• Atlas Kompetanse

    Atlas Kompetanse

    Atlas Kompetanse prevents exclusion among children and young people from minority backgrounds through supporting increased dialogue between newly-arrived parents and the Norwegian welfare system. Consultants at Atlas Kompetanse offer multi-cultural skills and speak the same languages as the parents. The consultants also have a professional background as teachers, social workers, child protection workers and social scientists. The company works to promote school-home partnerships and family guidance with schools and municipalities across Norway. Atlas Kompetanse was named Game Changer of the Year 2015 by Reach for Change.

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  • auticon


    auticon is an international IT service provider and the first company in Germany to employ people with autistic-spectrum diagnoses as IT consultants. auticon’s employees are largely unemployed before joining the company. auticon is known for the high quality of its deliveries and its positive corporate culture, which is built on recognising the individual strengths and talents of each employee.

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    Den Sociale Kapitalfond Invest I K/S was set up by the Danish Social Capital Fund in 2017. The fund has raised a total of DKK 289 million in investment capital.

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  • Gammel Nok

    Gammel Nok

    Gammel Nok helps workers over the age of 50 to continue working for longer. It supplies older workers for temporary and permanent vacancies in the public and private sectors, and provides practical assistance and care services.

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  • Generation M

    Generation M

    Generation M creates relationships between generations by offering visiting services to elderly people living in nursing homes, assisted living homes and their own homes. The company’s ‘visiting friends’ are young people aged between 14 and 20 who complete activities for elderly people, either individually or in groups. Generation M was crowned Social Entrepreneur of the year in 2016.

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  • Medarbeiderne


    Medarbeiderne was set up in order to create jobs for individuals with a history of substance abuse. The company collects glass and metal packaging, small electrical waste and clothes from businesses and households through various subscription schemes. Employees are recruited directly from drug rehabilitation programmes and are paid a standard salary from their very first day. Through the Hire an Employee service, they also provide other types of services such as collecting garden waste, planting trees, clearing up after flea markets, organising removals and cooking hamburgers at fashion shows. Medarbeiderne wants to show how previous substance abusers can become effective employees if they are given responsibilities and the support of a community and a clear framework.

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  • Mestringsguiden


    Mestringsguiden works for better integration of refugees who have come to Norway. From originally helping refugees in the settlement phase, the company now operates restaurants and a catering business employing former refugees.

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  • Motitech AS

    Motitech AS

    Motitech turn older people and people with dementia into dedicated athletes.

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  • No Isolation

    No Isolation

    No Isolation creates communication tools to help end loneliness and social isolation among vulnerable groups in society. The products are developed based on concrete and unmet needs, and the company involves its users at all stages of the process, from ideas on the drawing board to production. No Isolation cooperates closely with other companies, charities and the public sector.

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  • Unicus


    Unicus tests and quality-assures IT systems and stands out from other providers by only employing consultants suffering from Asperger’s Syndrome. The positive aspects of autism, such as focus on detail, precision, structure and a systematic approach, provide excellent results for clients. Unicus bases its business on the strengths and interests of its employees and focuses on possibilities instead of limitations. Some people with Asperger’s Syndrome are particularly skilled within their area of interest. For Unicus, the skills and interests of its employees have become a competitive advantage. Ferd Social Entrepreneurs acquired 37% of the company in 2016.

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