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SDG Ambition Accelerator

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SDG Ambition Accelerator is a six-month training programme designed to challenge and support participating UN Global Compact companies to set ambitious business goals. The aim is to accelerate the integration of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into core business management. SDG Ambition enables companies to move beyond incremental progress and step-up transformative change – unlocking business value, building business resilience, and enabling long-term growth.

SDG Ambition will empower and equip participating companies of the UN Global Compact to develop and implement innovative business strategies that significantly increase their positive impacts on the SDGs. Participating companies will assess current performance, identify risk areas, discover new opportunities across business units and functions and take ambitious business action towards achieving the SDGs.



Learn how to assess your company's current landscape and set sustainable goals based on priority benchmarks.

Business Case

Look at industry case studies and learn the framework for building a business case for your SDG Ambition Benchmarks.


Identify metrics and solutions to help implement your goals while also crafting your business case pitch.

Programme schedule & costs

The accelerator is divided into 3 modules that will be delivered over the course of 6 months. For each, company participants can expect a mix of on-demand sessions, live workshops and peer-to-peer breakouts, and self-guided activities.


Registration: June 15 to September 30, 2021

Programme duration: October 2021 to March 2022

Effort: Approximately 30 hours over the 6 months 

Language: English


Costs: free of charge*

*for UN Global Compact participants/signatories only


In order to take part, companies are required to meet the following criteria:

  • Be a participant or signatory of the UN Global Compact in Switzerland or Liechtenstein or willing to join

  • Committed to strengthening corporate target setting and action to increase progress on the

  • Willing to appoint:

    • Two representatives to participate together in accelerator activities (ideally a technology and sustainability representative from the company)

    • A top-level “Champion” to follow program developments and provide support to the company representatives as needed


  • Learn how to strategically prioritize actions that will accelerate your company’s contribution to the 2030 Agenda

  • Understand how to build a business case and generate sustainability buy-in from your company

  • Gain an overview of how to integrate ambitious sustainability goals across business units by pioneering a performance integration approach that utilizes enabling technologies

  • Hear from peers and share insights in group sessions

  • Take advantage of on-demand learning that enables you to work at your own pace

  • Get access to industry experts and networking opportunities

Please reach out to us if you have any questions.