ChangeNOW 2021


Christine Svarer

HERproject / BSR



Christine Svarer is a Director in the Women’s Empowerment practice at BSR (Business for Social Responsibility). Christine is responsible for HERproject—a women's empowerment workplace program that brings together global and local companies and local NGOs to support over 1.6M workers in global supply chains on gender equality, financial inclusion, digital wages, gender based violence and health. Christine is also leading the establishment of a new bold initiative: Empower@Work which brings together CARE International’s Made by Women program, ILO/IFC’s Better Work, GAP Inc. P.A.C.E program and HERproject to accelerate and drive collective action for the benefit of women workers and gender equity in global supply chains. Christine is a trustee to the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women supporting women entrepreneurs globally. With more than 18 years working in international development, Christine has substantial global experience in women’s economic empowerment, private-sector development, financial inclusion, value chain development, entrepreneurship, cross-sector partnerships, and social enterprise. Danish by nationality, Christine now lives in London with her family.

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