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Accelerator Programmes

Join Accelerator Programmes to embed SDG-aligned practices into your business operations and across the value chain to accelerate progress and impact for the 2030 Agenda. 

Available to participating companies of the UN Global Compact, the Accelerators are training programmes on specific areas designed to support you in achieving goals relevant to your company by accelerating the integration of the SDGs and Ten Principles into your business strategy and operations. Accelerator programmes usually last 6-9 months.

Companies participating in 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

Current Accelerator Programmes

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Currently running

Business & Human Rights Accelerator

Understand when, where and how your company has impacts on human rights and get a better understanding on how to prioritize the most salient issues for action. Participants will learn how to identify appropriate measures to mitigate risks, track the effectiveness of their efforts, and communicate effectively to stakeholders about their progress.

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Currently not running in Switzerland & Liechtenstein

Target Gender Equality Accelerator

Gain the latest insights and data from experts to accelerate progress on gender equality. Through faciliated performance analysis, capacity building workshops, peer-to-peer learning and advocacy, we will support you in setting and meeting ambitous corporate targets for women's representation and leadership.


Currently running
Climate Ambition


The Climate Ambition Accelerator aims to increase credible climate action across companies of all sizes and sectors. No matter where you are on your sustainability journey, this programme will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to boost progress towards setting science-based emissions targets aligned with the 1.5°C pathway..

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Currently not running in Switzerland & Liechtenstein

SDG Ambition


Move beyond incremental progress and step-up transformative change. This programme  supports companies in developing and implementing innovative business strategies that significantly increase positive impacts on the SDGs. Unlock business value, build business resilience, and work towards long-term growth.


Currently not running in Switzerland & Liechtenstein

SDG Innovation Accelerator

for Young Professionals

Empower young talent within your company to collaborate and accelerate business innovation towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This nine-months programme activates future leaders and changemakers to develop and drive innovative solutions and deliver on their company’s sustainability objectives.

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