In collaboration with TrygFonden, Bikubenfonden, Tuborgfondet, Markedsmodningsfonden (Market Development Fund) and six municipalities (Herning, Ikast-Brande, Kolding, Frederiksberg, Gladsaxe and Rudersdal), Den Sociale Kapitalfond Management is focusing on channelling more disadvantaged people into the labour market and paving the way for innovative and sustainable payment and funding mechanisms relating to welfare benefits in Denmark.
The aim is to create growth in small and medium-sized businesses resulting in more jobs for the long-term or marginalised groups through a new, locally anchored accelerator programme. Today a large number of small and medium-sized enterprises undertake a social responsibility locally – and their number will grow if social responsibility can be combined with making a profit. Vækst med Social Bundlinje will assist enterprises that wish to grow and create new opportunities for disadvantaged people.
The project will test whether by creating employment for marginalised groups, savings on local government budgets can contribute to funding the growth effort through a so-called “Payment by Results” mechanism. The results of this project will be made available on our website.
The project has been established through a partnership with six municipalities, and 21 small and medium-sized enterprises residing in the municipalities. The accelerator programme stretches over an intensive six-month development programme tailored to match the particular enterprise and a six-month follow-up programme.
Contact Programme Director Birgitte Frost Mathiesen to learn more about the Programme.
Birgitte is our Programme Director and responsible for our accelerator programmes. She has more than 20 years’ experience in developing and implementing strategies, with a particular understanding of how strategic goals translate into operations – and sales. Birgitte has worked with business development analysing and developing new market opportunities and business areas through partners, new products and new markets. She previously worked for Mercuri International, Sony Ericsson and TUC DEKRA and owned a consulting company. Birgitte is a member of the board of Frost & Nielsen A/S. She has a degree in Commercial Law and a Bachelor degree in International Business and Project Management.