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The World is moving to a net-zero. Is your company ready for the transition?

The SDG Ambition Accelerator Programme aims to facilitate the ambitious action of Business in achieving the SDGs. Join us as we step up to transformative change on the journey to achieve the UN Global Compact’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Become part of our new SDG Ambition accelerator programme to unlock business value, build resilience, and enable long-term growth. Join us as we step up to transformative change on the journey to achieve the UN Global Compact’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Become part of our new SDG Ambition accelerator programme to unlock business value, build resilience, and enable long-term growth.

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

Businesses have a critical role to play in the transition to a sustainable, climate-safe future. Robust and coherent emission reduction targets grounded in science can ensure their actions lead to the transformation we need. We are witnessing how corporate leaders are shifting gears and aligning strategies with a 1.5°C trajectory, because it makes business sense to do so.

The Climate Ambition Accelerator is a six-month accelerator programme for companies participating in the United Nations Global Compact who are looking to make progress towards setting science-based emissions targets and create a clear path to address their organization’s transition to net-zero.

Led by the United Nations Global Compact with support from Patrons Ørsted and Natura & Co, and sponsored by En+ Group, 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 initiativeBusiness Ambition for 1.5°C campaign, the UN Global Compact Action Platform on Climate Ambition, and will contribute to initiatives such as the Race to Zero campaign.

WHY ENROLL?

Perhaps your company has not yet set emissions reduction targets, or you’ve created targets without using the science-based targets methodology and feel overwhelmed by the technical requirements involved. No matter where companies are in their sustainability journey, the Climate Ambition Accelerator will equip them with the knowledge and skills they need to accelerate progress towards setting science-based emissions targets aligned with the 1.5°C pathway.

Through the Global Compact Local Networks around the world, participating companies will gain access to global best practices, peer-to-peer learning opportunities, technical capacity building sessions and online self-learning modules. Participants benefits include:

  • 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.

PROGRAMME BENEFITS

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.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Participants will learn:

  • The methodology and approach of science-based targets (SBT) setting.
  • The foundational knowledge needed to set a solid strategy towards ambitious science-based targets.
  • How to drive climate change ambition internally and build internal buy-in and engagement for ambitious climate action at the management and board level.
  • How to manage their global emissions and the different emission reduction strategies and initiatives that they can implement to meet ambitious targets.
  • How to reduce scope 1 and 2 emissions and engage their value chain to reduce indirect emissions (scope 3 emissions).

HOW TO APPLY

Join your peers in kickstarting a Decade of Action! Applications are now open for the Climate Accelerator programme.

    • Registration opens
      22 April 2021
    • Registration closes
      30 June, 2021

WHAT YOU 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 aligned with the Communication on Progress.

Join the Accelerator Programme

To apply visit: https://www.unglobalcompact.org/take-action/climate-ambition-acceleratorvisit  or contact our Programme Associate: sifison@globalcompactsa.org