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Sustainable Development Goals Award

Applications now open for 2022

Clifford Chance has opened applications for its annual global United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) Award, which this year has an educational focus. The award is aligned with the UN SDGs, which also inform Clifford Chance's pro bono and community outreach efforts. The intention of the award is to recognise and support outstanding achievement in contributing towards the achievement of the UN SDGs.

In 2022 we are welcoming applications for the award from non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and educational institutions, including schools and universities, around the world, whose work contributes towards the achievement of SDG 4, which is to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. The judges are particularly interested in award submissions that demonstrate a commitment to innovative  approaches towards the achievement of SDG 4 and those which show potential to be replicated and scaled.

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 13 June to Friday 22 July, with the winner being announced in September 2022. View and complete the application form.

About the 2021 winner

Clifford Chance 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 received 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.

Read more about Plan Vivo.

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