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Feb

6

February 6, 2015

HERproject: Changing the Conversation on Financial Inclusion: The Global HERfinance Convening 2015

Changing the Conversation on Financial Inclusion: The Global HERfinance Convening 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.

#Financial Services #Grants #HERproject #Womens Empowerment

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Dec

5

December 5, 2014

HERproject: Filling the Gaps in Healthcare Services at Bangladesh Factories

Filling the Gaps in Healthcare Services at Bangladesh Factories

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.

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

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Apr

18

April 18, 2014

HERproject: 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

HERproject: 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.

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Dec

19

December 19, 2013

Closing the Gap in Access to Financial Services for Low-Income Workers

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.

#Financial Services #HERproject #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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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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Apr

4

April 4, 2013

Five Reasons to Invest in Workplace Well-Being Programs

What is the business case for companies to support workplace-based programs that focus on personal well-being?

#HERproject #Human Rights #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Mar

8

March 8, 2013

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.

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Mar

5

March 5, 2013

HERproject: HERfinance: Empowering Workers in the Supply Chain

HERfinance: Empowering Workers in the Supply Chain

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.

#HERproject #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Dec

1

December 1, 2012

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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