Taking up the challenges of Laudato si’, The Laudato si’ Challenge seeks to sustainably improve the lives of 10 million people excluded from Our Common Home by 2020 through businesses that are sustainable and ethical—thus anticipating the vision of the SDGs of “being a human dignity narrative that leaves no one behind.”
The UNHCR Global Trends report finds over 68 million people were displaced from their homes by conflict, persecution, environmental degradation and lack of economic opportunity in 2017. This is the highest number of displaced people in recorded history.
Despite the scope and urgency of this humanitarian crisis, we have successfully resettled a small number of those in need.
You can be part of the solution in two ways:
His Holiness Pope Francis' 2015 encyclical, Laudato si', and his enduring commitment to the vulnerable and the poor, serve as the inspiration for The Laudato Si' Challenge. In December, we will celebrate the top six companies and Commitments to Impact. If you’re a mission-aligned enterprise interested in supporting our event, we welcome a discussion.
We are seeking strategic and mission-aligned partners who make new, specific and measurable "Commitments to Impact" to help sustainably improve the lives of people excluded from Our Common Home. If you are interested in aligning business interests and helping address the crisis of forced displacement, let's explore a mutually-beneficial partnership.