SDG Ambition Accelerator

Enabling your company to move beyond incremental progress and set-up transformative change – unlocking business value, building business resilience and enabling long-term growth.

Global Compact Network Lebanon, in collaboration with Global Compact Network UAE is rolling out a global impact accelerator to challenge and support participating companies of the UN Global Compact within the MENA region in setting ambitious corporate targets and accelerating the integration of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into core business management.

Programme Overview

SDG Ambition is a six-month accelerator 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.

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, 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 activities does the SDG Accelerator entail?

The SDG Ambition Accelerator consists of a series of on-demand and live sessions with peers and experts. Participants will leave the accelerator with a better understanding of what it means to set ambitious company goals required to achieve the SDGs, and a plan to achieve them. The workshops are informed by the research and deliverables published as part of the SDG Ambition Accelerator.

Participants will learn:

What participating companies will gain?

  • An understanding of baseline impacts across the business in creating a comprehensive sustainability strategy
  • The ability to achieve ambitious goals aimed at galvanizing business action with what is actually required to achieve the SDGs
  • An overview of how to integrate and mainstream ambitious sustainability goals across business units by pioneering a performance integration approach that utilizes enabling technologies
  • An opportunity to communicate and track progress over time
  • The foundational tools and understanding to build a business case
  • Insight into industries with an outsized impact on the SDGs
  • Ability to develop and share ambitious business actions on the SDGs alongside a diverse group of leaders from numerous corporations
  • Certificate demonstrating completion of programme

Learn about the feedback of participating companies

Accelerator Timeline

1 July, 2021

Applications Open

Applications’ Deadline

30 September, 2021
October 2021

Accelerator begins

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