Employment decent work for all and social protection

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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).
Contributing to SDGs 7 and 13, this article shows how a renewable energy transition can be made possible (and economically viable) through grid-scale storage of electricity.
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).
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.

The new 2030 sustainable development agenda is likely to dominate policy and academic debates at both national and international levels over next 15 years and beyond. It is, therefore, a crucial time to critically reflect how the SDGs are likely to shape - and be shaped by - the wider research community. Each peer-reviewed paper will address the common question of: “how is the SDG agenda influencing scholarly debates in different research areas, and vice-versa?”.

Contributing to SDGs 8 and 10, this podcast explores the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement and discusses concepts such as: white privilege and white fragility; how to be an effective ally; how organisations translate powerful conversations into meaningful action; and practical steps that organisations can take in the context of both recruitment and capability.
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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Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 126, July 2020, 109836

This article addresses goals 7, 8, 9 and 13 with a specific focus on how photovoltaics (PV) can help the EU and UK achieve emission reduction goals and potentially create more than 100,000 new jobs.
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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.

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