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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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Three Facets of Public Health and Paths to Improvements: Behavior, Culture, and Environment, 2020, Pages 261-294

This book chapter advances SDG 5, 8 and 10 by explaining how the outsized role of women caregivers is attributed to historical, cultural, and social perspectives on gender and caregiving that perpetuate the gender inequalities in unpaid care work. In this chapter, the authors analyze women in unpaid work considering two regions: The United States and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). 
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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.
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Current Opinion in Insect Science, 2020, ISSN 2214-5745

The best-documented example of a solution provided by insects to address the SDGs is the value chains of insect farming as feed and food. In countries recovering from conflict, agricultural development should focus on restoring food production by smallholder farmers (SDG 1 and 2), improving their socio-economic position (SDG 8), and contributing to peace (SDG 16).
This paper discusses the challenges in safely re-opening indoor sport centres and the measures already suggested by others to partly tackle these challenges. It also elaborates three potential additional measures and based on these additional measures, it suggests the concept of a certificate of equivalence that could allow indoor sports centers with such a certificate to re-open safely and more rapidly. It also attempts to stimulate increased preparedness of indoor sports centers that should allow them to remain open safely during potential next waves of SARS-CoV-2 as well as future pandemics. This contributes to SDGs 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 16.
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 Vic Van Vuuren, Director of the Enterprises Department at the ILO.
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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In these highly uncertain times of social isolation, job uncertainty and concerns about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), employees are relying on their company leaders for support more than ever. Addressing SDGs 3 and 8, this XpertHR blog post discusses ways managers can demonstrate empathy toward and promote the mental well-being of employees during stressful times.

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