Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, all 193 member states of the United Nations adopted a plan for achieving a better future for all — a total of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs characterize the sustainability debate at national and international levels. As a global goals system, the SDGs provide a common language and a compass for the challenges of the 21st century. The implementation target year for these is 2030.

The business community can play an enormous role in tackling these global challenges. Companies must increasingly leverage their resources to advance the SDGs.

Global Initiatives






Global Initiatives of the UN Global Compact


SDG Ambition

Led by the UN Global Compact in partnership with SAP and Accenture, SDG Ambition is an accelerator initiative that aims to accelerate integration of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into core business management.

Financial Report

Action Platform on the Reporting on the SDGs

The Action Platform has developed and is disseminating leading guidance to help business integrate the SDGs into their reporting processes. Measuring and disclosing their impact on the SDGs will help businesses better engage stakeholders, enhance sustainable decision-making processes and strengthen their accountability.


SDG Action Manager

The SDG Action Manager is a web-based impact management solution to enable businesses to take action and track progress on the Sustainable Development Goals through 2030.


Young SDG Innovators

The Young SDG Innovators Programme is an opportunity for participating companies of the UN Global Compact to identify young talent within their organizations to collaborate and accelerate business innovation towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Local Activities of the UN Global Compact Network
Switzerland & Liechtenstein

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SDG Ambition 

Our members have the opportunity to participate in the Swiss track of the SDG Ambition, a 6-month journey which empowers and equips companies to develop ambitious goals and implement innovative business strategies that significantly increase their positive impact on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Business Meeting

SDG Individual Coaching

We offer individual coaching as well as first impact analyses for companies to understand the meaning of the SDGs for their respective businesses.

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Swiss Triple Impact

The Swiss Triple Impact (STI) program assists Swiss companies to measure their contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and thus to identify the most important areas for improvement, while at the same time opening up new business opportunities and boosting innovation.

Energy Efficiency Consultation

2030 Agenda Advisory Group

The Swiss federal government has set up an advisory group to ensure effective cooperation with non-state actors on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.



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Business Reporting on the SDGs: An Analysis of the Goals and Targets


SDG Ambition Guide: Setting Goals for the Decade of Action


Integrating the SDGs into Corporate Reporting: A Practical Guide


SDG Ambition Integration Guide: Designing Business Systems for the SDGs


In Focus: Addressing Investor Needs in Business Reporting on the SDGs


SDG Ambition: Scaling Business Impact for the Decade of Action