SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth


The eighth Sustainable Development goal aims to promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment, and decent work for all. Productive employment and decent work are key elements to achieving fair globalization and poverty reduction. The ultimate goal is to build dynamic, sustainable, innovative and people-centered economies that promote economic empowerment and decent work for all. Faculty and students at PCGS seek to establish sustainable businesses and practices that promote economic prosperity while also ensuring that the essential social and environmental needs of communities are met.

Source: United Nations. (2016). Decent work and economic growth: Why it matters. Retrieved from https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/8.pdf

Concentration Areas and Graduate Certificates


  • IDS 6216: Implementing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
  • IDS 6235: Economics and Finance for Sustainability
  • IDS 6236: Sustainable Tourism Development: Principles and Practices         
  • IDS 6938: Entrepreneurship with a Social Impact
  • IDS 6938: Six Sigma Principles for Sustainability

Associated Faculty and Faculty Projects