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June 24, 2020
2020 has demonstrated powerfully the importance of a fully functioning social safety net, public health systems, and global collaboration. Reforms to the social contract are clearly needed to protect public health, economic security, and the right of all people to participate fully in society.
April 20, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has quickly transformed from a global health crisis into a financial crisis, particularly for low-income female workers in global supply chains. However, companies can effectively deploy preventative measures to support workers and workplaces to protect their health and strengthen their financial resilience.
March 12, 2020
A new report from BSR and the United Nations Global Compact presents aggregate findings of the WEPs Gender Gap Analysis Tool, an online platform that has been used by more than 2,000 companies around the world since its launch in 2017 to anonymously assess their gender equality performance.
March 11, 2020
In the HERfinance Digital Wages program in Bangladesh, designed to support garment factories making the transition from cash to digital payrolls, we found a tangible connection between tailoring programs to women’s needs and an increase in women’s financial inclusion and empowerment.
March 9, 2020
At BSR, we are committed to working with our members to chart out a path that gets us to gender equality quickly. Here is what we think needs to happen to achieve this during the decisive decade.
March 5, 2020
More impact investors are slowly aligning their strategies to the push for greater gender equality and women’s empowerment. However, understanding on how to unlock the power of capital to support these commitments remains limited. Gender lens investing is a powerful new approach with the potential to change that.
February 27, 2020
This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs), a framework guiding business on how to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace, and community. However, despite considerable advancements, we are still decades away from achieving gender parity.
February 12, 2020
The 2020s will be the decisive decade in terms of meeting the objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), shifting the economy to achieve the aspirations of the Paris Agreement, and achieving a fair economy that works for everyone. For companies, this decade will be about creating resilient business strategies, moving beyond integration of sustainability to truly redefine business and the role of the company in society.
December 17, 2019
As 2019 comes to an end, we are taking a moment to look back at the news and initiatives that shaped the year. Our six most popular blog posts and reports exemplify the diversity of topics BSR works on, from gender equality to stakeholder engagement.