Philanthropy Forum

Philanthropy Forum is led by a steering committee chaired by Professor Dan Brändström. The Forum aims to, through research, highlight the importance of philanthropy for economic growth and prosperity. The Forum has hosted a number of public seminars including the international event Swedish Philanthropy Summit.


Camilla Backström
Naya AB
Pontus Braunerhjelm
Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum
Dan Brändström
Professor (Chair)
Kerstin Fagerberg
Chair Föreningen Stiftelser i Samverkan, SEB
Anne Holm Rannaleet
Senior Advisor Public Affairs IK Investment Partners
Annika Levin
Culture Consultant
Amelie Silfverstolpe
Agneta Trygg
Foundation of Trygga barnen
Johan Vamstad
Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University
Filip Wijkström
Stockholm School of Economics

Research project

Philanthrophy: Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Economic Development, and Societal Values.



Creating impact through philanthropy, Johanna Palmberg, Research Director Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum

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A Rewarding Giving – Tools for Swedish Philanthropists, Amelie Silfverstolpe, founder of Volontärbyrån and Advisor in Philanthropy (Ett givande givande – verktyg för svenska filantroper)

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Philanthropy through foundations, Hans Sjögren, Professor Linköping University

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Recent activities held in English

Swedish Philanthropy Summit 2017

On the fifth annual edition of Swedish Philanthropy Summit an interview study with over 40 Nordic philanthropists and foundation representatives was launched and a specific Nordic philanthropy model was presented. Documentation from the event is now available, why not watch the webcast?

Social Impact Investment – financing future challenges

On Friday December 12 2015, Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum and the Forum for Social Innovation Sweden arranged a lunch seminar on new forms of financing social innovation. The audience listened to presentations and discussions on Social Impact Investment – investments for a better and more sustainable society.

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