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Businesses, alongside government and civil society, will have an increasingly active role in collaborative solutions to address today’s most pressing societal challenges described in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With SDG Accelerator, a new innovation programme initiated by UNDP in Denmark, we hope to illustrate how the SDGs can be operationalized in a business context, creating business benefits and impact on the goals.

Posted on October 8, 2018

Subscription-based model for children shoes. Mussels as a new raw material in fish feed. Educational platform for fish farmers in Nigeria. These are just some of the innovative solutions that the participating companies in SDG Accelerator are working on.

Posted on September 24, 2018

On September 19, 2018, the SDG Accelerator's acceleration workshop will take place at UN City in Copenhagen with the participation of all 15 companies in the programme. During this workshop, we will help the companies to qualify solutions with investors and potentially establish funding opportunities. Stay tuned. More details to follow.

Posted on August 1, 2018

Stine Kirstein Junge from UNDP's Nordic Representation Office is the Head of SDG Accelerator. She recently joined Kasper Larsen from the printing company KLS Pureprint and Katherine Richardson, professor and Head of Sustainability Science Centre at University of Copenhagen in the Danish radio programme P1 Orientering (July 4th, 2018). Stine talks about the Sustainable Development Goals put in a business perspective, the SDG Accelerator, and includes several concrete examples from the visionary…

Posted on July 8, 2018

The SDG Accelerator Innovation Lab is part of the Innovation Journey. We organized a two-day lab as part of the ideation phase, where the 15 participating companies conceptualized their ideas into solutions based on global expertise from UNDP, Business Call to Action, UN Global Compact and other subject experts. Prior to the Innovation Lab, the 15 companies had been through a process of identifying 1-2 ideas (a new product, service, business model, approach etc.), which are likely to have…

Posted on May 14, 2018