Women's Empowerment

Making the Business Case: Women’s Economic Empowerment

CSR Asia launches new business resource as part of the CSR Asia/Oxfam Inclusive Business Series.
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This new resource from CSR Asia provides a comprehensive toolkit for organisations looking to improve their gender diversity performance. It provides an overview of legislation and policy across Asia Pacific as well as a summary of guidelines to help companies report performance and advice on designing strategic community investment programmes aimed at empowering women.

Business Leadership for an Inclusive Economy: A Framework for Collaboration and Impact


We are living in an era marked by substantial gains in human well-being but also rising income inequality and persistent jobless growth. Coupled with climate change, achieving inclusive prosperity for 9 billion people without exceeding planetary boundaries is the defining challenge of the 21st century.

Holland America Line Hosts Coast Guard Women's Leadership Initiative Luncheon on ms Nieuw Amsterdam at Port Everglades

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SEATTLE, April 1, 2015 /3BL Media/ — On Sunday, March 15, 2015, at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Holland America Line hosted the Coast Guard Women’s Leadership Initiative Luncheon aboard ms Nieuw Amsterdam.

Women’s Empowerment Principles Stakeholders Call for New UN-Business Paradigm

Business, Government and Civil Society Leaders Support Scaling-Up for Women’s Empowerment and Sustainable Development; Actor and Advocate Geena Davis Highlights Importance of WEPs in Tackling Unconscious Bias
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Business, Government and Civil Society Leaders Support Scaling-Up for Women’s Empowerment and Sustainable Development; Actor and Advocate Geena Davis Highlights Importance of WEPs in Tackling Unconscious Bias

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Hillary Clinton and Business Leaders Call for Women’s Economic Empowerment and Rights

Largest Gathering of Private Sector at the UN Commission on the Status of Women Support Strategic Partnership to Deliver on Gender Equality
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NEW YORK, March 10, 2015, 3BL Media/ – At the 59th Commission on the Status of Women an unprecedented number of business leaders, UN Member States and civil society organizations gathered for the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) event, Unlimited Potential: Business Partners for Gender Equality, to promote the business case for involving women at every level and the need for all stakeholders, including business, to be strategic partners for gender equality and sustainable developmen

Financial Inclusion in the Supply Chain: An Evaluation of the HERfinance Pilot in India


Over a two-year period, BSR piloted HERfinance at 11 garment factories in India to test the hypothesis that the HERproject model would translate well to critical topics beyond health.

Deepening Business' Engagement on Women's Empowerment


While we have made incredible strides on advancing women globally, much work remains to ensure that women have equal pay and representation, equal protection under the law, and equal treatment within their families and communities.

To mark International Women's Day, BSR is featuring a series of articles on how business can go further to advance women by:

Stock Exchanges Around the World Ring the Bell for Gender Equality

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NEW YORK, March 9, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Stock exchanges from around the world joined UN Women, UN Global Compact and the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative to ring their opening or closing bells in support of gender equality and to highlight the pivotal role of the private sector in empowering women in the workplace, marketplace and community.  

General Mills Reaffirms Commitment to Equal Opportunity and Women’s Empowerment


Yesterday, hundreds of thousands across the globe celebrated International Women’s Day. This important holiday has been observed since the early 1900’s and still today it continues to serve as a day to remember gender equality and women’s empowerment in our society and around the world.

The Replenish Africa Initiative Empowers Women

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Women are a driving force in our world - yet in Africa and the developing world, women spend nearly 40 billion hours collecting water and caring for those with water-related illnesses. At school, many girls face a lack of privacy, safety and sanitation causing many to drop out. 

RAIN is tackling these challenges. The Replenish Africa Initiative empowers women by providing clean water access, sanitation and hygiene education. It all starts with water.


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