Blog | 2014 April 18

Investing in Workers Through Financial Education: HERfinance Curriculum Launch

Investing in Workers Through Financial Education: HERfinance Curriculum Launch

Elissa Goldenberg, Former Manager, BSR

As part of our HERfinance initiative, we've developed a curriculum for workplace-based financial education programs. Here, we see how the training works firsthand.

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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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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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