We are delighted to announce Tamzin Ractliffe as a judge on the independent panel for the Global Social Leaders Sustainable Development Goal Competition.

This competition challenges teams of young people around the world to create positive social change through student-led initiatives, designed to address one of more of the United Nations’ 17 global goals; to eradicate extreme poverty, end climate change and eliminate inequality by 2030.

I have worked across the public, private and civil society sector providing advisory services and training in high impact solutions for sustainable development. As founder of GreaterCapital and GreaterGood SA (voted one of the Top Ten most trusted NGOs in South Africa), I led the creation of the world’s first social stock exchange, promoting social finance globally.

I won the GIBS Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2007, was appointed an Ashoka Fellow in 2008 and won the Thomson Reuters 2012 TrustLaw Innovation Award for my efforts in designing “an ambitious, landmark project with the potential to facilitate the evolution of the entire social and impact investment sector”.

With undergraduate degrees in Commerce and Science, an Honours in Applied Psychology and a Masters in Climate and Development my more recent focus on multiple literacies and their connection to the enactment of citizenship intersects with my work promoting sustainability leadership and “Routes to Resilience” in education.

I led the first Integrated Studies curriculum for secondary school youth in South Africa and most recently led the inaugural programme for 36 UK educators and 24 youth together with Ashoka Changemaker Schools and UWC Atlantic College.

Tamzin Ractliffe, CEO Impact Trust


Tamzin Ractliffe, CEO Impact Trust

GSL Sustainable Development Goal Competition

Launched in 2017 Future Foundations are running two GSL SDG competitions this academic year, open to young people globally. The first of these if for COBIS students and the second for students of all schools. We have been overwhelmed with entries from around the world from Romaina, to Kazakhstan and Venezuela.

Our judges will have a tough job to agree on a winner with an incredible quality of project proposals submitted, which is indicative of the strong sense of participants’ collective social responsibility and global perspective. Empowered to find local solutions to issues as wide ranging as gender equality, health, work and economic growth young people are demonstrating a complex understanding of the 17 global goals, how they interconnect and relate to our everyday lives.

The winners of the competition will be announced by Future Foundations later this year. The winning team from each competition will be invited to attend a Global Social Leaders Catalyst Programme and the opportunity to participate in the GSL World Summit, a 14 day transformational leadership programme in August 2018, for a discounted rate.