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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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Mar

14

March 14, 2014

Womens Empowerment: In Her Own Words: Stories from HERfinance

In Her Own Words: Stories from HERfinance

BSR's financial inclusion initiative HERfinance helps low-income workers in global supply chains build their financial capability. Watch a testimonial from one of the program participants on how the program has affected her.

#Grants #HERproject #Inclusive Economy #Womens Empowerment

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Mar

6

March 6, 2014

Womens Empowerment: The Future of Women’s Empowerment in Global Supply Chains

The Future of Women’s Empowerment in Global Supply Chains

BSR's HERproject has grown dramatically—from a pilot project in China to a program that has reached more than 250,000 female workers in more than 200 factories and farms in 10 countries. We talk with HERproject Director Racheal Meiers about this progress, what's new for HERproject today, and her own lessons after working on the initiative for seven years.

#Inclusive Economy #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Mar

5

March 5, 2014

Five Steps for Companies to Make Gender Equality Mainstream

"Gender mainstreaming"—creating a holistic, integrated program to gender equality—can help companies make more progress on gender issues by engaging with employees, consumers, and community members across the value chain.

#Inclusive Economy #Womens Empowerment

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