Resources

2018 First prize winner Dr. Prajwal Rajbhandari
Elsevier,

17th September 2020

In 2018, Dr. Prajwal Rajbhandari was awarded the first prize of the Elsevier Foundation Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge for his project, “Guava leaves as natural preservatives for farmers of Nepal.” Due to a lack of viable non-toxic preservatives, or cold chain technologies, one-third of Nepal’s produce is spoiled before it reaches market each year. Dr. Rajbhandari’s project taps the antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of guava leaves to make a water-based, sprayable natural preservative, contributing to SDGs 2, 12 and 15. Two years later, we interviewed Dr. Rajbhandari about his experience as a winner, as well as the upcoming steps for his project.
Girl doing schoolwork at home
XpertHR,

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).
Elsevier,

Rhizosphere, Volume 15, September 2020, 100211

Advancing SDG 15, this article aimed to isolate, characterize (biochemically and molecularly) and assess the potential of cowpea nodulating/maize associated rhizobia for plant growth promotion.
Balancing happiness and finances
XpertHR,

26th August 2020

Although financial wellness benefits have been rising in popularity for some time, the demand for them has grown exponentially this year due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and resulting recession. Such benefits can be a vital resource for employees during this stressful time. Advancing SDG 3, this article covers employer considerations around designing a successful financial wellness programme.
RELX,

26th August 2020

On Monday 24 August 2020 – at the beginning of World Water Week - RELX announced the winners of the 2020 RELX Environmental Challenge. Now in its 10th year, the RELX Environmental Challenge supports innovative solutions that improve sustainable access to safe water and sanitation where it is at risk, contributing to SDGs 1, 3, 6 and 10.
XpertHR,

18th August 2020

In this podcast, author Ira Wolfe joins XpertHR Legal Editor David Weisenfeld to discuss how companies and HR must adjust to meet recruiting challenges when the future of work seems so uncertain. Topics covered support SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth).
RELX,

August 14th 2020

Each year the RELX Environmental Challenge is awarded to projects that best demonstrate how they can provide sustainable access to safe water or sanitation. In the past decade, the company has awarded $750,000 to projects and solutions that improve the world’s water quality and sanitation. This article, using innovative parallax storytelling technology, looks at the tangible impact of the RELX Environmental Challenge.
XpertHR
In this XpertHR webinar, Robin Shea, partner with Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, discusses compliance issues relating to telework, data security regulations, wage and hour laws for both exempt and non-exempt employees, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The topics covered advance SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth).
RELX

To mark the tenth anniversary of the RELX Environmental Challenge and the announcement of this year’s winners, we invite you to join us for SDG 6: From here to there - celebrating 10 years of innovation and exploring the next decade of WASH action, to take a look back over the past 10 years and to consider the decade of action ahead - what will it really take to achieve SDG6: clean water and sanitation for all?

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