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Part II: Facing up to the challenge of fair pay

This is the second part of a four-part paper on SDG 8 – decent work and economic growth. In part one, we asserted that the challenges presented by increasingly tight labour markets provide opportunities to rethink hiring practices for mutual benefit. In this paper, we progress from our engagement on workforce diversity to the issue of fair pay.

Although there is no simple solution to the issue of fair pay, we believe that engaging with companies can help them, their customers and suppliers further their efforts in the shift towards fairer pay outcomes. In so doing, we are supporting SDG 1 and SDG 8, with their objectives of ending poverty in all its forms and promoting decent work for all, respectively.

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