How to be a changemaker – Are you curious to know how to impact people and planet in a positive way?
In this Lunch Talk Lisen Wirén, Programme Manager at the IKEA Social Entrepreneurship at Inter IKEA Group will share her thoughts and drive to work with social entrepreneurship and to contribute to positive change.
IKEA has been collaborating with social businesses since 2012, and currently, the initiative is generating work for more than 30,000 people. Handcrafted collections and products produced in collaborations with social businesses are sold in IKEA stores worldwide. Today, IKEA announces scaling up social entrepreneurship business with the ambition to reach 95,000 jobs by 2025.
For several years, IKEA has been working with social entrepreneurs to create a better everyday life through long-term job opportunities and livelihood for people who need it the most. The social businesses produce unique handcrafted products in order to create financial independence and life-changing opportunities for marginalized groups and women in vulnerable communities. The ability to earn an income also has a direct and positive effect on nearly 150,000 family members of these artisans today.
Opening by Ambassador of Sweden for the Nehterlands, Annika Markovic
Welcome by Kerstin Gerlagh
Opening words by Ambassador of Sweden for the Netherlands, Annika Markovic
Keynote speaker: Lisen Wirén
Iinteractive Discussion and Q&A
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About International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
Members of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the NL: Free of charge
YP Members: Free of Charge
Non Members: Euro 15.00
Upon registration you will receive a confirmation and closer to the event you will receive a link to access the webinar.
Ambassador of Sweden
Programme Manager for IKEA Social Entrepreneurship. She has been in the field of sustainability and social impact the past 15 years and truly believes that entrepreneurship can be a strong force for positive social and environmental development.
About the company
Ikea is continuing their journey to become people and planet positive by 2030. Though FY20 was a challenging year, they have not put our goals on hold. Instead, they are more determined than ever to tackle climate change and advocate for a circular and inclusive society.
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all participants for contributing to the success of the Swedish Chamber Patron Dinner on November 22, 2016. We cordially thank H.E. Ambassador of Sweden and Honorary Chairman of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Mr. Per Holmström for hosting the Patron Dinner 2016 and Mr. Jeroen van der Veer, ING Keynote speaker and Honorary Guest, for sharing his experiences and introducing the Round Table discussions.