Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Over the past five years, we have used data and analytics to help the research and healthcare communities navigate the sea of research and to put collaboration, both interdisciplinary and international, at the heart of scientific progress on the SDGs. View findings for SDG 8.
15th September 2020
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, a new school year has started, and it’s one unlike any we have ever seen before. Many working parents must grapple with the challenges of hybrid or 100% remote learning for their children, while employers must look for creative solutions to support employees who are balancing in-person or remote work with childcare needs. Topics covered support SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth).
1st June 2020
Even though many workplaces remain 100% or mostly remote due to the COVID-19 pandemic, employers should not miss this opportunity to boost morale and provide support to the LGBTQ community. Employers can create new and innovative ways to celebrate Pride and promote diversity, equality and acceptance, and in so doing promote SDGs 8 and 10.
Companies who can demonstrate purpose—such as Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) commitments—will be most likely to survive and thrive. Our reporter visited Tony’s Chocolonely, which was founded in 2006 by a journalist who wanted to eradicate modern slavery in the cocoa industry by developing “100% slave-free” chocolate. Tony’s has since become one of the biggest chocolate brands in the Netherlands, and recently expanded to the U.S. and the UK.
28th April 2020
In these highly uncertain times of social isolation, job uncertainty and concerns about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), employees are relying on their company leaders for support more than ever. Addressing SDGs 3 and 8, this XpertHR blog post discusses ways managers can demonstrate empathy toward and promote the mental well-being of employees during stressful times.
Now that the New Year’s confetti has been cleared away, it’s time for employers to consider making resolutions to improve their workplaces. Here are 10 resolutions employers should consider making for 2020, which in turn will help advance SDG 3 (good health and well being), SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth) and SDG 10 (reduced inequalities).
State and local laws are expanding existing discrimination and harassment protections in order to encourage and promote diversity. This article explores some notable new laws based on emerging trends in diversity and inclusion. It supports SDG 5 (Gender Equality) and SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth).
Advancing SDG 3 (good health and wellbeing) and SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth), this XpertHR blog post discusses the steps an employer can take to prepare for a hurricane, protect employees, and keep the business running in the event of a storm.