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Mar

12

March 12, 2020

Womens Empowerment: Women’s Empowerment Principles: Turning a Decade of Lessons into Ambitious Business Action

Women’s Empowerment Principles: Turning a Decade of Lessons into Ambitious Business Action

A new report from BSR and the United Nations Global Compact presents aggregate findings of the WEPs Gender Gap Analysis Tool, an online platform that has been used by more than 2,000 companies around the world since its launch in 2017 to anonymously assess their gender equality performance.

#Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management #Womens Empowerment

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Mar

11

March 11, 2020

Womens Empowerment: 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

9

March 9, 2020

Womens Empowerment: Business Action to Achieve Gender Equality in the Decisive Decade

Business Action to Achieve Gender Equality in the Decisive Decade

At BSR, we are committed to working with our members to chart out a path that gets us to gender equality quickly. Here is what we think needs to happen to achieve this during the decisive decade.

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Mar

5

March 5, 2020

Womens Empowerment: Beyond Women on Boards: How Gender Lens Investing Can Transform Your Impact Strategy

Beyond Women on Boards: How Gender Lens Investing Can Transform Your Impact Strategy

More impact investors are slowly aligning their strategies to the push for greater gender equality and women’s empowerment. However, understanding on how to unlock the power of capital to support these commitments remains limited. Gender lens investing is a powerful new approach with the potential to change that.

#Financial Services #Womens Empowerment

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Feb

27

February 27, 2020

Womens Empowerment: 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

12

February 12, 2020

Womens Empowerment: 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

17

January 17, 2020

Womens Empowerment: Davos 2020: Progress in a Time of Turmoil?

Davos 2020: Progress in a Time of Turmoil?

Entering Davos Week 2020, there is clearly a new climate for business.

#Climate Change #Human Rights #Inclusive Economy #Womens Empowerment

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Dec

17

December 17, 2019

Womens Empowerment: Our Top Sustainability Insights of 2019

Our Top Sustainability Insights of 2019

As 2019 comes to an end, we are taking a moment to look back at the news and initiatives that shaped the year. Our six most popular blog posts and reports exemplify the diversity of topics BSR works on, from gender equality to stakeholder engagement.

#Climate Change #Human Rights #Inclusive Economy #Sustainability Management #Womens Empowerment

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Dec

3

December 3, 2019

Womens Empowerment: Challenges and Opportunities for Gender Equality in a European Luxury Supply Chain

Challenges and Opportunities for Gender Equality in a European Luxury Supply Chain

While women are vital to the Italian luxury sector, gender inequality throughout the supply chain still impacts them in the short- and long-term. However, both brands and suppliers are well placed to lead efforts towards improved gender equality in Italy, in both supply chains and in the country’s overall sociocultural context.

#Consumer Products #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Sep

5

September 5, 2019

Womens Empowerment: Empowering Women in Toy Factories: Insights from Our Pilot in India

Empowering Women in Toy Factories: Insights from Our Pilot in India

BSR and the Ethical Toy Program collaborated on a women’s empowerment program that was piloted in three toy factories in India with a total population of 824 workers—including 198 women. From the pilots, we gained several insights into what it takes to develop successful programs to advance women in the workplace.

#HERproject #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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