State-of-the-Art Partnership Awards

Deliver Inclusive Impact and Become P4G's Next State-of-the-Art Award Champions

P4G is looking for the world's most innovative partnerships delivering measurable sustainable growth and climate action impact. Our State-of-the-Art Partnerships are best-in-class examples of multistakeholder partnerships that can rapidly scale and replicate their models of change. We welcome the most entrepreneurial solutions capable of delivering transformative impact in this decade of action. 

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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. 

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

Partnerships will go through two rounds of judging. In the first round, P4G and a panel of expert judges will select the sector winner and best up-and-coming partnership of the year. In the second and final round, a global panel of judges will select the 2021 State-of-the-Art Partnership of the Year.

Judges Will Choose Winners Based on the Following Criteria:

  • Eligibility—Address one or more of P4G’s five targeted SDGs. The partnership includes at least one commercial and one civil society partner.   

  • Impact—Partnership has demonstrated measurable and verifiable outcomes. 

  • Innovation—Partnership has developed innovative and commercially-viable 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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The P4G State-of-the-Art Partnership Awards recognize the world’s most innovative and successful multistakeholder partnerships in five Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) areas. P4G will accept applications from April 2 to July 31, 2021. The global competition is open to partnerships in any country or combination of countries.

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.

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