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Jun

13

June 13, 2017

Financial Services: 10 Human Rights Priorities for the Financial Sector

10 Human Rights Priorities for the Financial Sector

A primer on the most relevant, urgent, and probable human rights impacts for the financial sector and opportunities for positive impact

#Financial Services #Human Rights #Human Rights Working Group

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May

9

May 9, 2017

Financial Services: Scaling Finance for Clean Energy: Collaborative Solutions for a New Economy

Scaling Finance for Clean Energy: Collaborative Solutions for a New Economy

This report highlights how collaboration with the financial services industry can help address three specific market barriers to scaling action on clean energy.

#Climate Change #Financial Services

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May

3

May 3, 2016

Financial Services: From National Climate Plans to Business Plans

From National Climate Plans to Business Plans

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.

#Climate Change #Energy and Extractives #Financial Services #Supply Chain

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Feb

9

February 9, 2016

Financial Services: Building Effective Women’s Economic Empowerment Strategies

Building Effective Women’s Economic Empowerment Strategies

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.

#Business Action for Women #Consumer Products #Financial Services #Grants #Healthcare #Inclusive Economy #Information and Communications Technology #Womens Empowerment

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Sep

25

September 25, 2015

Financial Services: Conditions for Scaling Investment in Social Finance

Conditions for Scaling Investment in Social Finance

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.

#Financial Services #Grants #Inclusive Economy #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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Sep

8

September 8, 2015

Financial Services: Issue Brief: Sustainable Supply Chains in the Financial Sector

Issue Brief: Sustainable Supply Chains in the Financial Sector

This brief highlights the importance of supply chain sustainability in the financial sector, which faces unique risks in its supply chains.

#Financial Services #Supply Chain

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Mar

9

March 9, 2015

Financial Services: Financial Inclusion in the Supply Chain: An Evaluation of the HERfinance Pilot in India

Financial Inclusion in the Supply Chain: An Evaluation of the HERfinance Pilot in India

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.

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

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Aug

27

August 27, 2012

Financial Services: Reporting on Environmental, Social, and Governance Considerations in the Private Equity Sector

Reporting on Environmental, Social, and Governance Considerations in the Private Equity Sector

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.

#Ethics and Governance #Financial Services #Reporting and Communications #Sustainability Management

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Aug

20

August 20, 2012

Financial Services: Trends in ESG Integration in Investments

Trends in ESG Integration in Investments

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.

#Financial Services #Stakeholder Engagement #Sustainability Management

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Sep

12

September 12, 2011

Adapting to Climate Change: A Guide for the Financial Services Industry

#Climate Change #Financial Services

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