Guiding companies on where they can make the biggest, fastest impact before 2030.

Don’t fall behind the times. Move forward, faster.

In today's uncertain global landscape, publicly committing to ambitious sustainability targets may appear daunting. However, failing to do so not only undermines accountability but also erodes trust with crucial stakeholders like customers and investors. Establishing goals that foster trust, stay ahead of evolving sustainability regulations, and meet changing market expectations is imperative.


That’s why the UN Global Compact launched Forward Faster, a global platform for credible, ambitious corporate action aimed at guiding companies on where they can make the biggest, fastest impact for 2030. Because right now, only 15% of the Sustainable Development Goals are on track for 2030.

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5 areas of action

Ambitious corporate action starts here. These 5 areas of action have been selected because they have the power to accelerate progress across all 17 Sustainable Development Goals, and are where the private sector can collectively make the biggest, fastest impact by 2030.

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Increase profitability and performance by ensuring inclusive workplaces and parity in your workforce.

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Protect your business from long term volatility by working towards net zero and a just transition.

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Reduce inequalities and build more resilient supply chains by ensuring a living wage across your workforce.

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Increase efficiency and reduce supply chain disruption while helping vulnerable communities in water-challenged regions. 

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Shifting corporate capital towards the SDGs is critical to closing existing financing gaps.

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Each area has specific actions to help you build a more resilient company, while also building a resilient society and planet. 

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Accountable Companies

The Forward Faster initiative aims to increase accountability and transparency by calling for companies to publicly declare their commitments and highlight the actions they will undertake to meet the targets. Companies committing to the targets will be required to report on progress annually to the UN Global Compact.
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Are you ready to move your company forward faster by 2030?

Across the Sustainable Development Goals there is a demonstrated correlation between bold action and positive corporate returns. Taking action today will help protect your business, people and the planet.

We’re calling on all companies to commit to one or more targets today. Ready to get started? Our action guides will show you what you need to do to make progress faster in each area.

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Not yet a participant? Join our global movement.

Want to help your organization take action but not already a participant of the United Nations Global Compact? No problem. The UN Global Compact provides a framework to guide all businesses regardless of size, complexity or location. You can express your interest here in a few simple steps.

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