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The list below includes actors in the Danish field for social entrepreneurship, who help social entrepreneurs, create networks, inform about social enterprise and invest in social entrepreneurs.


Danish social entrepreneurship/social enterprise ecosystem

& Foldschack Advokatpartnerselskab
The law firm solves tasks for a number of companies and institutions that think a little differently, and has helped and is working with a large number of Danish social enterprises. The law firm is also represented on several boards of social  enterprises.

Akademiet for Social Innovation
The Academy for Social Innovation is a community of socially engaged leaders across civil society, public organizations and companies working to create more social innovation in Denmark. The Academy is a catalyst for collective action and pushes for change in members’ own organizations, among decision-makers and by putting social innovation on the agenda.

Cabi is a nationwide non-profit network, knowledge and consultancy working for a socially responsible labor market where people and companies succeed. Cabi has expert knowledge in the field of supported job schemes (flexjob), rehabilitation and trainings and has a special theme about social enterprises on their website.

Den Sociale Investeringsfond
The Social Investment Fund develops and disseminates social investment programs in the Danish welfare areas. The fund collaborates with public actors, civil society actors, foundations, suppliers and investors to solve specific welfare challenges.

Den Sociale Kapitalfond
The Social Capital Fund in Copenhagen offers various opportunities for socially responsible companies. This can be direct investment, investment in social impact or a social accelerator program.

DISIE supports and scales sustainable entrepreneurs and their business models by developing and delivering online and offline tools, action-oriented knowledge and networks across Denmark. DISIE has departments with office space in Copenhagen and Aarhus.

Fonden for Entreprenørskab
The Foundation for Entrepreneurship is the central national knowledge center and focal point for the development of entrepreneurship in teaching at all levels of education. In relation to social entrepreneurship, the foundation publishes i.a. teaching materials and stands for the Social Enterprise 360 programmet.

Greencubator is located in Nørrebro, where you can rent a work area on either flex or full time and use their facilities. Furthermore, one can use the incubators network and participate in events.

KAB-Tænketanken for socialøkonomis og socialt ansvar
KAB´’s think tank for social economy and social responsibility has been set up by KAB´’s board and aims to support the strategic development of social enterprises, social sustainability and social responsibility as an integral part of the KAB community’s work and daily life.

Konsulenthuset for Socialøkonomi
The Consultancy for Social Economic is a purpose-driven consulting house that wants to take an active responsibility that helps to: “strengthen and develop the field for social enterprises and socially responsible companies and products and services from these – and thereby promote a sustainable development. The consultancy works eg. with developing social enterprises.

Kooperationen is located in Copenhagen, and is an interest association for cooperative and social enterprises and associations. As a member, you get access to legal advice, networks and advocacy.

Ligeværd  is a community consisting of 3 organizations, each in their own way, working to create better educational, employment, housing and social conditions for people with special needs. Ligeværd has social enterprises as members and disseminates knowledge about social enterprises activity via their website.

Merkur Andelskasse
Merkur Bank finances sustainable and socially responsible companies and institutions.

Reach for Change
Reach for Change’s Danish branch is located in Copenhagen, and creates incubator programs for socially responsible companies that work with initiatives in relation to children. By enhancing these existing ideas, they can be scaled to help children in need, in the world.

Rådet for samfundsansvar og verdensmål
Rådet for Samfundsansvar og Verdensmål focus on the opportunities that global goals (SDG´s) offer for Danish companies and contribute to have them become leaders in responsible, social and sustainable business operations. The Council was established in 2016 to replace the Council for Social Responsibility and the Council for Social Enterprises. The Council relaunched with new members in  2021.

Rådet for sociale investeringer (Aarhus)
The Council for Social Investment have an initiating role in relation to he initiatives that the Social Investment Fund initiates, and in this way look with new eyes at the existing and known welfare challenges.

Sager der Samler
Sager Der Samler is an Aarhus – based association that works to create an environment for societal innovation and to contribute to knowledge about active citizenship – both locally and in a larger context. The organization helps entrepreneurs launch their social entrepreneurship.

Selveje Danmark
Selveje Danmark is located in Copenhagen, and is an interest association self-governing institutions in the welfare area. Through conferences, seminars, courses and network, they involve members to develop the field. The organisation also provide legal, organizational and political advice.

Sociale Entreprenører i Danmark
Social Entrepreneurs in Denmark is a national association that works to promote and support social entrepreneurship and social  enterprises through the dissemination of knowledge, news and case examples, hostiong a number of different events, collecting data and participating in national and international projects on social entrepreneurship.

Socialt Udviklingscenter
Socialt Udviklingscenter is located in Copenhagen, and offers consulting services in connection with social innovation eg., idea and method development, analyzes, evaluation and advice.

Socialøkonomi Nordjylland
Social Economy North Jutland supports social entrepreneurs by having a platform for knowledge sharing, provides advice and guidance and hosts network meetings.

Sustainable Change Makers
Sustainable Change Makers is a network that brings together young, sustainable change agents across industries, geography and competencies and inspires sustainable action.


Education and research within social entrepreneurship and social enterprises

CBS Center for Civil Society Studies (CfC)
CfC works to create original contributions to the few Danish civil society studies. The center’s analyzes focus in particular on social economy activities, advocacy and the challenges of leaders  of self-governing organizations.

Center for Social Entrepreneurship at RUC (CSE)
The center is a place for competence building for actors, especially in third-sector voluntary organizations, self-governing institutions and NGOs, which are engaged in social innovation processes targeted at the integration of socially disadvantaged groups. The center provides both a master programme and a master’s degree in social entrepreneurship.

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