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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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Oct

15

October 15, 2015

Womens Empowerment: 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

8

October 8, 2015

Womens Empowerment: Bringing Respect to the Factory Floor and Beyond: Launching HERrespect in Bangladesh

Bringing Respect to the Factory Floor and Beyond: Launching HERrespect in Bangladesh

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.

#Grants #HERproject #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Sep

22

September 22, 2015

Womens Empowerment: 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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Aug

21

August 21, 2015

Womens Empowerment: Lessons Learned from a Decade of Supporting Women’s Empowerment in China

Lessons Learned from a Decade of Supporting Women’s Empowerment in China

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.

#Grants #Inclusive Economy #Womens Empowerment

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Jul

23

July 23, 2015

Womens Empowerment: Why We Signed the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles

Why We Signed the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles

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.

#Inclusive Economy #Womens Empowerment

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