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This journal article advances SDG 5 and 10 by examining whether and to what extent board chairperson leadership efficacy and board openness (as mechanisms to avoid out-group bias) enhance the influence of women when they are in the minority in board decision-making.
Advancing SDG 15, this article examined three species endemic in New Calendonia to determine if some plant species are more useful for stabilizing soil aggregates and thus reducing erodibility.
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ICIS Chemical Business, 23 January 2018

Supporting Goal 12. LyondellBasell is taking a positive view of the EU’s new framework to eventually make all plastics packaging in the region recyclable and reduce plastics waste, seeing a more circular economy with exciting new opportunities
This study performed a retrospective study on the hormonal and metabolic effects of cross-sex hormone therapy (CSHT) in a small cohort of transgender patients. Research findings contribute to SDG 3 (good health and well-being) and SDG 10 (reduced inequalities).
Advancing SDGs 2 and 15, this article investigates how soil biota are affected by repeated applications of organic amendments (i.e. compost, farmyard manure and slurry) or reduced tillage (i.e. non-inversion tillage and no till) under European conditions, as measured in multiyear field experiments.
Advancing SDG 15, this article explores enzyme and MicroResp diversity as indicators of soil quality.
Three or more cups of coffee daily halves mortality risk in patients with both HIV and HCV. This finding is based on a large nation-wide study in France. This is relevant to SDG 3 and specifically the targets concerned with the reduction of infection diseases, like hepatitis C (HCV).
River dredging in progress
Water management - and ensuring an adequate supply for everyone - is one of the biggest challenges being faced by the UK. In a move by the Environment Agency, internal drainage boards could be given a bigger role in making that happen, helping to reducing flood risks to farmland and local villages in the process. This helps meet SDG 6, Clean Water and Sanitation.
The First 100 Years is a ground-breaking history project charting the journey of women in law since 1919. The project’s vision is to ensure a strong and equal future for all women in the legal profession through a deep understanding of the past combined with a celebration of today. It therefore supports SDG 5 with a focus on target 5 concerned with women in leadership positions. This video interview with Lady Hale, the first female President of the Supreme Court, gives a personal account of her being the ‘first’ many times over and the role of women in the legal profession.
The Government's scheme for individuals to apply for tribunal fees refunds has been rolled out to all applicants, after a "successful opening phase of the scheme". This reduces inequalities between richer and poorer employees and between richer companies and poorer employees contributing to SDG 10.

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