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SDG Workshops at King’s Business School: A New International Policy Impact Agenda

Please join us for the first in a series of SDG Workshops at King’s Business School, jointly hosted with the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, that connect leading international research and policy perspectives: “Advancing Gender Equality in Work and Business: SDG 5”.

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)


12.30 – 13.30: Lunch

13.30 – 14.00:

  • Welcome by King's Business School Executive Dean, Stephen Bach
  • Chair’s Welcome and Overview of SDG 5 
  • Chair: Dr Valeria Esquivel (Employment Policies and Gender Specialist, International Labour Organisation)

14:00 – 15:00:

  • Martina Bisello (Research Manager, Eurofound), Women in the labour market in the EU: long-term progress, outstanding challenges and the impact of the COVID-19 crisis
  • Rose Cook (The Global Institute for Women's Leadership), Job quality: is there a motherhood penalty in the UK?
  • Discussant: Jill Rubery (University of Manchester)

15:00 – 15:30: Networking over coffee/tea

15:30 – 16:30:

  • Janet Walsh (King's Business School), The UK Gender Pay Gap Report Regulations: Regulatory Burden or Organisational Opportunity
  • Maddie Wyatt (King's Business School), Women and the Confidence Gap
  • Discussant: Rebecca Thomas (Head of Employment Policy, Equalities and Human Rights Commission)

16:30 – 17:15:

  • Policy panel: Martina Bisello (Eurofound), Ylva Baeckstrom (King's Business School), Prabha Kotiswaran (Dickson Poon School of Law), Rosie Campbell (The Global Institute for Women's Leadership)

17:15 – 18:00 Networking over snacks/drinks

At this event

Rose Cook

Senior Research Fellow

Rosie Campbell

Director of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership

Janet Walsh

Emerita Professor of Human Resource Management

Madeleine Wyatt

Reader in Diversity and Inclusion

Ylva Baeckström

Senior Lecturer in Finance

Prabha Kotiswaran

Professor of Law & Social Justice

Event details

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