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Join the Microsoft #BuildFor2030 Initiative

Together we can accelerate innovation, changemaking, and collective impact, helping to advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Celebrate and be inspired by our hackathon winners.

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

Hear direct from partners who are leveraging the #BuildFor2030 Initiative to extend their reach and grow their business and discover training sessions from the #BuildFor2030 Hackathon.

Get in touch with us and start your journey for impact.

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 Cloud Partner Program with a valid PartnerID 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.

#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.
Solution showcase
Discover featured solutions from women-led businesses driving positive business outcomes.
Celebrating trailblazers
Join Leona Locke in celebrating women leaders in tech and their innovative solutions.
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Hear from partners participating in #BuildFor2030 on how they’re benefitting from the initiative.
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.
Solution showcase
Discover featured solutions that are accelerating a sustainable future.
Creating a sustainable future
Join Nick Parker in recognizing partners building for a more sustainable future.
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Learn about the unique partner opportunity to help meet the sustainability needs of customers.
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.
Solution showcase
Discover featured solutions that are empowering an inclusive and accessible world.
Enabling a shared approach
Hear from Nicole Dezen on scaling accessibility through partnership and a shared approach.
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Learn about how assistive technology and disability inclusion drives business value.
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.
Solution showcase
Discover featured solutions that are helping nonprofits transform and scale mission impact.
Accelerating the missions of nonprofits
Join Justin Spelhaug in recognizing partners helping nonprofits to transform and scale their mission impact.
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Learn how you can accelerate the missions of nonprofits and grow your business with Microsoft Cloud for Nonprofit.
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.
Solution showcase
Explore featured solutions that are building more resilient communities.
Building more resilient communities
Join Angela Heise in recognizing partners that are building more resilient communities, together.
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Learn how to deliver innovative solutions to help governments address resilience, sustainability, equity, and accessibility.
Get resources to support solutions that empower communities for a more resilient future.


Who is eligible to participate in the #BuildFor2030 Initiative?

All members of the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program with a valid PartnerID who are developing or have developed a solution or service that supports at least one of the #BuildFor2030 themes are eligible for the initiative. If you haven’t already joined the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program, get started here.

How do I participate in the initiative?
Submit your information to get connected to resources and feature opportunities via our nomination form.

Expand your reach