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May

9

May 9, 2016

Womens Empowerment: The Women Behind the Clothes: Impact Stories from HERproject Indonesia

The Women Behind the Clothes: Impact Stories from HERproject Indonesia

A new video and photo essay share the stories of how the women and peer educators at one of ANN INC.'s suppliers have benefited from HERproject.

#Grants #HERproject #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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May

2

May 2, 2016

Womens Empowerment: To Enhance Climate Resilience, Invest in Communities

To Enhance Climate Resilience, Invest in Communities

Bangladesh is ranked among the countries most vulnerable to climate change. By investing in communities, companies can build climate resilience and generate business benefits.

#Climate Change #Resilience and Adaptation Initiative #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Mar

8

March 8, 2016

Womens Empowerment: How BSR Is Advancing Women’s Empowerment

How BSR Is Advancing Women’s Empowerment

We're excited to share our growing portfolio of work on women's empowerment in two areas: research and tools and collaboration.

#Business Action for Women #HERproject #Womens Empowerment

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Mar

7

March 7, 2016

Womens Empowerment: Business Must Close the Gender Gap

Business Must Close the Gender Gap

The theme of this year's International Women's Day is "Pledge for Parity." How can companies strive to reach gender equality?

#HERproject #Womens Empowerment

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Feb

9

February 9, 2016

Womens Empowerment: Women’s Economic Empowerment Strategies Should Be Holistic and Integrated

Women’s Economic Empowerment Strategies Should Be Holistic and Integrated

A new report from BSR, the International Center for Research on Women, and the Oak Foundation helps companies build effective women's economic empowerment strategies.

#Business Action for Women #Inclusive Economy #Womens Empowerment

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Jan

25

January 25, 2016

Womens Empowerment: The World Economic Forum 2016: There Is No ‘Single’ Davos

The World Economic Forum 2016: There Is No ‘Single’ Davos

This year's World Economic Forum Annual Meeting was both a celebration, following a successful Paris Climate Agreement and the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals, but also a reminder of the work in front of all sectors of society.

#Climate Change #Inclusive Economy #Womens Empowerment

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Jan

5

January 5, 2016

Womens Empowerment: A Video Interview with Melanne Verveer at the BSR Conference 2015

A Video Interview with Melanne Verveer at the BSR Conference 2015

We sat down with Melanne Verveer at the BSR Conference 2015 to discuss how resilience means unleashing the potential of half the world's population—women and girls—to deal with vulnerabilities.

#BSR Conference #Resilience #Womens Empowerment

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Nov

15

November 15, 2015

Womens Empowerment: 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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Oct

29

October 29, 2015

Womens Empowerment: Worker Health as a Workplace Management Issue: New Guidelines for Companies

Worker Health as a Workplace Management Issue: New Guidelines for Companies

Worker health often falls under the purview of occupational health and safety, but companies have the opportunity to improve workers’ lives (and productivity) by shifting their approach to workplace healthcare. New guidelines from BSR’s HERproject and the Evidence Project/RAISE Health help companies achieve this.

#Grants #Healthcare #HERproject #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Oct

23

October 23, 2015

Womens Empowerment: Two Questions for Former U.S. Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer

Two Questions for Former U.S. Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer

BSR Conference 2015 speaker Melanne Verveer has devoted her career to advancing the role of women in society, politics, and business—including in her former role as U.S. ambassador for global women’s issues. Here, she talks about why closing the gender gap is key to creating a resilient future.

#BSR Conference #Resilience #Womens Empowerment

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