SoA 2019
Celebrating the world's most innovative partnerships for sustainable development

The P4G State-of-the-Art Partnership Awards are presented annually to public-private partnerships that have achieved measurable success based on innovation, impact and scalability. We salute businesses, civil society organizations and governments working together for a more sustainable world.

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“We were so honored to win the Partnership of the Year Award in 2019’s State-of-the-Art Partnership Award process. With the help of the P4G Award, we’re changing the narrative about underserved communities, and especially underserved women – by positioning them as solution-builders rather than victims. Having the legitimacy of this award also helped our investors recognize the strength of our product and understand that social and environmental good goes hand-in-hand with economic growth.” – Durreen Shahnaz, CEO and Founder of Impact Investment Exchange (IIX)

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An award of excellence will be presented to one partnership in each of five key SDG areas

The five State-of-the-Art Award winners will advance to a final evaluation where a global panel of judges will select the winner of the 2020 P4G State-of-the-Art Partnership of the Year Award.

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Judges Will Choose Winners Based on the Following Criteria:
  • Eligibility—Address one or more of P4G’s five targeted SDGs. Partnership includes combination of civil society, government and business organizations.  

  • Impact—Partnership has demonstrated measurable and verifiable outcomes. 

  • Innovation—Partnership has developed innovative solutions to address its target SDG. 

  • Scalability—Partnership has grown since its launch and has demonstrated the ability to be replicated in other markets. 

  • Financial Sustainability—Partnership implements market-based solutions that have already or will attract a level of commercial investment and/or support.

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Get to Know Past Winners

Since 2018, P4G and experts from around the world have recognized world-class partnerships pursuing innovation in P4G's key SDG areas.

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2019 State of the Art
2019 Partnership of the Year

In 2019, The Women’s Livelihood Bond Series, a partnership focused on the intersection of women’s empowerment and zero hunger, was named the State-of-the-Art Partnership of the Year. The award was announced at a P4G Awards Luncheon on the sidelines of the UN Climate Action Summit. The First Lady of the Republic of Colombia María Juliana Ruiz Sandoval presented the award.

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2018 Partnership of the Year

The Courtauld Commitment 2025 was named 2018 State-of-the-Art Partnership of the Year, for their successful and highly replicable approach to reducing food waste in the U.K. Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark presented the partnership with the award during the televised ceremony at the P4G Copenhagen Summit.

Past Sector Winners
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Soot-Free Clean Bus Fleets
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