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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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Jun

5

June 5, 2015

Womens Empowerment: Four Ways to Achieve Inclusive, Resilient, and Transparent Supply Chains

Four Ways to Achieve Inclusive, Resilient, and Transparent Supply Chains

To build inclusive, resilient, transparent supply chains, companies need to focus on key impacts, integrate supply chain sustainability throughout the company, take a creative approach to supply chain management, and promote traceability.

#Inclusive Economy #Resilience #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Jun

4

June 4, 2015

Womens Empowerment: How Can Companies Attract and Retain Female Talent?

How Can Companies Attract and Retain Female Talent?

Companies that are succeeding at attracting and retaining female talent have three attributes: They provide equal opportunity, cultivate women leaders, and understand the drivers for female employee retention.

#Womens Empowerment

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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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