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January 25, 2016
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.
January 5, 2016
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.
November 15, 2015
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.
October 29, 2015
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.
October 23, 2015
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.
October 15, 2015
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.
October 8, 2015
As BSR works to create safe, empowering workplaces through HERproject, we are undertaking a new aspect of the initiative: HERrespect, which will seek to promote positive gender relations in factories to prevent and address violence against women.
September 22, 2015
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.
August 21, 2015
Over the last decade, BSR has worked with member companies and partners to support women's empowerment in the workplace in China through HERproject and related programs. From our experience, three approaches can help realize tangible, effective outcomes.
July 23, 2015
BSR believes women’s empowerment is a critical pillar of global sustainability. This year, we signed the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles, which will help us support our own employees equally and promote the principles as an organizing force for private-sector engagement.