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HERproject Team

Smruti Govan

Associate, Partnership Development and Research

Smruti contributes to BSR’s thought leadership through research and analysis on our two programmatic themes, Business in a Climate-Constrained World and Business Leadership for an Inclusive Economy. She also serves as the grants manager for BSR’s global operations, developing concept notes and proposals for foundation, government, and multilateral donors and ensuring compliance. She identifies and builds key donor relationships and supports internal project teams with financial reporting.

Previously, Smruti was an analyst for the environmental, social, and governance data team within the global equity fundamentals department at Bloomberg LP. She joined the company as a legal research analyst for Bloomberg Law in 2011. Smruti has conducted research on human rights issues for the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, the South African Human Rights Commission, and Amnesty International USA. 

Smruti has a B.A. from Cornell University in Government and International Relations and a J.D. from Temple University Beasley School of Law.

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HERproject is Generously Supported by

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation C&A Foundation GAIN Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands Takeda The Walt Disney Company UK Government What Works

HERproject Company Participants

HERproject Mission

To unlock the full potential of women working in global supply chains through workplace programs promoting health, financial inclusion, and gender equality. Download an overview of HERproject. Download an overview of HERproject.

About BSR

BSR is a global nonprofit organization that works with its network of more than 250 member companies and other partners to build a just and sustainable world. From its offices in Asia, Europe, and North America, BSR develops sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research, and cross-sector collaboration. Visit for more information about BSR’s 25 years of leadership in sustainability.