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February 6, 2015
The first-ever Global HERfinance Convening, taking place March 10-11 in Hong Kong, will highlight how financial education programs in factories and farms can build financial inclusion.
December 5, 2014
A new report from BSR HERproject examined the gaps in healthcare provided at 10 ready-made garment factories in Bangladesh. Here's what we found.
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.
December 19, 2013
BSR's HERfinance and others have found that a significant number of low-income salaried workers do not have access to the formal financial products and services they need. Although microfinance institutions can provide locally informed solutions, major financial institutions have the opportunity to promote inclusive development and reach a vast, untapped market.
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.
March 5, 2013
More than 2.5 billion people worldwide do not participate in the formal financial system. With the majority of the world's working poor employed in global supply chains, businesses can expand access to finance while benefitting through improved employee loyalty, stronger supplier relationships, and a more stable workforce.
December 1, 2012
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.