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 practices and operations, challenges and obstacles to giving, the forms of support philanthropy can facilitate, and how its impacts might be strengthened.

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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 […]

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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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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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Holiday Greetings from Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum

In 2016 Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum have published thought-provoking reports and organized timely seminars with debate-hungry panelists. All to expand your knowledge about entrepreneurship, innovation, business dynamics, and growth. A few activities deserve a special mention, read on for more information. Also, there are already a few dates for 2017 to mark in your calendars!

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Europe’s Hidden Entrepreneurs Make Up for Continent’s Low Start-Up Rate

Europe has long had the paradoxical reputation of a continent with low levels of entrepreneurship, yet high overall levels of economic competitiveness. A new report produced by the World Economic Forum and the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor provides an explanation: Europe is home to many intrapreneurs, individuals who choose to innovate within organizations.

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More Knowledge Means Bigger Dreams

Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum’s yearly philanthropic seminar in connection to the Swedish celebration of Saint Lucia took place on Tuesday December 13. This year’s subject was the role of civil society in integration of immigrants. Professor Una Osili, Research Director at Indiana University, presented her latest research on how immigrants contribute to common goods.  

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