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Dec

2

December 2, 2015

Inclusive Economy: Inclusive by Design: BSR’s Project on Technology and Access in China

Inclusive by Design: BSR’s Project on Technology and Access in China

BSR's recent project on developing a mobile application designed around the needs of blind and vision-impaired people in China aims to improve their access to products and services.

#Grants #Inclusive Economy #Information and Communications Technology

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Nov

15

November 15, 2015

Inclusive Economy: A Conversation with Lynn Eisenhart of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

A Conversation with Lynn Eisenhart of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

BSR and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have announced a new strategic partnership to increase financial inclusion for low-income women and men working in the garment industry in Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan. We sat down with the Gates Foundation's Lynn Eisenhart to discuss the partnership with BSR's HERfinance and why mobile money is critical to financial inclusion.

#Financial Services #Grants #HERproject #Inclusive Economy #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Nov

10

November 10, 2015

Inclusive Economy: Rockefeller Foundation President Judith Rodin Discusses Resilience Dividend at BSR Conference 2015

Rockefeller Foundation President Judith Rodin Discusses Resilience Dividend at BSR Conference 2015

In a plenary address at the BSR Conference 2015, The Rockefeller Foundation President Judith Rodin discussed resilience, risk, and leadership.

#BSR Conference #Inclusive Economy #Resilience

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Nov

9

November 9, 2015

Inclusive Economy: Robert Reich Explores Resilience, Inclusive Economy at the BSR Conference 2015

Robert Reich Explores Resilience, Inclusive Economy at the BSR Conference 2015

In a plenary address at the BSR Conference 2015, Robert Reich, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at University of California, Berkeley and Senior Fellow at Blum Center for Developing Economies, explored how resilience and the inclusive economy intersect.

#BSR Conference #Inclusive Economy #Resilience

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Oct

21

October 21, 2015

Inclusive Economy: Building an Inclusive Economy: A Conversation with The Hitachi Foundation’s Barbara Dyer

Building an Inclusive Economy: A Conversation with The Hitachi Foundation’s Barbara Dyer

In the eleventh in our series of conversations with inclusive economy thought leaders, we spoke with Barbara Dyer, president and CEO of The Hitachi Foundation about investing in the American workforce as a good business strategy.

#Inclusive Economy

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Oct

15

October 15, 2015

Inclusive Economy: Improving Nutrition in Factories in Bangladesh: A Business and Sustainable Development Opportunity

Improving Nutrition in Factories in Bangladesh: A Business and Sustainable Development Opportunity

Our new report on ready-made garment factories in Bangladesh highlights the need for and benefits of providing education and nutritional foods to workers. BSR's HERproject and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition are partnering to do just that.

#Grants #HERproject #Inclusive Economy #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Oct

12

October 12, 2015

Inclusive Economy: Can Sustainable Business Meet Its Moment?

Can Sustainable Business Meet Its Moment?

This year has been a watershed moment for tackling climate change and sustainable development, and businesses are increasingly demonstrating bold commitments to these issues. Can they keep it up?

#Climate Change #Inclusive Economy

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Sep

25

September 25, 2015

Inclusive Economy: Scaling Social Finance and Investment in the Global Goals through Collaboration

Scaling Social Finance and Investment in the Global Goals through Collaboration

Social finance, or investments that consider environmental and social impact, requires five conditions to achieve scale. Collaboration is the condition that ties them all together.

#Financial Services #Inclusive Economy #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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Sep

24

September 24, 2015

Inclusive Economy: Building an Inclusive Economy: A Conversation with Maersk’s Annette Stube

Building an Inclusive Economy: A Conversation with Maersk’s Annette Stube

In the tenth of our series of conversations with inclusive economy thought leaders, we spoke with Annette Stube, head of group sustainability at Maersk, about how the company is focused on enabling trade and creating jobs and why supporting healthy economies is a business imperative.

#Inclusive Economy #Transport and Logistics

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Sep

22

September 22, 2015

Inclusive Economy: Stories from the Factory Floor: The Women in Factories China Program

Stories from the Factory Floor: The Women in Factories China Program

Over the past 18 months, BSR and the Walmart Foundation have partnered to deliver more than 330,500 hours of workplace training to more than 22,000 workers across 36 factories through the Women in Factories China program. But statistics only tell one side of the story.

#Grants #Inclusive Economy #Supply Chain #Women in Factories China #Womens Empowerment

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