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Business Action on Global Inclusion and Diversity

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Newmont is a member of Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), a global non-profit organization that works with a network of more than 250 member companies and other partners to build a just and sustainable world.

How Ethiopia’s Nascent Apparel Industry Can Build a Strong, Empowered Workforce

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By Lauren Shields, Manager, BSR and Margaux Yost, Associate, BSR

“In today’s global economy, brands must understand the industry needs in the new countries they source from. At The Children’s Place, our aim is to support the development of the new garment workforce in Ethiopia and do our part to bring sustainable business practices to the region.” —The Children’s Place

BSR to Host Event in China Celebrating Completion of Women in Factories Program

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Over the past three years, BSR's Women in Factories program has reached more than 90,000 workers in manufacturing supply chains in China. At the end of each of the past two years, we convened program partners and stakeholders to share best practices and solutions in worker training programs, including how such programs can improve the competitiveness of the entire manufacturing sector.

In Interview with Forbes, Lise Kingo Speaks to the Value of the New WEPs Gender Gap Analysis Tool

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In an interview with Bonnie Marcus at Forbes.com, UN Global Compact CEO and Executive Director Lise Kingo explains how the new Women's Empowerment Principles Gender Gap Analysis Tool can help global business leaders identify strengths, gaps and opportunities to improve gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace and within the markets and communities they serve.

UN Global Compact Launches the Women’s Empowerment Principles Gender Gap Analysis Tool

By identifying gaps in gender equality, the UN Global Compact works with C-suite business leaders to break gender bias and unlock growth
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NEW YORK, March 15, 2017 /3BL Media/  Today, the United Nations Global Compact has launched the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) “Gender Gap Analysis Tool”, an online platform which helps global business leaders identify strengths, gaps and opportunities to improve gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace and within the markets and communities they serve. The tool offers an assessment of a company’s progress in advancing gender equality, profiling companies as “Beginner”, “Improver,” “Achiever” or “Leader”.

#BeBoldForChange: Empowering Women in the Workplace, Marketplace and Community

By: Karen Cox
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During March we observe Women’s History Month, an opportunity to celebrate the many contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society.  Today, March 8th, marks a focal point during this commemorative month — International Women’s Day (IWD).  IWD is a global day dedicated to celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. Both occasions mark a moment-in-time to reflect on how far women have come in the workforce.

UN Global Compact Calls Upon Business Leaders to Consciously Champion Gender Equality

In Celebration of International Women’s Day, the UN Global Compact Reaffirms Commitment to the Women’s Empowerment Principles and Unites Business Community with Month-Long Initiatives
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NEW YORK, March 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Today, the United Nations Global Compact announced its plans for International Women’s Day and affirmed its commitment to uniting the business community to champion gender equality. The UN Global Compact will put its Women’s Empowerment Principles to work through a month-long series of initiatives to enable business leaders to consciously commit to decisions supporting gender equality, diversity and inclusion.

HERproject at 10: Celebrating HERsuccess, Inspiring HERfuture

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By: Christine Svarer, HERproject Director, BSR

 

Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day 2017—a good time to take stock of our collective progress toward gender equality. And such a moment of reflection is particularly relevant for HERproject this year, as we are hitting a big milestone: It’s our 10th birthday! On our anniversary, we’re taking a moment to think about what we have achieved and what we have left to do.

Only 2 Weeks Left to Register for Women’s Empowerment Principles Forum!

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There are only two weeks left to register for our 2017 Women’s Empowerment Principles Forum “Measuring Success, Making it Count: Business Investing in Women and Girls.”  Join more than 400 cross-sector leaders and innovators to explore the private sector's role in elevating a sustainable development agenda supporting women and girls. 

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