Gender Equality

Women’s Empowerment Principles Stakeholders Call for New UN-Business Paradigm

Business, Government and Civil Society Leaders Support Scaling-Up for Women’s Empowerment and Sustainable Development; Actor and Advocate Geena Davis Highlights Importance of WEPs in Tackling Unconscious Bias
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Business, Government and Civil Society Leaders Support Scaling-Up for Women’s Empowerment and Sustainable Development; Actor and Advocate Geena Davis Highlights Importance of WEPs in Tackling Unconscious Bias

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Hillary Clinton and Business Leaders Call for Women’s Economic Empowerment and Rights

Largest Gathering of Private Sector at the UN Commission on the Status of Women Support Strategic Partnership to Deliver on Gender Equality
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NEW YORK, March 10, 2015, 3BL Media/ – At the 59th Commission on the Status of Women an unprecedented number of business leaders, UN Member States and civil society organizations gathered for the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) event, Unlimited Potential: Business Partners for Gender Equality, to promote the business case for involving women at every level and the need for all stakeholders, including business, to be strategic partners for gender equality and sustainable developmen

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

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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.

Video: A Look at BSR's HERfinance

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Hear from HERfinance participants in India about the impacts of the program on their lives (video is also available here).

Deepening Business' Engagement on Women's Empowerment

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While we have made incredible strides on advancing women globally, much work remains to ensure that women have equal pay and representation, equal protection under the law, and equal treatment within their families and communities.

To mark International Women's Day, BSR is featuring a series of articles on how business can go further to advance women by:

Stock Exchanges Around the World Ring the Bell for Gender Equality

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NEW YORK, March 9, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Stock exchanges from around the world joined UN Women, UN Global Compact and the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative to ring their opening or closing bells in support of gender equality and to highlight the pivotal role of the private sector in empowering women in the workplace, marketplace and community.  

General Mills Reaffirms Commitment to Equal Opportunity and Women’s Empowerment

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Yesterday, hundreds of thousands across the globe celebrated International Women’s Day. This important holiday has been observed since the early 1900’s and still today it continues to serve as a day to remember gender equality and women’s empowerment in our society and around the world.

Million Women Mentors Breaks 200,000 Pledges to Mentor With 5 New States Signing On!

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WASHINGTON, January 29, 2015 /3BL Media/ - This week, Million Women Mentors (MWM), in partnership with Kansas, Missouri, New Jersey, Indiana and Ohio, is proud to announce over 40,000 new commitments to mentor a girl or young woman in the career ladder in STEM skills. The goal of the movement is to garner one million mentors (women and men) in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) professions over the next three years, to collectively increase the interest and confidence of girls and young women in these academic areas.

Prioritizing Gender Equality

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When I started my agency, I did so with the belief that giving back needed to be at the heart of the business. I’m incredibly proud of the agency’s citizenship efforts. WE’s corporate citizenship represents our commitment to making a positive and sustainable social, environmental and economic impact through our services, employees, operations and contributions to society.

Call for Nominations for 2015 Women's Empowerment Principles CEO Leadership Awards

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Nominations are now open for the prestigious 2015 WEPs CEO Leadership Awards, which recognize business leaders for their exceptional championship of gender equality and support for the Women's Empowerment Principles. 

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