SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth - Margot Janse

SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth

Join Margot Janse as she learns more about SDG 8 and discovers her impact.

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. 

Margot Janse, a multiple award-winning chef of Dutch origin, is renowned for introducing tasting menus to South Africa. Today she actively consults on culinary projects globally, runs the Isabelo Feeding Hungry Minds charity and is opening a restaurant in Amsterdam. Isabelo, founded in 2009, was adopted by Margot and has grown to feed 1,800 children per day in the Franschhoek valley. 

Margot started her learning journey around the importance of creating decent work and economic growth, tutored by Dr Tashmia Ismail-Saville, former CEO of YES (Youth Employment Service).

In early 2022, the class met in person for the first time. Through curiosity, group discussion and reflection, Margot and the class learned that small but consistent actions from each of them make a considerable impact as a collective.

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Meet Margot Janse

Margot begins her discovery of SDG 8

We invited Margot to join the Class of 2030 to focus on SDG 8. Lessons took place online, with a single goal in mind: to give Margot insight into the SDG to help her understand its relevance in achieving the 2030 goals.

Class in action

Margot reflects on her experience in the Class of 2030 and how she found her impact

As a founding member of the Class, Margot believes that if more ordinary citizens get involved, and step out of their comfort zone, the 2030 goals are more attainable than we think.

Class in session

Learn with Margot Janse

Through three online lessons with her tutor, Margot was exposed to the components and targets of SDG 8, the psychology of unemployment and possible solutions to create full and productive employment and decent work for all.

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Lesson 3

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.

Dr Tashmia Ismail-Saville

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SDG 8: Margot Janse - Award winning chef

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The Fund’s impact on SDG 8

Our Global Sustainable Equity Fund has an impact rating of 0.85 on decent work and economic growth.

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The Fund’s impact on SDG 8

Our Global Sustainable Equity Fund has an impact rating of 0.85 on decent work and economic growth.

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