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Nov

15

November 15, 2012

Inclusive Economy: 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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Nov

6

November 6, 2012

Inclusive Economy: The Challenges of Living Large: Scaling Up Sustainable Urban Growth

The Challenges of Living Large: Scaling Up Sustainable Urban Growth

By 2050, almost three-quarters of the world's people will live in cities. What is the private sector's role in ensuring sustainable urban growth?

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Jun

12

June 12, 2012

Inclusive Economy: Entering Responsibly in Risky Markets: A Look at Myanmar

Entering Responsibly in Risky Markets: A Look at Myanmar

Myanmar embodies the risks and opportunities for companies entering transitional countries characterized by underdeveloped institutions, poor human and labor rights records, weak rule of law, and other forms of political, social, and economic instability. What is the responsible way to consider entering risky markets and contribute to a country's national development?

#Inclusive Economy #Myanmar Responsible Sourcing

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Nov

22

November 22, 2011

Inclusive Economy: Implementing a Living Wage Program

Implementing a Living Wage Program

Earlier this year, we looked at why living wage is so complex: In particular, we explored what constitutes a living wage, who is responsible for ensuring that it is defined, and the role of the company in providing it. Here, we outline a practical approach for companies to design a living wage program.

#Human Rights #Inclusive Economy

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Aug

2

August 2, 2011

Inclusive Economy: Why Is Living Wage So Complex?

Why Is Living Wage So Complex?

The concept of a living wage is deceptively simple: Companies have a responsibility to compensate workers for their labor at a level that allows them to access goods and services that equate to a decent standard of living. But the devil is in the details: What is a living wage, who is responsible for ensuring that it is defined, and what is the role of the company?

#Inclusive Economy

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