Ferd Social Entrepreneurs

We generate measurable social results by investing in social entrepreneurs and strengthening their market. There are currently ten companies in our active portfolio.

We invest in social value creation

Ferd Social Entrepreneurs invests in social entrepreneurs, primarily in Norway and the Nordic countries, that deliver strong social and financial results. Through a combination of capital, expertise and networking, we strengthen these companies’ chances of success. We also collaborate with the public sector to create the tools and frameworks it needs to collaborate with social entrepreneurs.

Trivselsleder works to promote well-being, to increase activity levels and to reduce bullying during school recess. Photo: Hans Granberg

Our portfolio

We currently have ten companies in our active portfolio. We are supporting a number of these through grants, while the majority are equity investments. Those that receive a grant work actively to grow and develop over a three-year period. Our equity investments are combined with active board participation and dedicated business development support.

Unicus only employs IT consultants with an Asperger’s diagnosis. Photo: Oda Hveem.

Results and reports

We produce an annual impact report that provides details about our investments, activities and social results (only available in Norwegian).

Other reports and guides on the topic of social entrepreneurship are also available for download.

Social results

Social entrepreneurs create important benefits and results for society. The following video provides a summary of the social impact of our portfolio companies in 2019.


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Katinka Greve Leiner. Photo: Dag Knudsen

Katinka Greve Leiner

Director of Ferd Social
Ferd Social Entrepreneurs
Phone: 95 72 17 40
Espen Daae. Photo: Dag Knudsen

Espen Daae

Investment Manager for
Social Investments
Ferd Social Entrepreneurs
Phone: 93 47 00 07
Henriette Skretteberg. Foto: Dag Knudsen

Henriette Skretteberg

Development Manager, Social Impact Ferd Social Entrepreneurs
Phone: 98 84 22 40