5 public-private partnerships in running for 2017 P3 Impact Award

The Office of Global Partnerships with the U.S. Department of State, the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Institute for Business in Society and Concordia recently released their finalists for the P3 Impact Award of 2017.

The award recognizes P3s, public-private partnerships, that perform to a stellar level in the areas of economic development, employment, agriculture, health and sanitation and women's empowerment, a State Department release said.

The five finalists for the award are:

- The Accenture and Upwardly Global Partnership, which helps immigrants and refugees use their skills to become plugged into employment in the U.S.

- Care-Cargill Partnership: Nourishing the Future in Central America, which partners with the 66 most marginalized communities in the countries of Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua by providing them with access to sustainable food and farming practices.

- Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women, which helps to give women in 56 countries access to business education and capital so that they are able to financially manage their own companies.

- Partnering for Poultry, which works in the areas of Ethiopia, Amhara and Tigray to increase nutrition opportunities.

- Sanitation Marketing Systems in Bangladesh, which partners the Swiss Development Cooperation and other humanitarian organizations with the Bangladesh Department of Public Health Engineering to increase their sanitation system.

The winner of the P3 Impact Award will be announced at the Concordia Summit in New York on Sept. 18 and 19, the release said.

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