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.
Led by the UN Global Compact in partnership with Accenture and SAP, and with 3M as Patron Sponsor, 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 impact on the SDGs. Through the Global Compact Local Networks in 60+ countries, 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.
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Join your peers in kickstarting a Decade of Action!
In-country track: Available in 25 Local Networks, the in-country track will be facilitated in local language and local time zone. It will offer a series of live and on-demand sessions, hands-on support, workshops, and peer-to-peer networking opportunities. Participants of the in-country track get access to global track sessions and in-country sessions.
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.
Participating companies of the UN Global Compact based in the countries below have the opportunity to sign up to the in-country track through their Global Compact Local Network. If you are not located in one of the countries below, you can still apply to the global track.
The following Local Networks have confirmed their participation in 2020:
Company registration: Deadline – 30 November 2020
Programme begins: January 2021 (Please check exact dates with your Global Compact Local Network)