healthcare #HERproject #Womens Empowerment

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Jun

11

June 11, 2012

Grants: Trends and Tips for Successful Foundation-NGO Partnerships in China

Trends and Tips for Successful Foundation-NGO Partnerships in China

This blog is the third of three in a series on Social Innovation Week in China: Foundation-nonprofit partnerships are still in their infancy in China, which means there is often a mismatch of resources. Five tips for successful partnerships.

#Grants #Sustainable Communities

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