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Creating greater opportunities with social entrepreneurs

IKEA Social Entrepreneurship is all about making a positive impact. By working with pioneers and pathfinders who use their business as a way to make everyday life better for those who need it most, we strive towards a more equal and inclusive society.

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IKEA Social Entrepreneurship is all about making a positive impact. By working with pioneers and pathfinders who use their business as a way to make everyday life better for those who need it most, we strive towards a more equal and inclusive society.

For better everyday lives

There are many millions of people whose lives are a constant struggle to provide for themselves and their families. By backing and working with social entrepreneurs, we create new opportunities and contribute to better everyday lives around the world. Together with dedicated partners and experienced IKEA co-workers, we develop programmes, products and services to scale up social entrepreneurs' businesses and increase their impact. Our focus areas: 
  • Inclusion

    Social entrepreneurs give people the opportunity to play an active part in society through jobs and income opportunities.
  • Equality

    Social entrepreneurs business that look to change the situation for people not being treated equal, especially in status, rights and opportunities - allowing them to make a decent living.
  • Livelihood

    With increased inclusion and equality comes a better change of dignified life, where people have the possibility to provide for themselves and their families in a sustainable way.

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This is how we work

We team up with civil society organisations to support established social entrepreneurs to increase their impact.
Collaborating with social entrepreneurs to produce unique items and develop services for IKEA – is the way we contribute to creating jobs for those who need them the most.

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Where we operate

Exclusion and inequality are global challenges. Our ambition is to operate in all regions to create a better everyday life for as many people as possible. 

[-666 ] Jordan Mexico Bangladesh Brazil Colombia Peru Chile France Thailand Germany The Netherlands India Ethiopia Rwanda Uganda Kenya Sweden Poland Romainia Portugal Spain Russia Vietnam Singapore USA Indonesia Social entrepreneurs and business working to positively impact livelihoods Social business partners producing products and services to IKEA >