Sparking innovation with our people and ecosystem

The Social Innovators initiative is inspired by two fundamental beliefs. First, anyone can be a social innovator if they are equipped with key skills and mindsets. Second, we can only tackle the complex challenges facing society through collaboration.

The Accelerator and Eco Innovation Challenge empower our people to put these skills into practice with clients, startups and other ecosystem partners.

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Accenture social innovators

Helping young people better prepare for their future.

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Learning experience

Our learning experience is inspired by experts from across Accenture and our ecosystem.

Our people have already completed more than 2,000 hours of coursework. Through this experience, they build critical skills including life-centered design, conscientious innovation, storytelling, cross-sector collaboration and measuring social impact.


The Accelerator supports Social Innovators across Accenture with booster funding, connections and coaching to design social innovation at speed. The program encourages teams to work with partners across sectors with a mindset that we are greater, together.

Within six months of its launch, more than 90 teams with over 360 people and over 100 ecosystem partners—including 35 clients—participated in the Accelerator.

Accelerator projects include:

  • Winning teams from the Eco Innovation Challenge
  • Expanding access to essential healthcare services in Canada
  • Closing the digital divide for school children in Colombia, India, Slovakia, the United Arab Emirates and the United States
  • Virtualizing services for nonprofits and small businesses in Japan, Mexico, Portugal and Spain
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Eco innovation challenge

Tackling the greatest environmental challenges
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“We’re fast-tracking social innovation.” – Social Innovators Program Manager, Colleen Sheehy

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