SDG Accelerators

There is increasing pressure from stakeholders to set and achieve ambitious corporate goals that tackle complex sustainability challenges, build business resilience, and enable long-term growth.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the universally agreed blueprint to create the future we want to live and do business in, specifically call on business to leverage their resources, creativity, and innovative capabilities to solve sustainable development challenges.

The United Nations Global Compact is leading Accelerators to embed SDG-aligned practices deep into business operations and across the value chain to accelerate progress and impact for the 2030 Agenda.

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Companies participating in the Accelerators will:

  • Learn from thought leadership content, best practices and resources
  • Access a diverse set of global and local engagement opportunities such as awareness-raising campaigns, trainings, mentoring and blended learning
  • Increase employee engagement and professional development opportunities
  • Build a professional network of peers, UN partners and experts
  • Accelerate the integration of the SDGs and Ten Principles into your company’s business strategy and operations
  • Deliver concrete company-specific outcomes

*Please note that Accelerators are only open to participants of the UN Global Compact Network UK. Please get in touch here if you are interested in becoming a member.

“The program has been a great time to discover how sustainability can actually be integrated in every area of a business. It also opened up my eyes on what a company is capable of and how much impact we can have.” – SDG Innovation Accelerator for Young Professionals 2023 Participant

“The accelerator is a great opportunity for collaboration with different companies and within your own company. It was a chance to listen to others' points of view and learn from each other. It's good to know that others care about ESG as much as we do!” – SDG Innovation Accelerator for Young Professionals 2023 Participant

“The biggest benefits from participating in the [SDG Ambition] accelerator include peer-to-peer learning, access to a vast set of resources, and having that extra challenge akin to a ‘critical friend’” – SDG Ambition Accelerator Participant

“The [SDG Ambition Accelerator] programme helped us decide where to focus our efforts and what our key stakeholders were looking for.” - SDG Ambition Accelerator Participant

“We’re proud that as a result of our participation in SDG Ambition, we can now present a fully thought-through strategy and roadmap, which seems achievable.“ – SDG Ambition Accelerator Participant