Symposium and soft launch of book on SDG 8: Economic Growth and Decent Work for All

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SEB-hall at E4, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg and online


Gunnar Köhlin
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The University of Gothenburg leads a global network of universities working together to develop expertise and share knowledge addressing the Sustainable Development Goal 8 (SDG 8) of the Agenda 2030. The aim is to promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all. The SDG 8 Initiative is part of a larger cluster where around 70 universities globally are coming together to work with all of the 17 SDGs.

One of the outputs of this network is a book on SDG 8. At the SDG 8 symposium at the School of Business, Economics, and Law at the University of Gothenburg, there will be a soft launch of this book as part of the program. 



08:45-10:15 CEST

Opening welcome

Sharon Fonn

The SDG 8 Initiative and the history behind the book

Gunnar Köhlin

Overview of the SDG 8 book

Gunnar Köhlin

Video on SGD 8.2: Productivity, Employment and Structural Transformation in the Face of the Climate Crisis: The Case of South Africa

South Africa team

Implementing policies for decent work and economic growth - The role of sustainable HRM

Stefan Tengblad

Video on youth employment in India

Anindo Bhattacharjee

Academic capacity development for achieving SDG 8 – capacity needs assessments and educational implications

Erik Sterner

Conclusion & discussion

Lotta Dellve




Event | 13 June 2024