P3 Impact Award 2015: Applications Are Open
The U.S. Department of State Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships (S/GP), along with Concordia and the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Institute for Business in Society (IBiS) are accepting applications for the second annual P3 Impact Award, which honors exemplar public-private partnerships (P3s) from around the world. The P3 Impact Award was created by the three partners in 2014 to recognize P3s that are improving communities and the world in impactful ways. Last year’s winner was CocoaLink, a partnership between The Hershey Company, the Ghana Cocoa Board, and the World Cocoa Foundation, which seeks to use mobile technology to give cocoa farmers more access to information and improved farming techniques.
The winner of the 2015 competition will be announced at the Concordia Summit in New York City in September and receive a full scholarship for a weeklong Darden Executive Education course. The finalists will be featured in a special issue of the Darden School’s Ideas to Action publication, promoted on S/GP’s website, and recognized throughout the Summit.
Applications are being accepted until May 29, 2015, and will be reviewed by an independent panel of judges. Judges will review the applications based on the partnership’s measurable impacts, economic and social benefits, innovation, financial effectiveness, and scalability. The finalists will be selected in July. For the purpose of the application, public-private partnerships are defined as any cross-sector collaboration that features public, private, nongovernmental, or nonprofit organizations that address societal problems. Full criteria and application instructions can be found on the P3 Impact Award website.
We encourage you to submit your partnerships for consideration!