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Blog | 2021 January 11

Garment Workers’ Financial Behaviors during the COVID-19 Crisis: Lessons Learned from Factories in Bangladesh, Egypt, and India

Garment Workers’ Financial Behaviors during the COVID-19 Crisis: Lessons Learned from Factories in Bangladesh, Egypt, and India

Justin Hui, Associate | Hong Kong; Laura Macias, Associate | France; Isadora Loreto, Associate | France

Interviews led by HERproject suggest that female and male garment workers were more financially resilient following wage digitization and financial capability training. However, the systemic gender inequalities that have long affected women and girls were exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic.   

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Blog | 2020 September 24

Scaling the Impact of Digital Financial Services: The Opportunity and Imperative during COVID-19

Scaling the Impact of Digital Financial Services: The Opportunity and Imperative during COVID-19

Payal Dalal, Senior Vice President, Social Impact, International Markets, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth; Christine Svarer, Director, HERproject

In a new report, HERproject and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth share lessons and insights from Digital Wages programs that can help companies, governments, and financial service providers scale up digital payments for low-income workers after COVID-19.

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Report | 2020 September 17

Digitizing for Inclusion: Insights from Wage Digitization in the Garment Sector

Digitizing for Inclusion: Insights from Wage Digitization in the Garment Sector

Ella Moffat, Manager | France; Christine Svarer, Director, HERproject | France

BSR's HERproject and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth share five insights on inclusive wage digitization in the garment sector.

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Blog | 2020 April 20

Women in Supply Chains: On the Frontlines of COVID-19’s Impact

Women in Supply Chains: On the Frontlines of COVID-19’s Impact

Margaux Yost, Manager | France; Ella Moffat, Manager | France

The COVID-19 pandemic has quickly transformed from a global health crisis into a financial crisis, particularly for low-income female workers in global supply chains. However, companies can effectively deploy preventative measures to support workers and workplaces to protect their health and strengthen their financial resilience.

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Blog | 2020 March 11

The Shift to Digital Wages: Making Sure It Works for Women and Business

The Shift to Digital Wages: Making Sure It Works for Women and Business

Christine Svarer, Director, HERproject | France

In the HERfinance Digital Wages program in Bangladesh, designed to support garment factories making the transition from cash to digital payrolls, we found a tangible connection between tailoring programs to women’s needs and an increase in women’s financial inclusion and empowerment.

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Press Release | 2020 February 13

HERproject Announces Five-Year Strategic Partnership with BESTSELLER

HERproject Announces Five-Year Strategic Partnership with BESTSELLER

HERproject announces today a new five-year strategic partnership with BESTSELLER, an international, family-owned fashion company with brands including JACK & JONES, VERO MODA, ONLY, and Name It.

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Blog | 2019 August 14

Can We Create a ‘Future of Work’ that Works for Women?

Can We Create a ‘Future of Work’ that Works for Women?

Aditi Mohapatra, Director, Women's Empowerment, BSR; Katie Abbott, Manager, BSR

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Blog | 2019 May 7

Making Supply Chains Safe for Women Workers

Making Supply Chains Safe for Women Workers

Jeremy Prepscius, Vice President | Hong Kong; Christine Svarer, Director, HERproject | France

Where Compliance Programs End, Supplier Relationships Matter

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Blog | 2019 March 15

Three Ways for Companies to Promote Women’s Leadership across the Supply Chain

Three Ways for Companies to Promote Women’s Leadership across the Supply Chain

Dominic Kotas, Communications Associate, Collaborative Initiatives | Paris

Through individual and collective action, companies have the chance not just to promote women as leaders but to become leaders on women’s empowerment—and there has never been a better time to do so.

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Blog | 2019 March 11

#ThisIsALeader: Raising the Profile of Women Making a Difference

#ThisIsALeader: Raising the Profile of Women Making a Difference

Christine Svarer, Director, HERproject | France

Out of the spotlight and away from the media attention, women throughout global supply chains are quietly taking on leadership roles and driving change for their colleagues, families, and communities.

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