SDG Accelerator for SMEs
Using challenge-based innovation to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals
About the SDG Accelerator programme
The SDG Accelerator is an innovation programme launched by the UNDP in 2018 demonstrating how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can use business innovation to deliver solutions to the goals.
The SDG Accelerator programme is funded by the Danish Industry Foundation and runs in Denmark in 2018 and 2019 with 30 Danish small and medium-sized industrial companies, after which the aim is to roll out across the Nordics and globally. Deloitte is the facilitating partner and has developed the process and methodology together with the UNDP.
SDG innovation process
In the programme, the companies work with Deloitte, UNDP and outside experts to identify and accelerate specific business solutions that hold strong commercial potential and significant impact on the SDGs.
Outcomes of the innovation process includes:
- Development of one or more concrete solutions
- Experience with driving a structured innovation process thatcan be copied to other parts of the business
- Implementation of a business-driven approach to sustainability
- A strong branding platform
Read more about the many solutions developed through the SDG Accelerator here.
Explore our SDG cases below