Business has much to gain from more inclusive economic prosperity, through access to new markets, unleashing more innovation, and greater social stability so necessary for markets to function. Conversely, business has much to lose from an economy that fails to capitalize fully on human capital, constricts markets, and experiences sluggish demand. This working paper introduces BSR’s perspective on the business role in creating inclusive prosperity.
This brief expands the business case for private sector investment in women's health and empowerment and sets out concrete actions that the private sector can take to generate improved health outcomes for women.
Provides an overview of how developing gender inclusive climate strategies can help businesses strengthen resilience and uncover new opportunities.
Profiles how companies integrate voluntary sustainability commitments into their strategies and operations. The report presents the Sustainability Commitment Growth Curve (SCGC) – a framework to help companies navigate their engagement with and derive value from voluntary sustainability commitments.
Reports on trends and policy options regarding the role of Governments in promoting corporate sustainability and engaging the private sector in achieving the MDGs.
Provides illustrative examples of how companies from a variety of sectors are positively contributing to peace and development in conflict-prone or post-conflict operating environments.
Explores partnerships and progress towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Global Goals by the business community in Latin America and the Caribbean. Includes key findings from a report by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as data from participants of the UN Global Compact.
Provides guidance for governments, employers’ organizations and trade unions on working together to achieve sustainable economic and social development.
This business brief proposes three areas where apparel companies can build from a strong foundation to better drive improvements in outcomes for women workers and promote women's economic empowerment around the world.
Empowering women to participate in full and productive employment is essential to expand economic growth, promote social and sustainable development and enhance business performance. However, the positive impacts of women-focused employment practices on firms, communities and the economy are often under appreciated. Co-hosted by the UN Global Compact, the International Finance Corporation, and the International Labour Organization, this webinar presents the latest research on the business case for gender diversity in the workplace. The discussions highlight the key challenges and opportunities for advancing women’s employment and retention and present key engagement opportunities to further promote gender equality including the Women's Empowerment Principles and WINvest.
This report identifies ways that can help companies address the cross-cultural issues facing their business and contribute to intercultural understanding in ways that benefit business and society.
A high-level summary of research findings and recommendations for driving progress on WASH and SDG6 through supply-chains and voluntary standards.