Focus on property rights for Global Award 2017

On Monday May 15 the 2017 Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research was awarded to Hernando de Soto, founder of the think-tank Institute of Liberty and Democracy (ILD), in Lima, Peru. In his prize lecture, he referred to a large parallel world of five billion people without property rights or evidence of who they are. These five billion are not part of social networks of trust, said de Soto when receiving the award from Minister of Finance Magdalena Andersson. He also showed his own passport and credit card as an illustration of how people in developed countries can easily travel and do business.

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Global Award 2017: Prize ceremony and lecture

The Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research is the leading international award for research on entrepreneurship. The Prize is awarded annually with a prize sum of EUR 100,000. This year, the award is awarded to Hernando de Soto, Head of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy (ILD) in Lima, Peru. He holds a prize lecture in […]

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The Nordic philanthropy model: holistic and impact driven

On the fifth annual edition of Swedish Philanthropy Summit an interview study with over 40 Nordic philanthropists and foundation representatives was launched and a specific Nordic philanthropy model was presented. Documentation from the event is now available, why not watch the webcast?

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Creating impact through philanthropy – A Nordic perspective  

Zurich/Stockholm [ ]: Today, UBS and the Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum launched a study on philanthropy in the Nordic countries, entitled “Creating impact through philanthropy – a Nordic perspective”. The study was based on in-depth interviews with over 40 philanthropists across Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden focusing on issues such as donor motivations and influences, philanthropic […]

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Research on the Role of Institutions Rewarded with 100,000 Euros

The 2017 Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research goes to Hernando de Soto, President of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy (ILD), in Lima, Peru. The Global Award is the most prominent international award in entrepreneurship research with a prize sum of € 100,000. De Soto is awarded for developing a new understanding of how institutions underpin the economy as well as the role of property rights and entrepreneurship in transferring economic activity from the informal to the formal sector.

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What we can learn from the American model

Thursday 12 January Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum and the Board of Swedish Industry and Commerce for Better Regulation, NNR, invited to a seminar with the theme Better regulations – how is it possible?  Keynote speaker was Cass Sunstein, Harvard professor, who spoke about how the American administrations since Reagan – regardless of political view – have worked actively […]

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Doing Business 2017: Sweden does well but not at frontier

On Thursday 19 January the World Bank Doing Business Report 2017 was launched in Sweden at a seminar hosted by the Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. The report shows that even though Sweden performs well, there is still some distance to the top performers.

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Creating Impact through Philanthropy

Welcome to Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum’s annual conference Swedish Philanthropy Summit on Friday March 24 in Stockholm. At the conference we will launch our latest report ”Creating Impact through Philanthropy: A Nordic perspective” produced in collaboration with UBS Philanthropy Advisory. The study is based on interviews with more than 40 philanthropists and foundation representatives in Denmark, Finland, […]

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