News | 2014 March 16

Jezebel: What Life Is Like When Getting Your Period Means You Are Shunned

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Blog | 2014 March 14

In Her Own Words: Stories from HERfinance

In Her Own Words: Stories from HERfinance

Chhavi Ghuliani, Director, Partnership Development | New York

BSR's financial inclusion initiative HERfinance helps low-income workers in global supply chains build their financial capability. Watch a testimonial from one of the program participants on how the program has affected her.

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Blog | 2013 December 19

Closing the Gap in Access to Financial Services for Low-Income Workers

Chhavi Ghuliani, Director, Partnership Development | New York

BSR's HERfinance and others have found that a significant number of low-income salaried workers do not have access to the formal financial products and services they need. Although microfinance institutions can provide locally informed solutions, major financial institutions have the opportunity to promote inclusive development and reach a vast, untapped market.

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Blog | 2013 June 27

HERfinance: Measuring the Impact of a Financial Literacy Program

Cammie Erickson, Former Manager, Global Partnership Development, BSR

As BSR's HERfinance kicks off in India, we've developed tools to define our objectives, track our impact, and make adjustments to successfully empower workers through financial literacy and access to financial products in global supply chains.

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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

Chhavi Ghuliani, Director, Partnership Development | New York

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

Chhavi Ghuliani, Director, Partnership Development | New York

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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