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September 17, 2020
BSR's HERproject and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth share five insights on inclusive wage digitization in the garment sector.
July 9, 2019
As business leaders across industries pursue M&A activity, there will be substantial ESG opportunities and risks for the companies involved: opportunities to create more ambitious and resilient sustainability strategies, accompanied by risks that ESG objectives will be sidelined by overwhelming pressures to create short-term value.
March 4, 2019
Over the past 10 years, the private equity sector has seen responsible investment approaches move from exception to expectation. Formalized integration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations is becoming the norm. For all firms, a meaningful policy is fundamental to responsible investment and ESG integration.
June 12, 2018
This report seeks to demystify the US$6 billion revenue opportunity for financial service providers to integrate sustainability considerations into supply chain finance, allowing buyers, suppliers, and financial service providers to create mechanisms that reward and incentivize sustainable behavior in supply chains.
March 13, 2018
This report examines the opportunity to expand financial inclusion for women in India’s garment sector by increasing women’s access to and use of mobile financial products and services.
June 13, 2017
A primer on the most relevant, urgent, and probable human rights impacts for the financial sector and opportunities for positive impact
May 9, 2017
This report highlights how collaboration with the financial services industry can help address three specific market barriers to scaling action on clean energy.
May 3, 2016
This working paper measures how strongly national governments’ climate plans signal a shift of finance flows toward low-emission and climate-resilient development to the private sector. Using the insights of companies from the investment, energy, and extractives sectors, as well companies with significant supply chains, we analyze how governments can strengthen this signal.
February 9, 2016
This report, written in partnership with the International Center for Research on Women and sponsored by the Oak Foundation, identifies how companies can develop holistic and integrated approaches to women's economic empowerment.
September 25, 2015
This report presents BSR’s holistic framing of “social finance,” or any investment activity that generates financial returns and considers social and environmental impact and introduces five conditions to galvanize private capital toward advancing social and environmental goals.