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Catalyst 2030 Awards for Systemic Change: Join our global celebration of systems change leaders

17 June 2022 | Events, Press Releases

Amsterdam 17 June 2022: Join our global movement of people and organisations as we celebrate the latest successes of our Catalyst 2030 partners and allies who are committed to implementing bold new strategies in pursuit of attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

Our annual Catalyst 2030 Awards for Systemic Change takes place to celebrate the achievements of the individuals and organisations, who are driving co-creative collaborations to confront some of the world’s most pressing problems. In the spirit of global collaboration, anyone who has an interest in philanthropic funding and systems change work will want to join us for our one-hour awards ceremony which will take place online on Wednesday 22 June from 4pm to 5pm (CEST). Register to attend the awards ceremony here.

This year’s finalists have been involved in supporting work which aims to change the lives of people across the world for the better, ranging from seeking solutions to challenges such as poverty and food insecurity to inequal access to education, skills training and healthcare, to accelerate attainment of the SDGs.

A total of 200 nominations for the awards were received, from which the movement’s General Assembly, seven jurors and a 12-member awards committee selected more than 60 finalists. Awards finalists include our partners and allies such as philanthropic, multilateral and non-profit organisations, funders, governments and corporates, who embrace collaboration and co-creation as they shift power dynamics globally for greater inclusivity to pursue the SDGs. Social Imperative, Founder and Board Member, Matthew Bishop and Breakthrough, CEO Sohini Bhattacharya co-chaired the Awards Committee.

“We are excited that our growing movement of dedicated social entrepreneurs and innovators will be hosting our second annual awards ceremony to highlight and celebrate the outstanding work of various individuals, organisations and governments, who share and work towards our common goals to accelerate attainment of the SDGs. We invite everyone who has a keen interest in systems change work to join us as we globally celebrate their successes. These achievements of our members and allies demonstrate how our movement is impacting the world to make it far more just for everyone,” spokesperson for Catalyst 2030 Sohini Bhattacharya said.

The remarkable 2022 finalists included leaders from various sectors who continuously distinguished themselves within philanthropic, government, business, bilateral and multilateral endeavours. They also advocate for the development and implementation of strategies geared towards the achievement of the 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


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.

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

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