“If we can’t all swim together we will sink. There is no Plan B because there is no Planet B.”

— UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon

Collectively the world is said to be 2.5 trillion USD short of the annual estimated investment required to meet the Sustainable Development Goals. Meeting the SDGs demands multi-stakeholder connections, congruent capital, cooperation and all hands on deck. Much of the global conversation on the SDGs is generated from the top-down by the UN and its agencies, in dialogue with nation states and their representatives and bodies that interact with them. However, very limited formal and credible avenues exist for the initiation, alignment, resourcing, bringing to reality, cross-cultural and multi-jurisdictional diffusion and scale of bottom-up innovations toward the Global Goals.

The Global Challenges Retreat is a unique intervention aimed at meeting this critical gap in entrepreneurship educational programmes. GCR 2018 is designed to build entrepreneurial capability for start-ups, NGOs and established businesses alike to make measurable progress against the SDG Targets and Indicators and

(a) To initiate and engage with national governance systems and public bodies to create multi-stakeholder partnerships for shared value and sustainable development.

(b) To attract and secure financing for the important “Proof of Concept” stage or to scale to another level of impact and

(c) To provide SDG leadership in their communities and home countries.

The GCR is an entry point to our 12 month Global Goals 4P Accelerator Programme which ultimate outcome is to help the entrepreneur to build an ecosystem around his initiative and to generate effective multi-stakeholder partnerships for shared value and sustainable development.

A successful sustainable development agenda requires partnerships between governments, the private sector and civil society. These inclusive partnerships built upon principles and values, a shared vision, and shared goals that place people and the planet at the centre, are needed at the global, regional, national and local level.

We will be measuring our own progress specifically in respect of Global Goal 17.17

17.17 Public, Private and Civil Society Partnerships


Goal: Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships by 2030.


Target : Effective Partnerships


Indicator: the amount of United States dollars committed to (a) public-private partnerships and (b) civil society partnerships.



U-Solve has partnered with Social Value UK and the Global Goals 4P Contracting Model incorporates the Impact Measurement frameworks designed by Social Value.