Reimagine the future of retail through the circular economy


The Global Retail Challenge

RILA and McGill University have invited universities from around the world to join the Global Retail Challenge. Each participating university can select 1-2 student teams under the guidance of a relevant faculty advisor. These teams will be charged with finding solutions to accelerate young consumers’ participation in scalable circular economies for retail and consumer products.

The 2018 GRC uniquely mixed 25 undergraduate and graduate level student teams who were mentored each week by retail experts from Aldo, IKEA, Oxford Properties, Closed Loop Partners, Canadian Tire, and Cirkla Modo.

Click below to see video highlights of 2018 edition:


What is the circular economy?


Learn more about design thinking

Learn more about design thinking


Meet our Partners & Sponsors

The Global Retail Challenge is possible due to our partners the Retail Industry Leaders Association, the RIC, McGill University, and the Bensadoun School of Retail Management, and our generous sponsors.

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