BSR Launches HERfinance, the Mexican Stock Exchange Launches Its First Sustainability Index, and Hilton Raises Its Score on the Corporate Equality Index - CSR Minute for November 30, 2012

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BSR Launches HERfinance, the Mexican Stock Exchange Launches Its First Sustainability Index, and Hilton Raises Its Score on the Corporate Equality Index - CSR Minute for November 30, 2012

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Friday, November 30, 2012 - 11:00am

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Business for Social Responsibility has launched HERfinance, a financial program for women in global supply chains. The initiative will create a financial literacy curriculum to educated female factory workers and help them access financial products. HERfinance will begin with a pilot program in India and expand to Asia and Africa. The program was created with a founding grant from the Walt Disney Company.

The Mexican Stock Exchange has acquired its first sustainability index fund, run by the CI Casa de Bolsa brokerage.  The fund will invest in the 23 companies currently listed on the index, which include Wal-Mart of Mexico, cement maker Cemex, and mining company Grupo Mexico. The index, launched one year ago, has since shown twice the rate of growth of the exchange’s benchmark IPC index.

Hilton Worldwide has raised its score on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2012 Corporate Equality Index by 30 points, to a total of 90 out of 100. Among its new initiatives are increases in strategic alliances with LGBT organizations and the launch of LGBT and Friends’ Team Member Resource Groups across corporate offices throughout the U.S. 

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