It all started…

in 2016, when Paul van Engen, Founder & Chairman of Right Now!, convened a summit in Vatican City to explore ways that the private, public and faith-based sectors could come together and co-create impactful solutions to help care for our Common Home and its most vulnerable inhabitants.

Out of that meeting, a group of diverse leaders came together and committed to putting the principles of His Holiness Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical Laudato sì into action.

The Laudato sì Challenge was born.

This is our third year. You may review previous years here: