Through the support of our partners, we are able to expand and make visible the work of our Ashoka Fellows and Young Changemakers. Our partners support us financially, with know-how, infrastructure, access to networks or media presence.
Ashoka is an ideal partner to achieve widespread social impact, on a regional or global level. We pool the strengths of different stakeholders—civil society, social entrepreneurs, and private companies—through our innovative collaboration models. We create win-win collaborations that respond effectively to social and environmental challenges, furthering our vision of an Everyone A Changemaker world.
Since 1980, Ashoka has developed a range of relationships, from local-level pro bono to strategic and visionary engagements with local and global partners. Ashoka's global network of Fellows, staff members, changemakers and partners enable us to respond effectively to large-scale problems in society, breaking down barriers between business, society, and the public. And we introduce new modes of collaboration beyond the typical funder-fundee relationship, often involving co-creation and multi-stakeholder approach.
Oliver Wyman is a management consulting firm. Two of the Senior partners in the Sweden Office are ASN members and also in one of them in Advisory board for the Ashoka Nordic office. In addition to having an ASN membership with Ashoka Nordic, Oliver Wyman’s employees provide pro-bono consulting to Ashoka and other members of the community. Oliver Wyman also helps Ashoka Nordics in connecting within their network for potential partners.
Reach for Change is an international non-profit founded in Sweden. Reach for Change's vision is a world where all children and youth reach their full potential. They run development programs for social entrepreneurs, tailored to their specific developmental stage.
Reach for Change supported Ashoka in their social entrepreneurship and children & youth work in 2020, with a focus on the Nordic Changemaker Map.
Antrop is a service and UX design agency that helps companies to work close to the customer. We analyse real customer experiences and design services that really match people's needs, behaviours and motivation.
A strategic consulting company, McKinsey & Company creates strategic missions and conducts evaluations of social impact studies for Ashoka and for Fellows around the world. McKinsey & Company also support Ashoka Fellows with personal consultations that will help launch and scale Fellows' strategy and impact.
Accenture, a consultancy firm specialised in management, technology and outsourcing, supports since 2012 initiatives improving access to employment and skills development through its "Skills To Succeed 'approach.
Nordea is a leading financial services group in the Nordic region and one of the biggest banks in Europe. Nordea is a foundational partner for social entrepreneurship in the Nordics, as well as for Hello Nordic in 2018-19 and for the Changemaker Accelerator in 2019-20.
IKEA has long since had the vision to create a better everyday life for as many people as possible. In 2012, IKEA looked at how to achieve this by including products and services from social entrepreneurs in their offerings. Building on the success, IKEA looked to support programmes that accelerate the movement of social entrepreneurship in general.
Together, IKEA Social Entrepreneurship and Ashoka teamed up for a multi-years global partnership, Dela, to collaborate with Social Entrepreneurs and learn from their work and approaches while supporting them to achieve greater impact. This partnership supports Ashoka’s Venture & Fellowship program as well as our global Accelerator program Globalizer (called the Dela Accelerator) & engage co-workers to be changemakers.
Klaveness Marine is a Norwegian family owned investment company. The industrial investments include direct and active ownership of companies within the shipping & offshore, real estate and cleantech sectors. Klaveness Marine helps to fund Ashoka's youth program in the Nordics.
The Savings Bank Foundation DNB supports projects within art and culture nationally and in Norway's local communities by contributing to projects that generate long-term assets, engaging many people, involving volunteers and creating activities in local communities. Sparebank helps to support Ashoka's youth initiatives in Norway specifically.
The Louise and Göran Ehrnrooth Foundation supports long-term projects in education, research, environmental protection, culture and societal activities in Finland. The foundation has partnered with Ashoka to support Young Changemakers and their solutions to societal challenges.
We have a joint partnership under the umbrella theme of ‘Changemaker Experience’ where Ashoka and RWA co-created the Changemakers Yard, Changemakers Camp (capacity building programme for youth), Backyard, Årets Changemaker (Swedish award for young societal leaders), and Inspirationsdagen för Lärare (a lifelong learning day-programme for teachers on social entrepreneurship and Changemaking)
Sitra is Finland’s fund for the future. We collaborate with partners from different sectors to research, trial and implement bold new ideas that shape the future. Sitra has partnered with Ashoka for the Finnish Changemaker Map initiative.
By providing Ashoka and our Fellows with their know-how and expert knowledge, our Pro Bono Partners help take our concepts to the next level. Additionally, partners connect us with their own networks, thereby strengthening Ashoka and our Fellows. In addition, our contributors support us, our work and the work of our Fellows with special rates.
Vinge, as one of the largest commercial law firms in Scandinavia, with its level of commitment, simplicity in approach and focus on results, has been Ashoka’s strategic partner within law since 2009. Vinge’s pro bono services have been vital for the establishment of Ashoka Scandinavia.
Wikborg Rein is a pro bono legal partner in Norway, supporting Norwegian Fellows. Recent support has included contract content, music rights, VAT questions and the right to funding of health support services.
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