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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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Sep

4

September 4, 2014

Womens Empowerment: A Q&A with Lin Wang, BSR’s Newest Advisory Services Director

A Q&A with Lin Wang, BSR’s Newest Advisory Services Director

BSR's newest Advisory Services Director, Lin Wang, shares her perspectives on sustainability in China, her experience at IKEA, and more.

#Strategy and Integration #Supply Chain #Sustainability Management #Womens Empowerment

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Jul

1

July 1, 2014

Womens Empowerment: Q&A with Mary Ellen Iskenderian, Women’s World Banking

Q&A with Mary Ellen Iskenderian, Women’s World Banking

#Inclusive Economy #Womens Empowerment

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Jun

16

June 16, 2014

Womens Empowerment: Can Mobile Phones Enhance Worker Health in China?

Can Mobile Phones Enhance Worker Health in China?

A new BSR initiative with Qualcomm and Thundersoft applies mobile technology to HERhealth, a peer-to-peer health training program for factory women.

#Grants #Information and Communications Technology #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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May

14

May 14, 2014

Womens Empowerment: Factory Nurses: A Force for Change in Bangladeshi Workers’ Health

Factory Nurses: A Force for Change in Bangladeshi Workers’ Health

The lack of adequately trained nurses is a significant challenge that business—especially the ready-made garment sector—can benefit from by investing more in factory nurses.

#Grants #Healthcare #Inclusive Economy #Womens Empowerment

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Apr

18

April 18, 2014

Womens Empowerment: Investing in Workers Through Financial Education: HERfinance Curriculum Launch

Investing in Workers Through Financial Education: HERfinance Curriculum Launch

As part of our HERfinance initiative, we've developed a curriculum for workplace-based financial education programs. Here, we see how the training works firsthand.

#Grants #HERproject #Inclusive Economy #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Apr

10

April 10, 2014

Creating a Safe Space for Women’s Economic Empowerment

We've made significant progress on empowering women and providing them with economic opportunities, but gender-based violence and discrimination are entrenched challenges that require new approaches.

#Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Mar

24

March 24, 2014

Using Audits to Look Beyond Factory Walls at Worker Well-Being

Most companies use social audits to ensure compliance with labor, health and safety, management, and environmental codes and best practices. BSR and the UL's Responsible Sourcing group piloted an approach that includes questions about worker well-being and health to drive investments in factory empowerment programs.

#Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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