Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all


Inspiration Targets

CZECH INSPIRATION:

Prison Service of the Czech Republic – project: Yellow Ribbon Run

Yellow Ribbon Run highlights the issue of difficult employability of people with a criminal record through a run with yellow ribbons, the symbol of their return back to the society. The Yellow Ribbon Run is jointly organised by the Prison Service of the Czech Republic, Probation and Mediation Service, the Business Leaders Forum and the NGO called Rubikon that helps people with a criminal record.

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SDG 8 AMBASSADOR

Tomáš Sedláček

Economist, university lecturer and journalist

GLOBAL INSPIRATION:

Kinsey&Company

According to a research by Kinsey&Company, pursued in cooperation with more than 40 companies, sustainability proves to be a significant factor in the economic growth of organisations.

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Hello Tractors

Up to 80% of the world’s food production comes from small farmers around the world. Many of them have limited access to agricultural equipment – the costs are too high and spare parts are often not available. Hello Tractors rents cheap tractors and other equipment to these farmers.

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Coca-Cola’s EKOCENTER

The EKOCENTER project of Coca-Cola provides a potential platform for entrepreneurship and serves as a social transformation for communities to improve their social and economic well-being. In most cases, the centres are managed by women. They offer a number of products and services that support local enterprises and communities.

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TARGETS

Sustain per capita economic growth in accordance with national circumstances and, in particular, at least 7 per cent gross domestic product growth per annum in the least developed countries

Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, including through a focus on high-value added and labour-intensive sectors

Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services

Improve progressively, through 2030, global resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, in accordance with the 10-year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production, with developed countries taking the lead

By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value

By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training

Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labour in all its forms

Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment

By 2030, devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products

Strengthen the capacity of domestic financial institutions to encourage and expand access to banking, insurance and financial services for all

Increase Aid for Trade support for developing countries, in particular least developed countries, including through the Enhanced Integrated Framework for Trade-Related Technical Assistance to Least Developed Countries

By 2020, develop and operationalize a global strategy for youth employment and implement the Global Jobs Pact of the International Labour Organization

TIPS:

Shop locally. You will support local shops and employment of those working there. You will also contribute to reducing the number of trucks that transport good over long distances.

Shop smart. Plan your meals, write down a shopping list and avoid impulsive shopping. Be immune to marketing tricks that make you buy more groceries than you need, especially the ones about to expire.
They might be cheaper but will still cost you a lot if they turn bad and you have to throw them away.

Shop in second-hand shops. New goods are not always the best goods. Find new ways to use second-hand products.

Tell us more about your own ways of supporting the global goals: use the #SDGs and #GlobalGoals hashtags on social media.

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