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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.

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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?

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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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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.

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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.

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November 15, 2012

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.

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July 11, 2012

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?"

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July 10, 2012

HERproject Convening: Building Global Capacity

Thirty representatives from local NGOs in eight countries—Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Pakistan, and Vietnam—gathered for the fifth annual HERproject Convening in Bangkok.

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April 25, 2012

HERproject: Educating Factory Workers and Company Executives Alike

With small teams and limited resources, we CSR practitioners must often integrate our work into other departments' business processes to achieve our strategies and objectives. Given that, one of the most important parts of my job is to educate other Talbots departments and colleagues about what I do and why it's important to consider the external effects of our decision-making.

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