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Apr

20

April 20, 2020

Supply Chain: Women in Supply Chains: On the Frontlines of COVID-19’s Impact

Women in Supply Chains: On the Frontlines of COVID-19’s Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic has quickly transformed from a global health crisis into a financial crisis, particularly for low-income female workers in global supply chains. However, companies can effectively deploy preventative measures to support workers and workplaces to protect their health and strengthen their financial resilience.

#HERproject #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Mar

24

March 24, 2020

Supply Chain: So, Your Sourcing and Manufacturing Footprint Is Changing: Six Sustainability Considerations

So, Your Sourcing and Manufacturing Footprint Is Changing: Six Sustainability Considerations

As the exodus of manufacturing in China continued and accelerated, both manufacturing groups and global buyers sought opportunities to re-globalize their value chains. Here are six sustainability considerations to help your company create Globalization 2.0 plans which can help achieve long-term success.

#Supply Chain #Sustainability Management

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Mar

11

March 11, 2020

Supply Chain: The Shift to Digital Wages: Making Sure It Works for Women and Business

The Shift to Digital Wages: Making Sure It Works for Women and Business

In the HERfinance Digital Wages program in Bangladesh, designed to support garment factories making the transition from cash to digital payrolls, we found a tangible connection between tailoring programs to women’s needs and an increase in women’s financial inclusion and empowerment.

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

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Mar

6

March 6, 2020

Supply Chain: The Impact of Coronavirus on Workers, Business Operations, and Supply Chains in China

The Impact of Coronavirus on Workers, Business Operations, and Supply Chains in China

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has had an obvious and immediate impact on China’s economy. Here's how it has impacted workers' travel, supply chains, and the economy on local and global levels.

#Supply Chain

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Mar

2

March 2, 2020

Supply Chain: Sustainable Business in Asia: Five Trends That Will Impact the Decisive Decade

Sustainable Business in Asia: Five Trends That Will Impact the Decisive Decade

Through BSR’s work across Asia, including significant stakeholder engagement across the region, we have identified the following five sustainability trends for business in Asia in the 2020s that will impact sourcing strategies and supply chains, access to finance, employee engagement, sustainability leadership, and increasingly market and consumer engagement.

#Supply Chain #Sustainability Management

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Feb

27

February 27, 2020

Supply Chain: Purchasing Power: The Opportunity for Women’s Advancement in Procurement and Global Supply Chains

Purchasing Power: The Opportunity for Women’s Advancement in Procurement and Global Supply Chains

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs), a framework guiding business on how to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace, and community. However, despite considerable advancements, we are still decades away from achieving gender parity.

#Human Rights #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Feb

19

February 19, 2020

Supply Chain: The Coronavirus’ Impact on Chinese Society and Supply Chains

The Coronavirus’ Impact on Chinese Society and Supply Chains

The impact of Coronavirus on China and global business, especially supply chains, will be enormous. BSR's Lin Wang shares her experiences on the ground.

#Supply Chain

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Feb

12

February 12, 2020

Supply Chain: The Decisive Decade

The Decisive Decade

The 2020s will be the decisive decade in terms of meeting the objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), shifting the economy to achieve the aspirations of the Paris Agreement, and achieving a fair economy that works for everyone. For companies, this decade will be about creating resilient business strategies, moving beyond integration of sustainability to truly redefine business and the role of the company in society.

#Climate Change #Human Rights #Inclusive Economy #Strategy and Integration #Supply Chain #Sustainability Management #Womens Empowerment

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Jan

31

January 31, 2020

Supply Chain: Climate Action in the 2020s: Three Steps to Reducing Value Chain Emissions

Climate Action in the 2020s: Three Steps to Reducing Value Chain Emissions

A company's value chain contains its largest GHG reduction potential, and value chain decarbonization is a necessity to achieve SBTs. For companies that are pursuing SBTs, we propose three steps as key to achieving value chain emissions reductions.

#Climate Change #Supply Chain

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Jan

29

January 29, 2020

Supply Chain: In Conversation with Ross Rachey, Director, Global Fleet & Products, Amazon Logistics

In Conversation with Ross Rachey, Director, Global Fleet & Products, Amazon Logistics

Companies like Amazon are exploring technologies to address the challenges of climate change. Recently, BSR spoke with Ross Rachey, Director of Global Fleet & Products, Amazon Logistics at Amazon, to discuss the company’s approach to sustainable fuel technologies and how their work supports their broader climate and sustainability agenda.

#Climate Change #Future of Fuels #Supply Chain

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