We have worked with social entrepreneurs from around the world to produce organic coffee and design handmade collections such as ANNANSTANS and HANTVERK. These collaborations contributed to 20,000 jobs and incomes. The positive impact of these partnerships had made us want to do more, so we expanded our support to social entrepreneurs who don’t directly produce products or services for the IKEA business.
Social entrepreneurs often face challenges in expanding their business, having limited access to finance, business development and networks, along with access to supply chains. This is where IKEA Social Entrepreneurship comes into the equation.
By sharing our networks and business knowledge, we back new social entrepreneurs and support established ones to grow. The result is not necessarily a product or service. Instead, it’s about increasing the potential to create lasting social change.