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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This year’s winners present similarly innovative solutions and the message of inclusivity they share through their actions and achievements is now more important than ever,” said the First Lady of Colombia María Juliana Ruiz, who announced the award winners last year and serves as Colombia’s UN Goodwill Ambassador for SDG 17 – Partnerships for the Goals. 

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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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2020 Partnership of the Year

At a virtual event, P4G announced FINISH Mondial as its 2020 State-of-the-Art Partnership of the Year for scaling safe sanitation access to more than 5 million people across six countries, with an innovative self-sustaining model that involves both the demand and supply side of access.

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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
grow asia
shift asia
zero energy homes
district energy
Soot-Free Clean Bus Fleets
strategic water
next wave plastic