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Corporate culture consultant Joy Stephens joins XpertHR Legal Editor David Weisenfeld for a discussion of the ways that businesses can break down barriers that may exist between employees of different races and cultures. Topics covered in this podcast address SDGs 8 and 10.
This article supports SDGs 2, 13, and 15 by showing that by the end of this century, agricultural land NH3 emissions in the US will increase by about 80% due to climate change, but with a combination of climate-adaptive agricultural management practices with attainable mitigation measures, these emissions can be offset.
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Advances in Radiation Oncology, Volume 5, Issue 5, September-October 2020, pgs. 783-790

This journal article advances SDG 10 by explaining how many radiation oncologists have failed to acknowledge how structural racism affects the health and well-being of the patients they aim to serve and additional introspection is encouraged.
The SDG Impact of COVID-19 podcast series gathers expert opinion exploring the impact of COVID-19 on the Sustainable Development Goals. In this segment, we get the view of Sandra Kerr, Director of Race Equality at Business in the Community.
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Journal of Transport Geography, Volume 87, July 2020, 102818

Contributing to SDGs 5, 8 and 10, this article compares wages and commute times between workers with and without disabilities in the New York metropolitan region and identifies the intraurban zones where residents experience higher inequities in wage earnings and commute times.
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As businesses begin to reopen and bring employees back to the workplace, many employers are receiving requests for workplace accommodations related to COVID-19. According to surveyed attendees of a recent webinar hosted by XpertHR, most requests are from employees who are at-risk or vulnerable to infection from COVID-19, but many are from employees who have a fear of returning to the workplace. Furthering SDGs 3 and 10, this article covers who is at high risk for severe illness, the types of workplace accommodations that are being provided, as well as tips for employers.
The suffocation death of George Floyd at the hands of police gripped the nation, and employers cannot afford to be silent. Featuring a discussion with a pair of leading diversity experts, this podcast examines constructive steps employers can take. Topics covered support SDG 10 (reduced inequalities).
This book chapter advances SDG 3, 5, and 10 through its examination of structural racism in the provision of health care services to black women in racially segregated black communities
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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.
With approximately 1 in 5 U.S. adults experiencing mental illness each year, there is a strong chance employers will encounter situations involving employees with mental health issues, something that's especially true amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Contributing to SDGs 3 and 8, this webinar discusses how to identify, address and accommodate mental health issues under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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