About

Hi, I’m Tom (say hello on LinkedIn)

I've spent more than a decade working in the field of sustainable development: in both the private sector and as part of global philanthropy and NGOs including initiatives of the Rockefeller Foundation, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and the World Resources Institute.

The SDGs are to me the best answer the World has to the question “what does a good sustainable future look like?”.

There was more than enough reasons as to why we, from national governments to local actors, should help achieve the SDGs. What was missing, however, was the how - how could local action help achieve the Global Goals?

After years of searching for a helpful solution I realised in early 2021 that I had to build it myself: so with the help of the team at Accelerating Action I built the Accelerating Action Tool.

Accelerating Action

Accelerating Action was created to do exactly that: achieve accelerated action at a pace and scale needed to meet the SDGs by 2030.

The Accelerating Action tool

The Accelerating Action Tool is the quick and accurate way to map your actions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is designed to be used by both beginners and experts who want to improve the sustainable impact of their actions.

Use it to assess any type of action: from policies and plans to physical projects and funding applications.

The online tool is unique in that it helps you not only assess but also improve your impact - and be able to communicate this impact to others.

It’s also faster and more accurate than many alternatives meaning you spend less time assessing your actions and more time actually delivering them.

The Accelerating Action Tool is a Specialist Service Provider to UNDRR’s Making Cities Resilient 2030 campaign and has also recently been shortlisted for the European Commission and UNFCCC’s (a.k.a UN Climate Change) digital innovation award 2022.