Women's Empowerment

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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Sustainable Business After the 2016 U.S. Election

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By Aron Cramer, President and CEO, BSR

The U.S. presidential election has delivered a political earthquake that will change our political, economic, and cultural landscape, in Washington, D.C., and far beyond.

Women Deliver President and CEO Highlights Women's Empowerment at the BSR Conference 2016

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In a plenary address at the BSR Conference 2016, Women Deliver President and CEO Katja Iversen explored the importance of women's empowerment.

“Women are powerful. They are producers, reproducers, consumers, and voters,” Iversen said.

BSR Partners with Leading Supply Chain Initiatives on Ambitious Three-Year Project to Advance Women’s Empowerment

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PARIS, October 3 2016 /3BL Media/ —Today, BSR announced a new collaboration with leaders in supply chain networks to advance women’s empowerment in global supply chains.

She Builds: Giving Women the Confidence and Skills to Maintain a Safe and Healthy Home

By Caroline Blakely, President and CEO of Rebuilding Together
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She Builds is a nationwide event series, created by Rebuilding Together, featuring community revitalization projects that create real change for women - providing critical home repairs and community restoration to women in need, while giving women the confidence and skills to maintain a safe and healthy home. She Builds is held in collaboration with Rebuilding Together affiliates in local cities; as well as corporate and community partners. 

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She Builds is a nationwide event series, created by Rebuilding Together, featuring community revitalization projects that create real change for women - providing critical home repairs and community restoration to women in need, while giving women the confidence and skills to maintain a safe and healthy home. She Builds is held in collaboration with Rebuilding Together affiliates in local cities; as well as corporate and community partners. 

Addressing Women’s Empowerment Is Key to Sustainability: BSR’s Strategy for Business Action

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By Aditi Mohapatra, Director, BSR; Peder Michael Pruzan-Jorgensen, Senior Vice President, BSR

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which celebrate their first birthday this week, identify women’s advancement as a prerequisite to progress on the global sustainable development agenda and as central to achieving all 17 goals.

Rebuilding Together to Renovate Women’s Prison Association Residence

Volunteers at second ever She Builds event will repair a shelter serving criminal justice-involved women and their children
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Rebuilding Together, a leading national nonprofit in safe and healthy housing that provides low-income homeowners with critical home repairs and revitalizes communities, will join together with its affiliate, Rebuilding Together New York City on October 1, 2016, to renovate the Sarah Powell Huntington House, a homeless shelter for formerly incarcerated women and their children managed by the Women's Prison Association.

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Rebuilding Together, a leading national nonprofit in safe and healthy housing that provides low-income homeowners with critical home repairs and revitalizes communities, will join together with its affiliate, Rebuilding Together New York City on October 1, 2016, to renovate the Sarah Powell Huntington House, a homeless shelter for formerly incarcerated women and their children managed by the Women's Prison Association.

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