Accelerate Your Sustainability Journey

The Academy is designed to provide Participating companies of the UN Global Compact with the knowledge and skills they need to meet their sustainability objectives and achieve long-term growth by contributing to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Academy enables you to enhance your knowledge and capabilities with learning opportunities available regardless of your corporate function or where you are on your sustainability journey by giving you access to:

VIRTUAL SESSIONS: Expert-led and interactive how-to sessions designed to help companies align their business strategy with the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact and the Global Goals.

E-LEARNING COURSES : E-learning tools and resources will help participants learn key sustainability concepts anytime, anywhere.

INFLUENCER SERIES:Learn from prominent leaders from the United Nations and companies shaping the sustainability agenda

ONLINE COMMUNITY:An online platform that provides access to a global community of like-minded professionals.

Not a UN Global Compact Participant? Explore the right engagement level that suits your company's needs

All employees of companies participating in UN Global Compact at the Participant-level have unlimited access to Academy learning resources. Request access to the Academy today and encourage your colleagues to get started.

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SDG Ambition Accelerator

SDG Ambition is an accelerator initiative that aims to challenge and support participating companies of the UN Global Compact in setting ambitious corporate targets and accelerating integration of the 17 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. 

The need for SDG Ambition today is clear. The world is not delivering progress towards the SDGs at the pace and scale needed. While it is still possible to shift the world towards a 1.5°C trajectory and achieve the SDGs by 2030, it will take urgent, scalable and multi-stakeholder action to dramatically accelerate progress. Companies must take a clear stand and demonstrate bold leadership to transform business models and economies so they become more just and inclusive – leaving no one behind. This is our starting line as we launch SDG Ambition.

The UN Global Compact will be offering an SDG Ambition Accelerator to help companies assess current performance, identify risk areas, discover new opportunities across business units and functions and take ambitious business action towards achieving the SDGs.

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CLIMATE AMBITION ACCELERATOR

The Climate Ambition Accelerator is a six-month accelerator programme designed to equip companies with the knowledge and skills they need to accelerate progress towards setting science-based emissions reductions targets aligned with the 1.5°C pathway, setting them on a path towards net-zero emissions by 2050.

Ambitious business leaders recognize that taking climate action and having strong economies and bottom lines are not mutually exclusive: taking climate action is the best way to build healthier and thriving people, communities, businesses and economies. The Climate Ambition Accelerator aims to scale-up credible climate action across companies of all sizes, sectors and regions, enabling them to deliver on meaningful commitments to reduce emissions at scale.

The Climate Ambition Accelerator builds on the UN Global Compact’s work to develop and promote the Science Based Targets initiative, Business Ambition for 1.5°C campaign, and the UN Global Compact Action Platform on Climate Ambition and will contribute to initiatives such as the Race to Zero campaign.

Academy COVID-19 Special Series

Learn from global leaders from business, government, civil society and the United Nations in this special UN Global Compact Academy series on business and COVID-19. Please find two videos from our series below. Click here to learn more about our #UnitingBusiness to Respond to COVID-19 Campaign and watch sessions on demand.

New Leadership for a Global Crisis

COVID-19 and Supporting the World of Work


Explore Past Academy Sessions:

How to Improve Safety and Health in Global Supply Chains
The Value of Water for Business
Family-Friendly Policies: How to Implement Better Business Practices for Working Parents and Children
SDG Action Manager
Decent Work in Global Supply Chains
What Human Rights Mean for Business
How to Set Science-Based Targets
Eliminating Harassment and Violence in the World of Work
Taking a Principles Based Approach to the Global Goals
How to Increase Gender Balance in Boardrooms

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