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Mar

8

March 8, 2016

HERproject: How BSR Is Advancing Women’s Empowerment

How BSR Is Advancing Women’s Empowerment

We're excited to share our growing portfolio of work on women's empowerment in two areas: research and tools and collaboration.

#Business Action for Women #HERproject #Womens Empowerment

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Mar

7

March 7, 2016

HERproject: Business Must Close the Gender Gap

Business Must Close the Gender Gap

The theme of this year's International Women's Day is "Pledge for Parity." How can companies strive to reach gender equality?

#HERproject #Womens Empowerment

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Feb

26

February 26, 2016

HERproject: A Scorecard to Improve Workers’ Health in Supply Chains

A Scorecard to Improve Workers’ Health in Supply Chains

Based on a new scorecard produced by Evidence Project and BSR's HERproject, here are five suggestions for companies to enhance workers' health in their supply chains.

#Grants #Healthcare #HERproject #Supply Chain

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Nov

15

November 15, 2015

HERproject: A Conversation with Lynn Eisenhart of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

A Conversation with Lynn Eisenhart of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

BSR and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have announced a new strategic partnership to increase financial inclusion for low-income women and men working in the garment industry in Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan. We sat down with the Gates Foundation's Lynn Eisenhart to discuss the partnership with BSR's HERfinance and why mobile money is critical to financial inclusion.

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

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Oct

29

October 29, 2015

HERproject: Worker Health as a Workplace Management Issue: New Guidelines for Companies

Worker Health as a Workplace Management Issue: New Guidelines for Companies

Worker health often falls under the purview of occupational health and safety, but companies have the opportunity to improve workers’ lives (and productivity) by shifting their approach to workplace healthcare. New guidelines from BSR’s HERproject and the Evidence Project/RAISE Health help companies achieve this.

#Grants #Healthcare #HERproject #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Oct

15

October 15, 2015

HERproject: Improving Nutrition in Factories in Bangladesh: A Business and Sustainable Development Opportunity

Improving Nutrition in Factories in Bangladesh: A Business and Sustainable Development Opportunity

Our new report on ready-made garment factories in Bangladesh highlights the need for and benefits of providing education and nutritional foods to workers. BSR's HERproject and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition are partnering to do just that.

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

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Oct

8

October 8, 2015

HERproject: Bringing Respect to the Factory Floor and Beyond: Launching HERrespect in Bangladesh

Bringing Respect to the Factory Floor and Beyond: Launching HERrespect in Bangladesh

As BSR works to create safe, empowering workplaces through HERproject, we are undertaking a new aspect of the initiative: HERrespect, which will seek to promote positive gender relations in factories to prevent and address violence against women.

#Grants #HERproject #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Jun

2

June 2, 2015

HERproject: A New HERproject Frontier: Bringing Health Education to Tea Smallholders in Kenya

A New HERproject Frontier: Bringing Health Education to Tea Smallholders in Kenya

A new report details how to adapt the HERproject peer-education model for supply chain workers to smallholder farms.

#Food Beverage and Agriculture #Grants #HERproject #Inclusive Economy #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Apr

3

April 3, 2015

HERproject: Four Ways to Design Financial Products for Low-Income Women

Four Ways to Design Financial Products for Low-Income Women

During the HERfinance Convening last month, participants highlighted how companies can put low-income women at the center when it comes to designing financial products that they will access and use.

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

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Mar

9

March 9, 2015

HERproject: How HERfinance Is Empowering Workers: Results from Our Pilot Project

How HERfinance Is Empowering Workers: Results from Our Pilot Project

Findings from our HERfinance pilot in India demonstrate that the financial-literacy program is having a positive impact on workers' financial knowledge, behaviors, and confidence—and perceptions of their employers.

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

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