Core Partners

Each one of our partners makes an important contribution to the much needed change of our society and to the solution of social problems. 

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Accenture is one of Ashoka’s
core partners for our young Changemaker initiatives in Sweden. Moreover Accenture supported the Changemaker Accelerator in 2029-2020 with pro bono hours as well as our current ecosystem project
Nordic Changemaker Map.

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IKEA Social Entrepreneurship B.V.

Together, IKEA Social Entrepreneurship and Ashoka teamed up for a multi-years global partnership. Through the Dela programme, our collaboration works with and supports the latest, most innovative and leading social entrepreneurs who are contributing to new circular ways of organizing and thinking. Through the Dela programme, we directly involve IKEA co-workers in supporting the social entrepreneurs with their strategic challenges.



Nordea is one of our core partners for social entrepreneurship in the Nordics, our main partner for Hello Nordic in 2018-2019 and for the Changemaker Accelerator in 2019-2020.



Oliver Wyman is a leading global management consulting firm. Two of the Senior partners in the Stockholm office are ASN members, one of whom is a member of Ashoka Sweden’s Advisory Board since 2019. As part of this partnership, Oliver Wyman provides pro-bono consulting work to Ashoka and to other members of the community. Oliver Wyman also connects Ashoka Nordics and their Fellows with their network for potential partners

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Klaveness Marine support Changemaker work in Norway. They enabled us to deliver ‘Changemaker Days’ that 1) empowered young people to see how their skills such as empathy, working for the common good and taking ideas to action could be used to make long term systemic change and 2) looked at changemaker storytelling as a tool for changing mindsets, and how "by changing the narrative we can change the world".

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We have a joint partnership under the umbrella theme of ‘Changemaker Experience’ where Ashoka and RWA co-created the Changemakers Yard, Changemakers Camp (capacity building programme for youth), Backyard, Årets Changemaker (Swedish award for young societal leaders), and Inspirationsdagen för Lärare (a lifelong learning day-programme for teachers on social entrepreneurship and Changemaking)

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Louise and Göran Ehrnrooth Foundation

The Louise and Göran Ehrnrooth Foundation supports long-term projects in education, research, environmental protection, culture and societal activities in Finland. The foundation has partnered with Ashoka to support Young Changemakers and their solutions to societal challenges. 

Ashoka and Reach For Change are powering the pan-Nordic Changemaker Map where the key objective is to take a health-check on the ecosystem of social entrepreneurs, young Changemakers and joint initiatives between two or more organizations. The Nordic Changemaker Map aims to collect approx. 1000 voices from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden and develop a digital map and a roadmap of recommendations.

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Antrop has been an early supporter of the young Changemaker work in Sweden. Through Antrop's expertise in design thinking and concepts we have together collaborated on the Changemakers Yard, Backyard, Changemakers Camp and youth research.

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Sparebankstiftelsen is a major foundation supporting initiatives in Norway within arts and culture, outdoor life, sport, local communities and heritage. As part of their ‘Arenas for Belonging’ initiative they supported a project in the Grønland area of Oslo led by a partner coalition of Tøyen Unlimited, Deichman library and Ashoka Nordic. Ashoka’s contribution focused on the power of young people identifying as a changemaker and communication of this to the decision makers.

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Sitra is Finland’s fund for the future. We collaborate with partners from different sectors to research, trial and implement bold new ideas that shape the future. Sitra has partnered with Ashoka for the Finnish Changemaker Map initiative. 


Want to know more?

Emma Lindgren

Nordic Director

Sarah Prosser

Norway Country Manager

Amanda Sundell

Finland Country Manager