Together, we transform lives and societies
Social Initiative is a non-profit organization. In close partnerships with companies and philanthropists we provide funding and capacity building to enable social entrepreneurs in India, Sub Saharan Africa and Sweden to scale and deepen their impact.
Social Initiative during 2019
Engagement and entrepreneurship
After many years of experience from the private sector and international development work, Pernilla Bard and Caroline Cederlöf wanted to make the world a better place in a more efficient way.
They founded Social Initiative in 2002 and challenged the traditional charity sector with their new model. They chose to work directly with social entrepreneurs, and in that way, cut the intermediate steps. Additionally, they wanted to create a deeper partnership between companies, individuals and social entrepreneurs leveraging the skills of each part. A key part of the model is measuring results to be able to invest in those social entrepreneurs that create the most substantial impact. Social Initiative’s mission is to provide underserved people with the means to improve their living conditions. Social Initiative is a non-profit organization.