SDG Ambition: Introducing Business Benchmarks for the Decade of Action


With the deadline of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development fast approaching, urgent and ambitious action is needed in order to achieve the Global Goals. As we set out to recover better together from the COVID-19 pandemic, now is the time for all companies to raise their ambition for people, planet and prosperity – taking action across all of the Global Goals and at a scale that can create the tipping points for the world we want. That is why, the UN Global Compact is proposing a set of SDG business benchmarks that all companies should align their goals and targets with in order to measurably accelerate progress on the Global Goals. This Academy session will take a closer look at how to set goals and targets that are aligned with these benchmarks.


By completing this session and related learning materials, you will learn to: 

  • Define what ambitious goal setting looks like — moving beyond “business as usual” towards the transformational change needed to achieve the Global Goals
  • Assess whether your sustainability targets are adequately ambitious to accelerate progress on the Global Goals
  • Utilize lessons learned from leading companies that are already setting targets aligned with the SDG business benchmarks

Session Date: 

Two sessions will be offered to accommodate timezones. 

Session 1: Monday 27 July 9:30 p.m. NY Time | 28 July 9:30 a.m. Hong Kong Time

Session 2: Wednesday, 29 July 10:00 a.m. NY Time | 3:00 p.m. London Time