Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all


Volume 393, Issue 10171, 9–15 February 2019, Pages 523-524.

This article contributes to SDG 5 (gender equality), SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth) and SDG 10 (reduced inequalities), seeking to improve inclusion and diversity in science within low and middle-income countries (LMICs).

The Extractive Industries and Society, Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2018, Pages 81-90

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Nominated for the July/August 2018 Elsevier Atlas Award, this article examines Fairtrade in artisanal and small-scale gold mining. Contributing to goal 8 (decent work and economic development), goal 10 (reduced inequalities) and goal 12 (sustainable consumption and production) the article looks at the benefits of Fairtrade for these miners and how these benefits will be further distributed.
Companies can advance SDG 10, reduced inequalities and contribute to goal 8, decent work for all by, ensuring inclusive cultures and attracting and retaining a diverse workforce. This article outlines mistakes companies need to avoid if they are to be truly diverse and inclusive.
Care-giving is on the rise and is affecting more and more people. Companies need to address the increasing demands of care-giving-related issues for its employees. This article examines ways in which companies can support employees with care-giving responsibilities, contributing to SDGs 3, 5 and 8.

Information and Organization, Volume 27, Issue 4, December 2017, Pages 211-225

Nominated for the Elsevier Atlas Award in March 2018, this article explores how increased awareness of enabling IT can impact the disability stereotypes of managers. Specifically, it contributes to goals 8 and 10 by addressing the following questions: (1) how does increased awareness of enabling IT and the capabilities it can afford impact the stereotypical beliefs of managers toward workers with disabilities? And (2) does a better-informed stereotype increase the likelihood of their workplace inclusion?
To advance goals 3 and 8, this article explores the causality between mental illness and long-term sickness absence. In a randomized clinical trial, a 4-h training programme for managers reduced sickness absence among employees in the Australian fire and rescue service at 6 months after the intervention. The training was highly cost effective and should be tested in other populations.
Advancing SDG 1 no poverty and SDG 8 decent work and economic growth, this study examines trauma theory in the context of family separation due to Filipino labour migration. The experiences documented build a larger global vision of the misery of long-term family separation and prolonged labour migration experienced by Filipino labour migrants around the world.

Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volumes 26–27, June 2017, Pages 77-83

Spatial distribution of deforestation observed in 1988–2004 and 2005–2014, including the main territorial units (agrarian settlements) created prior to 2004 and subsequently, along with key transportation infrastructure (paved roads and ports).
In the Brazilian Amazon, environmental considerations have not been adequately incorporated into long-term land use planning and this failure has partly been due to the complexities of the country’s existing inter-sectorial institutional arrangements. The authors point out the major challenges for the balance between of use of natural resources under a capital-driven agenda and the needs and aspirations of large and widely distributed populations throughout the Amazon region, which could have an important role in sustainability. This article demonstrates the multidiscilpinary nature of the SDGs by exploring the interconnectedness of economic development and environmental concerns.

Science Bulletin, Volume 62, Issue 9, 15 May 2017, Pages 648-651

The Yangtze River Economic Belt contributes to over 40% of both the overall population and Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in China. Recently, China plans for a further but green development in this area. However, ecological and environmental conditions of the Yangtze River Basin have already been largely threatened by human activities in the past. A group of ecologists, environmental scientists, and environmental policy/economy researchers conducted field investigations and data synthesis to identify current stressors, environmental and ecological status and challenges, and offer ecological solutions to mitigate impacts from future development. The insights from the investigations support SDG 8 Decent work and economic growth and SDG 11 Sustainabable cities and communities.
Shakespeare’s allegory can be employed to articulate sustainable strategies in many of the SDG themes. For example, SDG 3 (Good health and well-being); SDG 7 (Affordable and clean energy); SDG 8 (Decent Work and economic growth); SDG 13 (Climate Action) and SDG 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions). This article examines how Shakespeare's works anticipate sustainability narratives for society at large and its individual actors.