SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth - Margot Janse

SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth

Join Margot Janse as she learns more about what it will take to deliver on decent work and inclusive economic growth.

Sustained and inclusive economic growth can drive progress, create decent jobs for all and improve living standards. Underlying this is the need to substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training. One of the 2030 targets for SDG 8 is to sustain per capita economic growth in accordance with national circumstances and, in particular, at least 7% real GDP growth per annum in the least developed countries. 

The Covid-19 pandemic plunged the world recession with record levels of deprivation and unemployment, and created a human crisis that is hitting the economically vulnerable hardest. Among the challenges faced in SDG 8, the global gender pay gap stands at 23% globally and without decisive action, it will take another 68 years to achieve equal pay. Women’s labour force participation rate is 63% while that for men it is 94%.

Join Margot as she learns about the importance of creating decent work and economic growth, tutored by Dr Tashmia Ismail-Saville, former CEO of YES (Youth Employment Service).

SDG 8: Meet Margot

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The Fund’s impact on SDG 8

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Invest in a fund that strives to have a 100% net positive impact, aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Fund’s impact on SDG 8

Our Global Sustainable Equity Fund has an impact rating of 0.9 on decent work and economic growth.

Scores range from -10 (significant negative impact) to +10 (significant positive impact).

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SDG 8: Margot Janse - Award winning chef

Meet the class

Margot Janse
Meet Margot Janse

Multiple award-winning chef of Dutch origin, is renowned for introducing tasting menus to South Africa. In 2009 Margot founded Isabelo Charity, a feeding scheme for disadvantaged children based in Franschhoek, Western Cape, based on the belief that no child can learn on an empty stomach.

Dr Tashmia Ismail-Saville
Meet the tutor, Dr Tashmia Ismail-Saville

Tashmia Ismail-Saville is founding and former CEO of YES (Youth Employment Service), a joint initiative between business, government, and labour, created to address South Africa’s high youth unemployment rate. Tashmia has started four businesses and has worked academically and and as an independent consultant for over eight years. She consults in innovation management and inclusive business, and has lectured in SA, at Rotterdam Erasmus in the Netherlands and at the Kelley School of Business in the US. Tashmia is currently VP at MaRS Innovation Consulting, Toronto.

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