In the spirit of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal 17 (Partnership for the Goals), we are committed to working in partnership with other organisations in order to contribute towards the achievement of all of the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Clifford Chance Sustainable Development Goals Award recognises outstanding contributions towards the achievement of the SDGs. This year we welcome applications for the award from non-governmental organisations (NGOs) from around the world who are focused on the environmental SDGs: 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), 13 (Climate Action), 14 (Life Below Water) and/or 15 (Life on Land).
Eligible organisations will be seeking to address any of a broad range of environmental issues, from climate change and responsible supply chains to pollution, biodiversity to water insecurity and more. Entries will be reviewed by the same criteria irrespective of the entrant's size, geographical location, or previous interaction with Clifford Chance.
Clifford Chance will provide the winning organisation with a £50,000 donation (or the local currency equivalent) and 500 pro bono hours. The winner will be chosen by a judging panel including representatives of Clifford Chance, the firm's strategic pro bono partners, and clients.
Applications are open from Monday 16 August 2021 to Friday 17 September 2021, with the winner being announced in October 2021.
Please note applications for the Award are now closed.
Clifford Chance chooses environmental protection charity Plan Vivo as winner of its inaugural Sustainable Development Goals award
Clifford Chance has named environmental protection charity and voluntary carbon standard, Plan Vivo as the winner of its first ever sustainable development goal award, developed with the objective of supporting non-governmental organisations (NGOs) whose work contributes to the achievement of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Plan Vivo, based in Scotland will receive a £50,000 donation and 500 hours of pro bono support over an 18-month period to support the next stage of its growth, in particular, its ability to measure and evaluate impact and better incorporate the inclusion of marginalised groups at the project design stage.