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Jun

30

June 30, 2015

Supply Chain: Good Jobs in the Age of Automation: Challenges and Opportunities for the Private Sector

Good Jobs in the Age of Automation: Challenges and Opportunities for the Private Sector

This issue brief provides emerging analysis on the challenges and opportunities for business to create and preserve good jobs during an era of rapid technological change.

#Inclusive Economy #Supply Chain

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Jun

2

June 2, 2015

Supply Chain: Empowering Women in Kenya’s Tea Sector: Adapting HERproject to the Smallholder Farm Context

Empowering Women in Kenya’s Tea Sector: Adapting HERproject to the Smallholder Farm Context

This working paper presents BSR’s proposed approach for expanding and adapting HERproject, our workplace-based women's empowerment program, to meet the unique needs of smallholder farmers.

#Food Beverage and Agriculture #HERproject #Inclusive Economy #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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May

26

May 26, 2015

Supply Chain: Business Action for Climate-Resilient Supply Chains

Business Action for Climate-Resilient Supply Chains

This report outlines how business can act on climate change by building resilience in the supply chain.

#Circular Economy #Climate Change #Resilience #Resilience and Adaptation Initiative #Supply Chain

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Mar

9

March 9, 2015

Supply Chain: 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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Oct

27

October 27, 2014

Working Women and Health in East Africa’s Agricultural Sector

This report outlines BSR's scoping study to evaluate the need for and relevance of workplace-based empowerment programs targeting women in the workforce in export sectors in East Africa.

#Food Beverage and Agriculture #HERproject #Inclusive Economy #Supply Chain

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Jul

9

July 9, 2014

Supply Chain: Shaping a Sustainable Garment Sector in Myanmar

Shaping a Sustainable Garment Sector in Myanmar

This paper provides the context for the Principles of Responsible Sourcing for Myanmar's Garment Sector, which outline how companies can drive sustainable development and business benefits in the country.

#Inclusive Economy #Supply Chain

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May

29

May 29, 2014

Supply Chain: Managing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Supply Chain: Opportunities in China

Managing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Supply Chain: Opportunities in China

BSR has produced a working paper on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions with suppliers in China as part of our Business in a Climate-Constrained World initiative.

#Climate Change #Supply Chain

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Apr

21

April 21, 2014

Supply Chain: How Can Business Contribute to the Ethical Mining of Conflict Minerals?

How Can Business Contribute to the Ethical Mining of Conflict Minerals?

This report focuses on how addressing concerns about conflict minerals in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a topic of increasing scrutiny, creates a unique opportunity for companies to tackle related concerns in their supply chains, while also supporting local economic development.

#Conflict Minerals #Supply Chain

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Apr

9

April 9, 2014

A Guide to Traceability: A Practical Approach to Advance Sustainability in Global Supply Chains

The UN Global Compact and BSR have issued a guide to help companies and stakeholders understand and advance supply chain traceability, which is the process of identifying and tracking a product or component's path from raw material to finished good.

#Supply Chain

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Mar

24

March 24, 2014

Incorporating Women’s Health into Workplace Assessments

This working paper presents the findings of a research collaboration between UL's Responsible Sourcing group and BSR, which explored women's health in global garment and light manufacturing supply chains.

#Healthcare #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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