In our education we are using teaching cases, assignments and videos to highlight the issues as well as the business challenges posed by the SDGs, and confront students with the complexities of working with the SDGs. Here we share these materials per SDG, showcasing material that is most directly relevant.

Unemployment is a growing global problem, particularly for young people. How can this be reconciled with the need for workers in new parts of the economy, or for more workers to address targets in the SDGs?

Having a safe and inclusive workplace is essential for economic development as well as for people, yet there are three million work-related accidents every year in the EU.

A stronger economy needs better working conditions in regards to safety, equality and fair wages.

André d’Ursel Student - MSc Finance and Investments.

SDG 8: Explaining decent work and economic growth

Business has a double role to play in societies, particularly those in which they have stakes. Heleen Tiemersma is a research associate to the chair on International Business and Human Rights at RSM, and a PhD candidate researching sustainable business and human rights. She explains how business can avoid negative impacts and create positive outcomes against poverty.

SDG 8: Academic insights into decent work and economic growth

With roles in the editorial boards of eight academic journals, as a fellow of two research schools, a member of logistics association boards, as a founder of the materials Handling Forum and with three Dutch logistics awards to his name, René de Koster, professor of logistics and operations management at RSM uses his extensive knowledge to discuss the importance of management leadership as an important aspect of workplace safety.

SDG 8: A business case about decent work and economic growth

Bart Beeks is executive vice president of logistics and freight management company CEVA Logistics Benelux, which built a business case to strengthen workplace safety management, and won awards for its excellence in this field.

Why is SDG 8 important to you?

Want to start applying your knowledge? Here are easy tips related to SDG 8:

  • Engage in micro-landing and support youth entrepreneurship on
  • Buy products that do not exploit human being in the process.
  • Encourage Bring-your-child-to-work Day.

Want to do more? Here are the Good Life Goals.

RSM has developed a case series addressing the Sustainable development goals, which contains at least one case that specifically touches upon one of the 17 SDGs.

Cases with a primary focus on SDG 8:

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