SDG Accelerator

Supporting the sustainable and green growth of business

Why the
SDG Accelerator?

UNDP works in more than 170 countries and territories with the aim of eradicating poverty and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Achieving these goals require collective action across governments, civil society, and private sector as well as dedicated individuals and communities. The private sector, in this context, is an indispensable partner and has a critical role to play in advancing the global development agenda. In developing countries, private sector operations constitute on average 60 percent of GDP, while generating 90 percent of jobs and 80 percent of capital inflows. For that reason, we have established the SDG Accelerator Programme, to encourage and support the sustainable and green growth of business.