P4G to Award the World’s Most Innovative Public-Private Partnerships for Sustainable Development


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Media Contact: Frank Walter, P4G Head of Communications, frank.walter@p4gpartnerships.org

WASHINGTON – 3 APRILP4G, the Partnering for Green Growth and Global Goals 2030 Initiative, announced today the opening of its 2019 State-of-the-Art Partnership Awards application. The awards recognize innovative public-private partnerships that have achieved measurable success in their approach to one or more of five UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

P4G and a panel of expert judges will select a winner from the following SDG areas:

  • SDG 2 Zero Hunger
  • SDG 6 Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production (circular economy)

To qualify, a partnership must include at least one organization each from the private, public and civil society sectors and have achieved measurable impact in its target SDG sector. The global competition is open to partnerships in any country or combination of countries. P4G will accept applications on its website, p4gpartnerships.org, no later than June 30. The five sector winners will showcase their partnership and compete for the partnership of the year award to be announced at a recognition event on the sidelines of the UN Climate Action Summit 2019 in New York City, September 23.

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At the P4G Copenhagen Summit in October 2018, attended by a global audience of heads of state, CEOs, investors and civil society leaders, a panel of judges selected the Courtauld Commitment, a partnership that has achieved much success in reducing food waste in the U.K., as the 2018 P4G State-of-the-Art Partnership of the Year. Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark presented the winner with a Danish-designed award during the televised ceremony. All the 2018 finalists and winners are featured on the P4G website and YouTube channel.

“Winning the 2018 P4G State-of-the-Art Partnership of the Year Award was a powerful recognition of the proven impact of the Courtauld Commitment over the last 13 years,” remarked Marcus Gover, Chief Executive of WRAP, the leading partner for the 2018 P4G State-of-the-Art Partnership recipient. “It has helped us build credibility for the value and importance of public-private partnerships and has assisted us hugely in our work replicating this with partners around the world.”

The 2019 winning partnership will be prominently featured in P4G outreach and social media and will also gain access to P4G’s growing network of CEOs and government leaders around the world. Promotional partners include C40, Global Green Growth Institute, IFC, SAP Next-Gen, UN Global Compact, World Economic Forum and World Resources Institute.

“We aim to showcase state-of-the-art partnerships that can be models for other partnerships looking to achieve impact on the SDGs including P4G partnerships,” said P4G Global Director Ian de Cruz. “These partnerships provide demonstration value to inspire and scale new business and finance models to drive sustainable development and to power the green economy.” 

More information on the P4G State-of-the-Art Partnership Award is available on the P4G website.

About P4G

P4G – Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 – is currently funding and facilitating 24 public-private partnerships. These include projects to accelerate the adoption of electric buses in Latin America, expand the supply of renewable energy in Sub-Sahara Africa, reduce food loss and waste in Indonesia and reduce plastic and packaging waste from e-commerce in China. P4G is a collaborative partnership among nine partner countries: Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mexico, the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea and Vietnam.  In addition, C40, World Economic Forum, Global Green Growth Institute, IFC and World Resources Institute, which hosts P4G’s global hub, are partner organizations to P4G.

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