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Inclusive Economic Growth: SDGs 8 and 10 - 25 May 2022

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Please join us for the second in a series of SDG Workshops at King’s Business School that connect leading international research and policy perspectives: Inclusive Economic Growth: 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).


12.30-13.30: Lunch


  • Welcome by the Chair: Damian Grimshaw (King's Business School, Professor of Employment Studies and Associate Dean for Research Impact)
  • Overview of SDGs 8 and 10

14.00-15.00: Session 1

  • Dora Sari (International Labour Organisation, Specialist on industrial relations indicators), Collective bargaining and its contribution to inclusive and effective governance of work
  • Chiara Benassi (King’s Business School, Senior Lecturer in HRM) and Guendalina Anzolin (King’s Business School, Research Associate), Deindustrialisation and inequality: The role of institutional and (inter)sectoral dynamics in post-industrial Britain and Sweden
  • Discussant: Mat Johnson (University of Manchester, Lecturer in HRM and Employment Studies)

15.00-15.30: Networking over coffee/tea

15.30-16.30: Session 2

  • Guillaume Cohen (OECD, Policy Analyst), The Short and Winding Road to 2030: Measuring Distance to the SDG Targets
  • Engelbert Stockhammer (King’s College London, Professor of International Political Economy), Beyond neoliberalism. Macroeconomic requirements for an equitable growth model
  • Discussant: Hannah Slaughter (Resolution Foundation, Senior Economist)

16.30-17.15: Policy panel

  • Kate Bell (Trades Union Congress, Head of Rights, International, Social and Economics Department)
  • Lindsay Judge (Resolution Foundation, Director of Research)
  • Dora Sari (International Labour Organisation, Specialist on industrial relations indicators)
  • Guillaume Cohen (OECD, Policy Analyst)
  • Chair: Damian Grimshaw (King's Business School, Professor of Employment Studies and Associate Dean for Research Impact)

17.15 – 18.00: Networking over snacks/drinks


At this event

Damian Grimshaw

Damian Grimshaw

Professor of Employment Studies

Chiara  Benassi

Chiara Benassi

Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management

Guendalina Anzolin

Guendalina Anzolin

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Engelbert Stockhammer

Professor of International Political Economy

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