Organisations, funders celebrated during Catalyst 2030 Awards for Systemic Change 2022
Amsterdam 22 June 2022: Catalyst 2030, the global movement of people and organisations that are powering systems change to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, announced the winners of the Catalyst 2030 Awards for Systemic Change 2022 at Althorp House in Northamptonshire, UK today.
The online, global awards ceremony, hosted by renowned BBC journalist Emily Kasriel and author, entrepreneur and Chief Growth Officer at Clearco, Ruma Bose, celebrated organisations that are driving co-creative collaborations that are confronting some of the world’s most pressing problems, such as poverty, illiteracy, health crises and access to education.
“This year’s finalists, selected after a rigorous due diligence process, are actively advancing the systems change that we need if we are to achieve the SDGs by the 2030 deadline,” said Sohini Bhattacharya, Catalyst 2030 spokesperson and CEO of Breakthrough. Bhattacharya co-chaired the awards committee with Social Imperative, Co-founder and Board Member, Matthew Bishop. “Nominated by our members, the finalists included systems change leaders who have continuously distinguished themselves within philanthropic, government, business, bilateral and multilateral endeavours.”
Sixty finalists were selected from more than 200 nominations. The overall criteria for the Awards were developed from the collective expertise of Catalyst 2030 members, building on the movement’s solid frameworks for catalytic systems change work.
“The awards finalists are all involved in important and impactful systems change work, presenting our independent jury with the difficult task of selecting just a handful of winners in each of the four award categories, ranging from corporates, governments and donors, to bilateral and multilateral organisations across the globe, from Africa and the Americas to MENA, Europe and Asia Pacific,” Bhattacharya said.
Certificates and trophies, designed by artisans from The India Arts Project and Creative Dignity, were presented to 15 Catalyst 2030 Awards winners as follows:
Corporates Awards Category
- SAP, Germany
This category highlights best practices in private sector engagement with the social entrepreneurship
sector. Besides the direct, measurable benefits, these have also led to ecosystem shifts towards inclusiveness, equity and sustainability.
Donors Award Category
- Leader in Learning: Azim Premji Foundation, India
- Leader in Trust: Pathy Family Foundation, Canada
- Leader in Partnership: Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, United States
- Leader in Collaboration: Cartier Philanthropy, Switzerland
This award celebrates individuals and organisations that have deployed capital to support projects or initiatives to achieve systems change.
Governments Award Category
- Africa: Ministry of Health/Government of the Kingdom of Lesotho
- City of Orlando, Florida, United States
- Alcaldía de Condoto, Colombia
This award celebrates governments that support social entrepreneurship as a means to achieve the SDGs.
Bilateral and Multilateral Award Category
- European Commission, Belgium
This award celebrates teams or project units within bilateral and multilateral donors that have deployed capital to support projects or initiatives to achieve systems change.
Special Recognition Award
- Global Affairs Canada – “Canada Helping Women and Girls” Initiative, Canada
- L’Oreal Paris, India
- Women Moving Millions, United States
This award recognises the achievements of organisations who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing gender equity.
Notes for editors
Catalyst 2030 is a global movement of social entrepreneurs and social innovators from all sectors who share the common goal of creating innovative, people-centric approaches to attain the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Joining forces with communities, governments, businesses and others, Catalyst 2030 members are changing systems at all levels through collective action and bold, new strategies. Launched at the World Economic Forum in January 2020, Catalyst 2030 comprises more than 1,500 people and organisations who are active in over 180 countries and who directly reach an estimated two billion people.
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