Sustainable Development Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
The United Nations calls its 17 Sustainable Development Goals "the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all." With a target of achieving them by 2030, the goals are all interconnected and address the global challenges we face.
Goal 8 is "Decent Work and Economic Growth." As the UN puts it: "Sustainable economic growth will require societies to create the conditions that allow people to have quality jobs."
This series includes stories of sisters striving to create economic justice for all.
Adrian Dominican Sr. Corinne Florek spoke to GSR about leading the Religious Communities Impact Fund. The fund's members, all women religious communities, pool their investment money, which enables larger loans, less paperwork and more effective financing.
The U.N. High-level Political Forum held in July enabled member states to give reviews on their progress in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals. Speakers from the grassroots level gave moving testimonies.