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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.
September 8, 2015
This brief highlights the importance of supply chain sustainability in the financial sector, which faces unique risks in its supply chains.
March 9, 2015
Over a two-year period, BSR piloted HERfinance at 11 garment factories in India to test the hypothesis that the HERproject model would translate well to critical topics beyond health.
August 27, 2012
Private equity firms are facing increasing scrutiny and greater demand for transparency from investors and stakeholders at large. To secure long-term success, the private equity sector needs to adopt a more transparent and open approach to demonstrating how it contributes to social and economic welfare.
August 20, 2012
As environmental, social, and governance (ESG) integration in mainstream investments continues to grow, listed companies have real opportunities to attract desired long-term investors by enhancing and communicating about their ESG performance.