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    Developing impact investing ecosystems

    This fall, we launched the Nordic-Baltic Investor Skillsharing - a series of online workshops which gather investors from the Nordic-Baltic region who are already involved or interested in investing in social entrepreneurs. We give them an opportunity to exchange knowledge and foster new connections to strengthen the Baltic Impact Investing ecosystem.

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    Supporting social entrepreneurs: Unplugged learnings

    Our Senior Program Manager Louise Johnsson Zea reflects on the key learnings from her daily work with the social entrepreneurs in our portfolio. She delves into their most pressing needs, remarkable strengths, common pitfalls, and promising opportunities, as well as the human side of the social entrepreneurship journey.

    Louise Johnsson Zea

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    Unique investments in social entrepreneurship in the EU and the UN - but where is Sweden?

    With the EU's Social Economy Action Plan and a recently adopted UN resolution, Sweden has a chance to invest in social entrepreneurship. The opportunity is about to be missed, but there is still time to raise the issue, write our CEO Sofia Breitholtz and Jenny Carenco, partner in Utfallsfonden and board member of The Swedish National Advisory Board for Impact Investing.

    Sofia Breitholtz

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    Developing the social entrepreneurship ecosystem in Ghana

    Our Country Manager in Ghana, Solomon Twum, reflects on how the social entrepreneurship ecosystem in Ghana has developed over the last decade, and shares insights on the national policy in the area, the local impact investing scene and what's needed in order to create more cross-sector collaborations for impact.

    Solomon Twum

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    5 learnings from investing in social entrepreneurship

    Our CEO Sofia Breitholtz reflects on the key learnings from our social entrepreneurship programs in Europe and Africa and the conversations with various stakeholders and investors which we're hosting.

    Sofia Breitholtz

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    Creating a green and equal future through social entrepreneurship: The case of Ethiopia

    As developing economies like Ethiopia face the biggest challenges in the world with youth unemployment, high levels of inequality, and are the ones feeling the impact of the changing climate the most, we asked Lemlem to reflect on how social entrepreneurship is an important tool to tackle them and to share some of the inspiring examples and lessons learned from her work.

    Lemlem Sinkineh

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    Can all entrepreneurship be social?

    With the new global strategy we developed in 2021, we want to take further steps to leverage the power of entrepreneurship to reduce child poverty, inequality and environmental issues.

    Shifteh Malithano

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    Fighting poverty and social exclusion in Bulgaria: are we on track?

    Open the Circle is a coalition with the ING Bank initiated by Reach for Change in Bulgaria and focused on preventing poverty and fighting social exclusion. After one year of implementation, we have made significant strides in the right direction towards tackling modern Bulgaria's most pressing issues but ran into some roadblocks along the way.

    Stoyana Stoeva

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    The power of entrepreneurship to reduce inequalities in Ghana

    Our Country Manager in Ghana, Solomon Twum, shares his insights on how we have been unleashing the power of local entrepreneurs to reduce inequalities.

    Solomon Twum

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    The world through our children's eyes

    According to a recent UNICEF report, an astonishing 1 billion children, nearly half of the world’s children, live in extremely high risk countries. That means that they will be severely affected by climate and environmental hazards, shocks and stresses. In their lifetimes , they will experience damage from heat waves, cyclones, flooding, water scarcity and pollution.

    Sofia Breitholtz

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    The secrets behind being a successful social entrepreneur

    What is the common denominator between them all? What are the success factors and common mistakes? And what would he advise all who have taken upon the path of social entrepreneurship? This blogpost gives answers to all those important questions.

    Richard Gorvett

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    How tech can truly be a game changer for acceleration of social impact

    It’s 2021 and technology is present in every part of our daily lives. We know the power of technology, but it can also be leveraged as a tool to enable change. There are so many opportunities to use tech to create a more equal and sustainable world. But in order for that to happen we need to ask ourselves - how do we use this power of technology?

    Sofia Breitholtz

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    5 ways to promote more equal and inclusive investments

    Numbers don’t lie. 3% of global venture capital funding goes to women. In Sweden, that number dwindles to just over 1%. And this funding goes almost exclusively to white women. How can we proudly position ourselves as frontrunners of innovation and entrepreneurship, while we still shut out women from accessing the capital they need to build and scale?

    Sofia Breitholtz

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    Three learnings from trying to democratise social innovation

    My name is Nicklas Wallberg and I’m a farmer son from Söderköping, Sweden trying to transform the situation for social entrepreneurs in socio-economic challenged areas. As Reach for Change’s Country Manager I have the will, right intentions and strong networks to make it happen. What could go wrong right?

    Nicklas Wallberg