Since 2020, the United Nations Global Compact has launched several Accelerators – programmes designed to embed SDG-aligned practices deep into business operations to accelerate globally progress and impact for the 2030 Agenda in the areas of climate change, gender equality, integration of the SDGs into business strategy, and empowerment of youth.
Available to participating companies of the UN Global Compact, the Accelerators are implemented in close collaboration with Global Compact Local Networks and are designed with a view to generating behaviour change across a large number of companies at the local level - achieving maximum impact and scale.
For the current year, the Italian Network has joined two programmes, Climate Ambition Accelerator and Target Gender Equality.
To learn more about UNGC's Accelerators, click here.
CLIMATE AMBITION ACCELERATOR
Climate Ambition Accelerator is a six-month accelerator programme designed to provide participating companies with the knowledge and skills they need to accelerate progress towards setting science-based emissions reduction targets aligned with the 1.5℃ pathway, setting them on a path towards net- zero emissions by 2050.
Companies participating in the Climate Ambition Accelerator have the opportunity to: gain a clear understanding of the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) and the net-zero concept; develop their skills to attract investors; motivate business leaders, employees, and shareholders on Climate Action; get access to networking opportunities; and hear experts’ testimony.
» The first Italian edition of the Accelerator programme was implemented in 2022 by UN Global Compact Network Italy and it was supported by Carbonsink.
» In 2023, the Italian Network of UNGC will implement the second edition of the Accelerator, with the support of Carbonsink. UN Global Compact participants interested in the Accelerator can apply by April 30, 2023, by filling out the form at this link.
TARGET GENDER EQUALITY
Target Gender Equality is a nine-month accelerator programme designed to equip participating companies with the knowledge and skills they need to set and reach ambitious corporate targets for women’s representation and leadership, strengthening their contribution SDG 5 - Gender Equality.
Companies participating in Target Gender Equality have the opportunity to deepen implementation of the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs); participate in capacity-building workshops and peer-to-peer learning group meetings at the national level; and hear experts’ testimony on how to accelerate progress on gender equality.
» Download the TGE brochure or FAQ.
The acceleration programme is implemented by the Italian Network of UN Global Compact and supported by Enel.