BSR and Women's Empowerment

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BSR and Women's Empowerment

Women’s empowerment is a major opportunity for business growth, a critical pillar of global sustainability, and an imperative to building an inclusive economy. BSR focuses on women’s empowerment issues by working with companies to develop strategies, engage stakeholders, identify gaps, and recommend actions to help them reach more female customers, recruit and retain women employees, integrate women-owned businesses into supply chains, and realize business benefits. You can learn more about our work at

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The Women Behind the Clothes: Impact Stories from HERproject Indonesia
By Elissa Goldenberg, Manager, BSR Elissa Goldenberg adapted this blog from a version that was originally published by the UN Foundation’s ...
May 9, 2016 2:00 PM ET
Empowering Women is Key to Business Success
Each year on March 8, companies, governments, institutions, and civil society come together to celebrate International Women’s Day and reaffirm commitments to advancing women’s empowerment. And while we’ve made significant progress in women’s economic empowerment, gaps still remain—for example, the CEOs of 21 of the largest global companies are women, but women still represent less than 5...
Mar 10, 2016 10:00 AM ET
How BSR Is Advancing Women's Empowerment
Women make up more than 40 percent of the global workforce, the CEOs of 21 of the largest global companies are women, and more young adult women than men have college degrees. But still, globally, women earn 77 percent of what men do, represent less than 5 percent of CEOs at S&P 500 companies, and face job restrictions in 100 economies. This doesn’t add up. ...
Mar 8, 2016 9:00 AM ET
Business Must Close the Gender Gap
The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is “Pledge for Parity.” The message is clear: We have advanced the role of women in society, their access to health and finance, how they benefit from economic progress, and their contributions to all aspects of economic, social, political, and cultural life. But progress has been much too slow: According to the World Economic Forum, without...
Mar 7, 2016 9:00 AM ET
Building Effective Women’s Economic Empowerment Strategies
A growing number of companies understand that advancing women is essential to business innovation, productivity, risk management, and market growth. This report, written by BSR in partnership with the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), and sponsored by the Oak Foundation, draws on insights gathered from interviews...
Mar 4, 2016 3:00 PM ET