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9 May 2022 | 2022, Press Releases

Catalyst 2030 announces Systems Change Awards 2022 finalists

Finalists include philanthropic, multilateral and non-profit organisations, funders, government and business leaders who embrace collaboration and co-creation as they shift power dynamics to pursue the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Catalyst 2030, the global movement of people and organisations, who have committed to applying bold new strategies in pursuit of the SDGs have unveiled the finalists of the annual System Change Awards 2022.

The vision of the movement’s global Systems Change Awards 2022, now in its second year, is to celebrate individuals and organisations that drive co-creative collaborations that confront some of the world’s most pressing problems. This includes exploring solutions to challenges such as poverty, food insecurity and inequal access to education, skills training and healthcare to accelerate attainment of the SDGs to make the world a better place.

The Systems Change 2022 Awards received 200 nominations from which the movement’s General Assembly, seven jurors and a 12-member awards committee had selected more than 60 finalists. The awards committee is co-chaired by Social Imperative, Founder and Board Member, Matthew Bishop and Breakthrough, CEO Sohini Bhattacharya.

“As a movement of dedicated social entrepreneurs and innovators, we are resolute in our pursuit to achieve the SDGs and support individuals, organisations and governments, who share and work towards our common goals. We also want to celebrate their successes. Our annual awards ceremony is just one way we highlight the achievements of our members and allies. They demonstrate how our movement is impacting the world to make it far more just place for everyone,” spokesperson for Catalyst 2030 Jeroo Billimoria said.

The 2022 finalists cut across sectors and included leaders who continuously distinguished themselves within philanthropic, government, business, bilateral and multilateral endeavors. At the same time, they advocate for the development and implementation of strategies geared towards the achievement of ambitious SDGs by 2030.

Finalists include the following individuals and organisations in alphabetical order by awards category:


  • Itaú, Brazil
  • Lavazza Group, Italy
  • L’Oreal Paris, India
  • SAP, Germany


1. Leader in Learning

  • Azim Premji Foundation, India
  • Pathy Family Foundation, Canada
  • Paul Hamlyn Foundation, United Kingdom
  • Veddis Foundation, India
  • Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, United States

2. Leader in Trust

  • HalfMyDaf, United States
  • Human Capability Foundation, United Kingdom
  • Pathy Family Foundation, Canada
  • Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, United States
  • Women Moving Millions, United States

3. Leader in Partnership

  • Fundación Comunitaria de Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
  • Veddis Foundation, India
  • Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, United States
  • Women Moving Millions, United States

4. Leader in Collaboration

  • Cartier Philanthropy, Switzerland
  • H&M Foundation, Sweden
  • MacArthur Foundation, United States
  • Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, United States


1. Africa

  • Kwale County Government and Ummah Initiative Group, Kenya
  • Ministry of Health/Government of The Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho, Lesotho

2. Americas

  • Alcaldía de Condoto, Colombia
  • City of Orlando, Florida, United States

3. Asia Pacific

  • State of Maharashtra, India
  • Victorian Government, Australia

4. Europe

  • Government of France (Pact for Impact), France
  • Government of Spain, Spain


  • Bahrain Science Centre, Bahrain
  • Government of Jordan Social Security Corporation (SSC), Jordan

Bilaterals and Multilaterals

  • European Commission, Belgium
  • Global Affairs Canada – “Canada Helping Women and Girls” Initiative, Canada
  • Sida – Regional Cooperation in Africa, Sweden
The winners of the global awards in the respective categories will be announced on 22 June 2022 at the Catalyst 2030, Systems Change Awards 2022 virtual ceremony. We congratulate all the nominees, collaborators, jurors and finalists.


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. We believe in collective action and that bold new strategies are needed to achieve the SDGs by 2030.

For more information about the work of Catalyst 2030, or to arrange an interview, please contact Nwando Ajene

Catalyst 2030

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