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Feb

3

February 3, 2014

Inclusive Economy: The Sochi Games and Human Rights: What Is the Responsibility of Corporate Sponsors?

The Sochi Games and Human Rights: What Is the Responsibility of Corporate Sponsors?

Christine Bader, Human Rights Advisor, BSR

As recent headlines have shown, public scrutiny of major sporting events and the human rights records of host countries has drawn attention to corporate sponsors. What should companies involved in these events do to ensure that they are upholding their responsibility to respect human rights?

#Human Rights #Inclusive Economy

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Jan

28

January 28, 2014

Inclusive Economy: Making the Economy Work for Everyone: Business Leadership for an Inclusive Economy

Making the Economy Work for Everyone: Business Leadership for an Inclusive Economy

BSR's new initiative, Business Leadership for an Inclusive Economy, catalyzes private-sector action to ensure that all segments of society can meet their needs, shape their futures, and achieve their potential—all while creating the conditions for healthy, thriving companies.

#Inclusive Economy

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Dec

17

December 17, 2013

Inclusive Economy: BSR’s Year in Review: 2013

BSR’s Year in Review: 2013

As the year winds down, we have been reflecting on the sustainability developments that defined 2013, as well as BSR's biggest highlights of the year and the topics that most intrigued you.

#Climate Change #Inclusive Economy

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Aug

19

August 19, 2013

Inclusive Economy: Three Lessons from BSR’s CiYuan Initiative: Building Corporate-NGO Partnerships in China

Three Lessons from BSR’s CiYuan Initiative: Building Corporate-NGO Partnerships in China

As BSR's three-year CiYuan draws to a close, the initiative's manager reflects on what we learned about building partnerships between companies and NGOs to develop the Chinese nonprofit sector.

#CiYuan #Grants #Inclusive Economy

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Nov

27

November 27, 2012

Inclusive Economy: Sustainable Urban Growth: Is Hong Kong a Model for China?

Sustainable Urban Growth: Is Hong Kong a Model for China?

In the second of our series on sustainable urban growth, we look at Hong Kong: Will it be a model of success or suffer from a fractured approach to engagement among government, business, and civil society? Can business lead the way forward?

#Inclusive Economy

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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?

#Inclusive Economy

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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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