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Mars Supports UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Mars is taking action on 17 initiatives that could transform the world
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At the United Nations, 193 world leaders have committed to 17 Global Sustainable Development Goals, which aim to end hunger, fight poverty and injustice, and combat climate change.

On this extraordinary day for our planet, Mars is proud to support the Global Goals and we will continue to demonstrate our commitment to achieving them through our operations. 

Unleashing the Greatest Period of Economic Growth with Gender Equality

by Kelly Eisenhardt
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Ten years of research on gender diversity suggests that providing more opportunities for women increases a company’s market performance and unleashes untapped economic value. Aligning global gender equality initiatives with private sector goals has the potential to advance the position of women in business. 

TUNE-IN: Public, Private, Social Sector Leaders Explore “Closing the Gap in Gender Equality”

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STAR India Launches 'Chal Kar Pehel' Campaign for Gender Equality

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STAR Plus, the flagship channel of the STAR India television network owned by 21st Century Fox, recently launched Chal Kar Pehel, a national campaign raising awareness for women's rights issues and advocating for gender equality.

The Bloomberg News Recipe for Newsroom Transformation

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When Bloomberg News turned 20 in 2010, the founding Editor-in-Chief Matthew Winkler says the organization was forced to face a disturbing reality: graphic gender imbalance. “Whenever I looked at our reporting on markets, companies, governments, virtually any subject, the voices on these stories were overwhelmingly men.

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:

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