Why your company should join


Ambitious business leaders are recognizing that they don’t have to choose between taking climate action and having strong economies and bottom lines. On the contrary — taking climate action is the best way to build healthier and thriving people, communities, businesses and economies. 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 reduction targets aligned with the 1.5℃ pathway, setting them on a path towards net- zero emissions by 2050. 

Perhaps your company has not yet set emissions targets, or you've created targets without using the science-based targets methodology. Maybe you're overwhelmed by the technical requirements involved.  No matter where you are in your sustainability journey, the Climate Ambition Accelerator will help you get started and make progress towards setting ambitious emission targets.

Led by the United Nations Global Compact with support from Patrons Ørsted and Natura & Co, 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, its net-zero standards, and will contribute to initiatives such as the Race to Zero campaign.

Through the Global Compact Local Networks around the world, participating companies will gain access to global best practices, peer-to-peer learning opportunities, capacity building sessions and on-demand training.

Programme Benefits:

  • Learn how to set science-based emission reduction targets to achieve net-zero by 2050
  • Motivate investors, leadership, employees and shareholders with an emission reduction plan that sets your organization apart in the market
  • Gain a clear understanding of the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) and the net-zero concept, including methodologies, requirements, processes, benefits and applicability
  • 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
  • Benefit from local delivery combined with global insights and best practices

Interested in Participating?

Participating companies of the UN Global Compact based in the countries below have the opportunity to sign up to the in-country track through the Global Compact Local Network. If you are not located in one of the countries below, you can still apply to the global track. 

Global track: Facilitated in English, the global track will offer the same curriculum content as the in-country track delivered through a series of live and on-demand sessions. This global track will be available in countries where an in-country programme is not available. The live sessions in the Global Track will be facilitated at 8:00 AM GMT/5:00 PM JST. Space is limited. Applications will be reviewed and accepted participants will be notified by early May.

  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Italy
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Korea
  • Lebanon
  • Malaysia and Brunei
  • Mauritius & Indian Ocean
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Netherlands
  • Nepal
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Portugal
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • South Africa

2023 Timeline

Company registration: 22 February - 30 April 2023

Programme begins: May 2023 (Please check exact
dates with your Global Compact Network)

Programme ends: November 2023

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