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Please join us for the third in a series of SDG Workshops at King’s Business School that connect leading international research and policy perspectives: "Combating Global Inequalities and Advancing Decent Work: SDGs 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth) and 10 (Reduced Inequalities)".

Despite the urgency of achieving the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, the global Covid-19 pandemic has stalled and even reversed some of the progress achieved. New thinking, underpinned by independent high-quality research, is needed to accelerate efforts to bring about transformative change in support of the 2030 SDG Agenda.

In response to this challenge, and as part of its new international policy impact agenda, King’s Business School is organising three half-day workshops focusing on key aspects of the United Nations 2030 SDG Agenda. Bringing together senior policy officials from UN agencies, European and UK policy bodies with academics from Faculties across King’s College London, the workshops are designed to focus on three of the 17 SDGs during the summer of 2022: SDG 5 (4 May), SDG 8 and 10 (25 May, 1 June).





Welcome by King's Business School Executive Dean, Stephen Bach

Welcome by the Chair, Sandra Martinsone (Bond, Policy Manager):

  • Overview of SDGs 8 and 10

14.00-15.00: Session 1

  • Nithya Natarajan (King’s College London, Lecturer in International Development), Challenging the Financial Inclusion-Decent Work Nexus: Evidence from Cambodia’s Over-indebted Internal Migrants
  • Gabriela Gutierrez-Huerter O (King’s Business School, Lecturer in International Management), Change in rhetoric but not in action? Framing of the ethical issue of modern slavery in a UK sector at high risk of labour exploitation
  • Discussant: Frank Hanson (Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority, Head of Prevention and Partnerships)


Networking over coffee/tea

15.30-16.30: Session 2

  • Juliane Reinecke (King’s Business School, Professor of International Management & Sustainability), Towards Transnational Industrial Democracy: Developing Decent Work in in Global Supply Chains through Democratic Worker Participation
  • Kate Robinson (Sedex, Head of Social Impact), Inequality and global supply chains: Barriers and incentives to achieving the SDG goals
  • Discussant: Anita Hammer (University of Essex, Senior Lecturer in Organisation Studies and HRM)

16.30-17.15: Policy panel

Chair: Gabriela Gutierrez-Huerter O (King’s Business School, Lecturer in International Management)

  • Sandra Martinsone (Bond, Policy Manager)
  • Kate Robinson (Sedex, Head of Social Impact)
  • Charles Bodwell (ILO, Regional Advisor on Enterprise Development and Entrepreneurship in East Asia and the Pacific)
  • Dana Minbaeva (King’s Business School, Professor of Human Resource Management)

17.15 – 18.00

Networking over snacks/drinks

At this event

Gabriela  Gutierrez-Huerter O

Lecturer in International Management

Stephen Bach

Executive Dean, King’s Business School

Dana Minbaeva

Professor of Strategic Human Capital

Event details

Lecture Theatre 1
Bush House
Strand campus, 30 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BG

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