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Jun

2

June 2, 2015

Womens Empowerment: A New HERproject Frontier: Bringing Health Education to Tea Smallholders in Kenya

A New HERproject Frontier: Bringing Health Education to Tea Smallholders in Kenya

A new report details how to adapt the HERproject peer-education model for supply chain workers to smallholder farms.

#Food Beverage and Agriculture #Grants #HERproject #Inclusive Economy #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Apr

3

April 3, 2015

Womens Empowerment: Four Ways to Design Financial Products for Low-Income Women

Four Ways to Design Financial Products for Low-Income Women

During the HERfinance Convening last month, participants highlighted how companies can put low-income women at the center when it comes to designing financial products that they will access and use.

#Financial Services #Grants #HERproject #Inclusive Economy #Womens Empowerment

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Mar

10

March 10, 2015

Womens Empowerment: When It Comes to Women’s Empowerment, It’s Time to Focus on Rights

When It Comes to Women’s Empowerment, It’s Time to Focus on Rights

Although business has helped advance women's empowerment, true progress requires a focus on women's rights.

#Human Rights #Inclusive Economy #Womens Empowerment

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Mar

9

March 9, 2015

Womens Empowerment: How HERfinance Is Empowering Workers: Results from Our Pilot Project

How HERfinance Is Empowering Workers: Results from Our Pilot Project

Findings from our HERfinance pilot in India demonstrate that the financial-literacy program is having a positive impact on workers' financial knowledge, behaviors, and confidence—and perceptions of their employers.

#Financial Services #Grants #HERproject #Inclusive Economy #Womens Empowerment

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Mar

9

March 9, 2015

Womens Empowerment: Harnessing the Capital Markets for Gender Equality

Harnessing the Capital Markets for Gender Equality

Forward-looking mainstream investors are developing investment products that focus both on advancing women's equality and on financial returns.

#Financial Services #Inclusive Economy #Womens Empowerment

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Mar

8

March 8, 2015

Womens Empowerment: The Role of Business in Advancing Women’s Empowerment

The Role of Business in Advancing Women’s Empowerment

By integrating women's empowerment into corporate strategy, business can accelerate the work done by governments, communities, and nonprofits to advance gender equality.

#Inclusive Economy #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management #Womens Empowerment

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Feb

6

February 6, 2015

Womens Empowerment: Changing the Conversation on Financial Inclusion: The Global HERfinance Convening 2015

Changing the Conversation on Financial Inclusion: The Global HERfinance Convening 2015

The first-ever Global HERfinance Convening, taking place March 10-11 in Hong Kong, will highlight how financial education programs in factories and farms can build financial inclusion.

#Financial Services #Grants #HERproject #Womens Empowerment

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Dec

5

December 5, 2014

Womens Empowerment: Filling the Gaps in Healthcare Services at Bangladesh Factories

Filling the Gaps in Healthcare Services at Bangladesh Factories

A new report from BSR HERproject examined the gaps in healthcare provided at 10 ready-made garment factories in Bangladesh. Here's what we found.

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

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Oct

27

October 27, 2014

Womens Empowerment: The Opportunity to Empower Women through Investments in East Africa’s Agriculture Supply Chain

The Opportunity to Empower Women through Investments in East Africa’s Agriculture Supply Chain

A new BSR report study outlines the opportunity to boost women's empowerment in Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Uganda through workplace-based health programs in the agricultural sector.

#Food Beverage and Agriculture #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Oct

6

October 6, 2014

Womens Empowerment: New BSR, Women’s World Banking Partnership to Improve Financial Access for Working Poor

New BSR, Women’s World Banking Partnership to Improve Financial Access for Working Poor

A partnership between BSR's HERfinance program and Women's World Banking will increase workers’ financial skills and awareness and create new financial products and services tailored to the working poor.

#Financial Services #Grants #Inclusive Economy #Womens Empowerment

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