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Annual Review FY20

18 December 2020

Annual Review FY20

It is difficult to recall what the world looked like before COVID-19. It was a world of economic optimism, but also one needs to address mounting, great challenges related to climate change, inequality, and livelihoods. Besides dealing a devastating blow to the global economy, the pandemic has exacerbated every one of these tensions.

At IKEA Social Entrepreneurship, we have fortunately been able to continue supporting our existing partners, developing new programmes and partnerships. And, in doing that, scaling up our support to social entrepreneurs, and the people they assist, through the pandemic.

This week, IKEA Social Entrepreneurship, IKEA Foundation and 58 other leading actors in social entrepreneurship - under the umbrella of the World Economic Forum's COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurship - published our COVID Social Enterprise Action Agenda providing practical guidance on what each can do to support social entrepreneurs play their part in fighting the pandemic and in charting the way towards recovery and a reinvention of our systems.
Now, more than ever, we need to come together to lay the groundwork for an inclusive recovery. We are commited to stand by our different partners including social entrepreneurs. This is a critical way for us to contribute, learn, innovate and scale for positive impact on people, planet and society. We are in this together.  

Jon Abrahamsson Ring
CEO, Inter IKEA Group

To read the Action Agenda and to join us in action, see https://www.weforum.org/covid-alliance-for-social-entrepreneurs/action-agenda.