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    expertise ecosystem blogpost

    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

    expertise 2022 Ethiopia blogpost

    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

    expertise 2022 blogpost strategy

    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

    expertise Bulgaria blogpost

    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

    ghana expertise blogpost

    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

    expertise partnership Ethiopia

    Reach for Change and IKEA Foundation to support young people in Ethiopia to start green businesses

    The IKEA Foundation is investing 1 million US dollars in Reach for Change to support and develop green entrepreneurship and green jobs in Ethiopia. In total, the project will educate 360 young people in entrepreneurship and support 60 green solutions to develop into sustainable green businesses.

    expertise global equality

    An Anthology on empowering female entrepreneurs

    In 2021, together with Global Utmaning we launched the Women Leaders Anthology - a collection of voices, data and insights on empowering female entrepreneurs and their importance in the transition towards sustainable societies. The authors of the anthology are social entrepreneurs, investors, civil society representatives and researchers.

    expertise global

    How does the Nordic Changemaker Landscape look like?

    On November 30th Reach for Change and Ashoka Nordics launched the insights and data from the Nordic Changemaker Map - a health check on the ecosystem for changemaking and social entrepreneurship in Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway.

    expertise global 2021

    Advisory Board 2021

    We at Reach for Change are happy to announce our new Advisory Board 2021, that will support the mission and Impact goals of the organisation with the expertise of its members.

    expertise global blogpost 2021

    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

    expertise partnership SDG16

    Partnering for change with Kivra and Hogia

    Cross-sector partnerships are key to accelerate the speed towards Agenda 2030. If we combine our strengths the actions and initiatives will be much stronger and more sustainable.

    expertise global blogpost

    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

    expertise Bulgaria

    Reach for Change to co-establish a national competency center in Bulgaria

    A consortium across Bulgaria, Ireland, Cyprus and Portugal announced a new European Union funded project to promote social innovation in each country and cross-collaboration across Europe. The goal of the project is to establish a sustainable and responsive National Competence Centre for Social Innovation (NCCSI) in each of the countries.

    expertise global blogpost

    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

    expertise Sweden blogpost

    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

    expertise Ethiopia 2021

    Students Bootcamp Training in Ethiopia

    Government officials state that the unemployment rate in Assosa (a town in Ethiopia) is relatively high compared to other regions of the country. This is one of the main reasons why Reach for Change in partnership with GIZ Ethiopia decided to organize the special program and training for students intended to help them create a work opportunity for themselves rather than just wait to be employed.