Submitted by: Business for Social Responsibility
Posted: Apr 28, 2011 – 08:00 AM EST
SAN FRANCISCO, Apr. 28 /CSRwire/ - BSR's new "Women and Sustainability" research series gives global companies with operations in the developing world a toolkit to invest in women's economic empowerment, health, and responsible employment.
"Investments in women have a multiplier effect, as women are more likely to reinvest in education, health, and economic activities at the community level," said BSR's Racheal Yeager, coauthor of the series and Manager of BSR's HERproject, a factory-based women's health initiative. "Companies can benefit from women's contributions to community stability, a talented and stable workforce, and market growth and innovation."
The series shows how investments by leading companies in women in the workforce, supply chains, and local communities have paid off. Examples include:
The reports cover:
To learn more about how BSR supports investments by business in women and to access a comprehensive list of related resources, including a full appendix with industry-specific case studies of successful programs, visit www.bsr.org/women-sustainability.
A leader in corporate responsibility since 1992, BSR works with its global network of more than 250 member companies to develop sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research, and cross-sector collaboration. With offices in Asia, Europe, and North America, BSR uses its expertise in the environment, human rights, economic development, and governance and accountability to guide global companies toward creating a just and sustainable world. Visit www.bsr.org for more information.
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