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 SAP and Accenture, 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.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
WHAT YOU WILL GAIN
Interested in Participating?
Join your peers in kickstarting a Decade of Action!
Companies participating in the UN Global Compact and based in the following countries have the opportunity to sign up to the SDG Ambition accelerator programme through their Global Compact Local Network. To get started, contact the Local Network where you are located and fill out the in-country track application form. If you are not located in one of the countries below, you can still apply to the virtual track.
The following Local Networks have confirmed their participation in 2020:
|Brazil||India||Morocco||Sweden||United States (pending interest)|
How to Join
Applications are now open for the SDG Ambition accelerator programme.
In-country track: Available in 23 local networks, the in-country track will be facilitated in local language and local time zone. It will offer hands-on support, in-person workshops (when possible), and peer-to-peer networking opportunities.
Virtual track: Facilitated in English, the virtual track will offer the same curriculum content as the in-country track delivered through a series of live and on-demand sessions. The virtual track will be available in countries were an in-country programme is not available.
Registration opens: 21 July 2020
Registration closes: 30 September 2020