Blog | 2013 June 19

Notes from the Field: Lessons from HERfinance’s First Training

Meghna Talwar, Consultant, BSR

BSR's HERfinance—a financial literacy and inclusion program launched in late 2012—held its first-ever training for peer educators at a factory in India. Our consultant was on-site and reported back on what she learned from the session.

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News | 2013 April 4

Five Reasons to Invest in Workplace Well-Being Programs

Elissa Goldenberg, Former Manager, BSR

What is the business case for companies to support workplace-based programs that focus on personal well-being?

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Blog | 2013 March 8

Empowering Women Through Health Education and Financial Literacy

Joyce Sood, Former Digital Communications Manager, BSR

On International Women's Day, we reflect on our work in women's empowerment, including HERproject and HERfinance.

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Blog | 2013 March 5

HERfinance: Empowering Workers in the Supply Chain

More than 2.5 billion people worldwide do not participate in the formal financial system. With the majority of the world's working poor employed in global supply chains, businesses can expand access to finance while benefitting through improved employee loyalty, stronger supplier relationships, and a more stable workforce.

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Blog | 2012 December 1

To Make HIV/AIDS Education More Effective, Start with Empowerment

Racheal Meiers, Former Director, HERproject

While in Kenya this month, I sat in on a HERproject training on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) for future peer health educators. BSR’s HERproject uses a peer-to-peer training methodology to reach women working in factories and farms in Asia and Africa—to date, we’ve reached more than 200,000 women across eight countries.

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Blog | 2012 November 15

HERfinance Leverages the HERproject Model to Increase Financial Inclusion of Workers

This week BSR launches HERfinance, a collaborative initiative aimed at increasing financial inclusion for low income workers in global supply chains. Like its parent initiative, HERproject, HERfinance brings together partners from various sectors—in this case, financial service providers, multinational companies and their suppliers, and non-profit organizations to educate workers in the supply chain about using formal savings accounts, budgeting, and talking about finances with family members.

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Blog | 2012 July 11

Adding a ‘His&’ to HERproject

Elissa Goldenberg, Former Manager, BSR

Over the past five years, BSR’s HERproject has reached nearly 120,000 women around the world, equipping them with powerful health knowledge to improve their own lives as well as the lives of their families and communities. And although this impact is quite significant, we’re frequently asked: "What about the men? Wouldn’t they benefit from increased health knowledge and awareness too?"

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Blog | 2012 July 10

HERproject Convening: Building Global Capacity

Joyce Sood, Former Digital Communications Manager, BSR

Thirty representatives from local NGOs in eight countries—Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Pakistan, and Vietnam—gathered for the fifth annual HERproject Convening in Bangkok.

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Blog | 2012 April 25

HERproject: Educating Factory Workers and Company Executives Alike

Marcus Chung, Director, Vendor Compliance and Corporate Social Responsibility, Talbots

With small teams and limited resources, we CSR practitioners must often integrate our work into other departments' business processes to achieve our strategies and objectives. Given that, one of the most important parts of my job is to educate other Talbots departments and colleagues about what I do and why it's important to consider the external effects of our decision-making.

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News | 2012 March 2

Empowering Women Through Education: Talbots and HERproject

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