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Sustainability Accelaration Programme

Applications are now open for the Sustainability Acceleration Programme of SDG House Greece, powered by Orange Grove.




Learn more about the Sustainability Acceleration Programme

  • 01 Duration

    8 weeks

  • 02 Location


  • 03 Cost

    Free of charge

  • 04 Language



This is an intensive training programme for established businesses seeking to integrate sustainability processes, approaches and compliance into their business models. It comprises of a series of high-paced workshops that cover, among other, strategy design, transition planning, trends, regulation compliance and reporting, value chains, marketing and human resources. Participants will gain essential knowledge and skills to navigate through the challenges and leverage the opportunities of a sustainability transition in their company, as they rethink business models, analyze dilemmas and examine best & worst practices.


  • 8 weeks of interactive workshops delivered by international trainers on developing an actionable plan for the sustainability transition of your company.
  • Digital training materials through our platform.
  • Access to a vibrant ecosystem of alumni entrepreneurs.
  • Connections to the international network of SDG House Greece, Orange Grove and the Embassy of the Netherlands.

The programme is addressed to established for-profit SMEs / businesses striving to create the groundwork to accelerate their sustainability transition in order to embed sustainability in their processes, comply with new legislation such as CSRD, respond to market (and investor) expectations and/or attract the right talent (…and be on the right side of the economy and history in the very near future).

Applications will remain open until Wednesday 14th February, at 23:59 (GMT+2). You may submit your application in draft form and edit until the deadline (see application form for instructions).

The programme will launch w/c 26th February. Depending on the week, we will hold 2-hour online workshops once or twice / week via our platform. Additional workshops, meetups or other activities may be scheduled during the week. All dates and times are subject to change.

The programme is supported by a grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Financial Mechanism 2014-2021, in the frame of the Programme “Business Innovation Greece”.

SDG House Greece would not have been possible without the support of its founding sponsor Reggeborgh, main sponsor Heineken and sponsors FrieslandCampina, Interamerican, Philips, KLM and HeDA. It is partner to the SDG House Network, based in the Netherlands.



Who can apply to join SDG House?

Applicants must be existing for-profit, SMEs/legal entities in Greece, at an early- or more mature stage. Participants must speak English as the programme will be delivered in English.

What happens after I apply?

Once the application process closes, all applications will be reviewed. Shortlisted applications will be invited to join the programme.

Is there a fee to join SDG House?

Due to the amazing support of our donors and sponsors, our programme is fully sponsored and, therefore, there is no participation fee.

Is there a limit to the team size?

Yes, we aim to host only up to 2 members of a team in our programme to allow the workshops to be as interactive as possible. If your core team consists of over 2 members, please get in touch with us (

Is SDG House looking into specific sectors?

SDG House accepts applications from all sectors, except ideas / businesses related to military products or services, gambling, tobacco or products / services illegal by EU or Greek law. Furthermore, SDG House does not support ideas / businesses that infringe the rights of third parties of any kind, and/or are contrary to accepted principles of morality, and/or whose implementation may jeopardize public order, the public interest or fundamental human rights.

I don’t live in Athens can I still apply?

This is an online programme and you may apply from any location within Greece. But meetups will be organized at our office premises in Athens. Participants are encouraged to join the meetups to gain from networking opportunities offered but this is not mandatory.