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

This correspondence 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.

World Development, Volume 113, 2019, Pages 368-380, ISSN 0305-750X

This paper unpacks the tensions embedded within SDG 8, particularly how its focus on GDP and per capita growth is problematic because it excludes much of social reproductive work. It argues that both gender and labour rights have to underpin SDG 8 if its promise of inclusive, sustainable and decent work is to be realised.
This Elsevier Atlas Award winning article provides an overview of global arable land use and the world economy, exploring the global supply chain from exploitation sources to consumption sinks. This article aligns with SDGs 12 (responsible consumption and production) and 8 (decent work and economic growth).

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.

Research in Economics, Volume 71, Issue 2, June 2017, Pages 306-336.

Contributing to SDGs 1 (No Poverty) and 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), this Elsevier Atlas Award winning study examines trends between developing countries, economic growth and poverty levels.

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.