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Join the Microsoft #BuildFor2030 Initiative

The Microsoft #BuildFor2030 Initiative is a call to action for Microsoft partners to accelerate innovation, changemaking, and collective impact, helping to advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Participation and benefits

We help you to skill up for impact, build, publish to the Microsoft commercial marketplace, and accelerate growth with go-to-market benefits.

Learn about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by all United Nations member states in 2015, represent a shared and universal commitment to deliver on 17 ambitious Global Goals for peace and prosperity for people and the planet by 2030.

Be a changemaker

Changemaking is about accelerating your capacity for innovation. Changemakers identify a specific problem or opportunity to drive social impact, give themselves permission to do something about it, and use a combination of knowledge, resources, and determination to tackle it. Learn how organizations can develop a changemaking culture.

Gain technical skills to build for impact

Learn about accessibility and inclusive design, responsible AI, the Emissions Impact Dashboard and more from training with the #BuildFor2030 Hackathon playlist.
Hear from partners on how they’re leveraging the #BuildFor2030 Initiative to extend their reach and grow their businesses.

Impact starts with bringing solutions to market

We support partners making a difference with a focus on the #BuildFor2030 themes of gender equality, climate action and sustainability, accessibility and disability inclusion, enabling nonprofits, and empowering communities. Learn more about #BuildFor2030 themes.

Build and publish your solution

Access solution development resources and get guidance to publish your impact-focused solution on the Microsoft commercial marketplace—AppSource and Azure Marketplace. The Microsoft commercial marketplace expands partners' reach to more than 4 million monthly active users across 140 geographies—with 100,000 high-potential leads generated monthly.

All partners in the Microsoft Partner Network with a valid MPN ID are eligible to participate.

Tell us about your solution and get assistance.

Follow us and stay informed

Build relationships and engage with other changemakers. Stay up-to-date with the initiative by joining Inclusive Economy Conversations on the Microsoft Partner Community.

Accelerate your growth with added go-to-market benefits

After you've published your impact-focused solution to the commercial marketplace, you can nominate it for a feature opportunity. Gain added go-to-market benefits and show your customers your commitment to building a better world.

Be sure to include your Microsoft AppSource or Azure Marketplace solution or service name and listing URL in your nomination. Nominate your solution for a feature opportunity.

#BuildFor2030 feature opportunity benefits:

  • Solution or service highlighted via Microsoft channels, such as the #BuildFor2030 landing page and Featured Apps on the Microsoft commercial marketplace (subject to availability).
  • #BuildFor2030 promotion kit, including access to the Partner Go-To-Market Toolbox and customizable GTM assets like social copy and assets, customer case study, and more.
  • Assistance to help publish a transactable offer to the Microsoft commercial marketplace.
  • Increased awareness and potential customer interest for your solution on Microsoft commercial marketplace.
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Accelerating our collective impact

Learn more about our partners and their transformational solutions and services that are enabling a more inclusive, equitable, and sustainable world.

Coming soon: The Microsoft #BuildFor2030 Hackathon

Join us this September to accelerate impact and drive transformative solutions to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

#BuildFor2030 themes

We focus on five themes, inspired by the UN SDGs, to support partners making a difference.

Gender equality

Celebrating women-led businesses and solutions that create more equal participation, economic access, and opportunities at all levels in work and life for women and girls.
Gender equality resources
Get resources to support gender equity solutions and women-led innovation.

Climate action and sustainability

Solutions that address environmental challenges faced by customers and industries across the globe toward a net-zero carbon future.
Climate action and sustainability resources
Get resources to support climate action and sustainability solutions for a more sustainable future.

Accessibility and disability inclusion

Accessible technology and solutions that enable inclusive experiences for more than a billion people living with disabilities.
Accessibility and Disability Inclusion
Get resources to support accessibility and disability inclusion solutions for a more inclusive world.

Enabling the nonprofit sector

Solutions that enable the nonprofit sector to achieve scalable and measurable mission impact.
Enabling Nonprofit resources
Get resources to support enabling nonprofits and solutions that help scale their mission impact.

Empowering communities

Solutions that strengthen our institutions; create more equitable access to health, education, and social services; and support resilient communities.
Empowering Communities resources
Get resources to support solutions that empower communities for a more resilient future.

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