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Improve the lives of 10M refugees by 2020

We have a duty to our brothers and sisters who, for various reasons, have been forced to leave their homeland: a duty of justice, of civility and of solidarity.

— His Holiness Pope Francis

You can be part of The Challenge in three ways


Funds go to a U.S. 501(c)(3) foundation that will distribute 100% of all collected funds to the 10 organizations supporting refugees.


Those organizations locally by becoming customers or ambassadors.


The community of people who want to make our world a better place.


From the pool of applications around the world, two committees—one comprised of recognized ethicists and one of professional businesspeople—have selected the top 10 businesses that most effectively and sustainably improve the lives of refugees, migrants and internally-displaced people, while embodying the principles of what His Holiness Pope Francis calls a "social economy," one that works for everyone, everywhere.

They support the challenge

Why wouldn’t you?

Cardinal Peter Kodwo Turkson

Prefect of the Holy See Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development

Eric Harr

Co Founder & CEO

Ahmad Ashkar

Co-Founder // Founder & CEO, Hult Prize

Ibrahim AlHusseini

Co-Founder // Managing Director, Full Cycle Fund

Rick Parnell

Founding Partner // Former COO, United Nations Foundation

Reema Khan

Founding Partner // Founder, CEO, Green Sands Equity

Chade-Meng Tan

Founding Partner // Chairman, Billion Acts of Peace

Jeff Cherry

Founding Partner // Executive Director, Conscious Ventures Lab

Her Excellency Reem AlHashimy

Founding Partner // Emirates Minister of State and Managing Director for the Dubai World Expo 2020 Bid Committee

Brendan Doherty

Founding Partner // Co-Founder, Forbes Impact

Tim Shirk

Advisor // Managing Director, Ritchie Family Office, Fox River

Giuseppe Saviano

Production Manager

Thomas Ermacora

Co-Founder // impact entrepreneur, urbanist, founder of Clear Village, Advisor to World Economic Forum

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