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P3 Impact Award

Recognizing Collaborative Excellence 

The P3 Impact Award was created by Concordia, the University of Virginia Darden School Institute for Business in Society, and the U.S. Department of State Secretary's Office of Global Partnerships to recognize and honor best practices of public-private partnerships (P3s) that are improving communities and the world in the most impactful ways. The award seeks to highlight leading practices and actionable insights in the P3 arena. For this award, a P3 refers to any cross-sector collaboration that features public, private, nonprofit, or non-governmental organizations and addresses societal problems.

Congratulations to the 2017 P3 Impact Award Winner, Sanitation Marketing Systems in Bangladesh!

The Sanitation Marketing Systems partnership, between the Bangladesh Department of Public Health Engineering (DPHE), the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), UNICEF, iDE, and Rangpur Foundry Ltd. (RFL), seeks to strengthen the sanitation system in Bangladesh and prevent the spread of disease by facilitating scalable, sustainable access to improved sanitation.

The partnership has, as of June 2017, trained 340 latrine producers — 32 percent of whom are women — who sold over 37,000 improved latrines. Long-term social and economic impacts include improved health and wages saved from avoiding illness, as well as increased skills and employment for latrine producers.

Congratulations to the 2017 Audience Choice Award Winner, The Accenture and Upwardly Global Partnership!

Introduced in 2017, the Audience Choice Award was presented to the Accenture and Upwardly Global Partnership. Upwardly Global has partnered with Accenture since 2011 to help the technically and educationally advanced, but underemployed, refugee and immigrant population find skill-appropriate employment in the United States. This partnership has enabled UpGlo expand its reach from four to more than 40 states, led to approximately 4,400 job seekers using online training, and approximately 2,000 of those job seekers securing employment.

Applications for the 2018 P3 Impact Award are now being accepted through April 16, 2018

Apply for the 2018 P3 Impact Award


For questions or additional information, contact Impact@Darden.virginia.edu.

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