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The Global Challenges Retreat (GCR) is a collective of entrepreneurs and social impact leaders working to address global and local challenges and to co-create a better future.

The GCR removes the key unknowns in social innovation by teaching a systematic approach that any social entrepreneur can implement to accelerate the rate at which they can produce the right innovations, articulate and communicate their unique value, attract congruent capital and scale their impact.


“If we can catalyse enough people to action we can succeed in creating a just, peaceful and sustainable world. Some of them will be musicians, some of them will be scientists, contractors, teachers, artists, builders – that’s the lovely thing about what we do – we don’t tell people what to do. We don’t teach them to meditate or pray or protest. We ask what moves you?”

— Mac Macartney

Do You Have An Idea Which You Think Can Impact Global Goals?

Come ready to roll up your sleeves and work on your social change initiative with experts in the fields of empathic design and innovation, social finance and public governance.


Make a choice.

Make change.

Make a difference.

The Global Challenges Retreat is a bootcamp for social impact entrepreneurs who are ready to begin punching above their weight and leading social change initiatives, visioning and implementing new public private partnerships for shared value and positive human, social and environmental impact. LEARN MORE

GCR 2019 is not for anyone who wants to make an impact but is for a select group of entrepreneurs who have the passion and ability to pioneer unique approaches to making measurable progress on the SDGs.

You are a good fit for GCR 2019 if you
✔ already have a social change idea/project or initiative
✔ want access to and to build competency in new social financing vehicles to fund your ‘Proof of Concept’ or to take your initiative to another level of impact
✔ want to be able to open doors and influence key decision-makers
✔ want to master the skill of deeply connecting with any target audience
✔ want to leverage the expertise and resources of others to support your social change initiative
✔ want to learn how to design, structure, negotiate and close public private partnerships for shared value and sustainable development
✔ have the time and energy seriously to commit to your initiative in the next 6-12 months


GCR 2019 is your first intensive bootcamp which kick-starts a 12 month programme where you master navigating Social Entrepreneurship with your customized 4P Catalyst Map. U-Solve will continue to support you with legal and impact measurement to help you to design, structure, negotiate and close Public Private Purpose Partnerships (4P Contracts) for positive social impact.

You also become part of the GCR Community, a new social entrepreneurial ecosystem which increases your capacity to engage with private and public sector stakeholders and international organisations. You will also learn how to build and sustain your own influential entrepreneurial ecosystem around your social change idea.

Make something people want …

and the world needs.

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