L'oeil de la Genève Internationale
October 2017

Accelerate2030 is a cross-border scaling program for positive social and environmental impact launched by Impact Hub Geneva in 2016 with UNDP as the founding partner. The mission of Accelerate2030 is to scale the impact of ventures that contribute towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the Agenda 2030 and to help them develop sustainable corporate culture in line with their values.

Accelerate2030 believes that a paradigm shift towards sustainable business practices is underway, and we wish to support ventures around the world to scale their business working towards achieving positive social impact in their communities, as well as to support them with internal sustainable corporate culture through our leadership coaching. We believe that the future of business relies on sustainable business practices, and the unique positioning of the programme in Geneva can leverage the potential and networks of many organisations head-quartered in Switzerland, as well as the vibrant financial community in the country and rest of Europe.

The 9 global finalists of the 2017 edition, coming from Latin America, Africa, South-east Asia and Europe, will be in Geneva from the 6th to the 14th of October to meet impact investors, corporate and leadership experts, international organizations, and other entrepreneurs who will coach them for the following 9 months. These finalists have been selected throughout the 17 countries Accelerate2030 works in amongst a pool of 324 applicants. The highlight of this week is the SDG Factory on October 12th, which is also the chance for any member of the public to go to Impact Hub Geneva to meet the finalists and participate in evening drinks and networking.

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