State-of-the-Art Partnership Awards

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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 to apply by July 31, 2022. Read below about our 2021 Sector Winners.

SDG 2 Food and Agriculture: BetterCycle converts organic waste into insect protein thus reducing waste and preserving wild fish populations in the ocean. 

SDG 6 Clean Water and Sanitation: Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) and Kenya Innovative Finance Facility for Water (KIFFWA) Partnership provides early-stage capital and expertise to Kenyan entrepreneurs to develop viable water initiatives and attract private investors.

SDG 7 Affordable and Clean Energy: CFI2030 Jeju transforms the city of Jeju into a net-zero hub utilizing state-of-the-art technology including renewable energy, electric vehicles, smart grids and microgrids.

SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities: Sociedad Hipotecaria Federal (SHF) Sustainable Portfolio expands energy efficient homes in Mexico by providing financial incentives and technical assistance to encourage developers to build sustainable homes.

SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production: Closing the Loop on Textile Waste in Kenya, the 2021 Partnership of the Year, reduces waste by regenerating fabric waste into virgin-quality fiber for use in textile production.

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, partnerships will pitch their innovative approach, and a global panel of judges will select the 2022 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. The global competition is open to partnerships in any country or combination of countries. Submit your application by July 31, 2022. 

2021 Partnership of the Year

At COP26, P4G announced Closing the Loop on Textile Waste in Kenya as 2021 State-of-the-Art Partnership of the Year for its innovative and inclusive approach to recycling textile waste. 

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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.

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