TAKING UP THE CHALLENGES OF POPE FRANCIS’ ENCYCLICAL LAUDATO SI’…
The 2019 Laudato sì Challenge seeks to prevent forced displacement by empowering one million families to remain in their homes by 2021—supporting the vision of the Sustainable Development Goals “as a human dignity narrative, that leaves no one behind.”
By focusing on prevention, we are addressing forced displacement at its root causes: poverty, persecution, conflict—and environmental degradation.
We are pursuing our impact-centered mission along two tracks:
1. Identifying, supporting and scaling high-quality, later-stage enterprise solutions; and,
2. Securing new, specific and measurable “Commitments to Impact.”
The Laudato sì Challenge drives impact by bringing together bold leaders in the public, private and faith sectors to take action on the grand challenge of forced displacement.
In 2018, our Commitments to Impact stand to improve the lives of 12.6 million people.