Sustainable innovations, meeting social entrepreneurs and a presentation of the accelerator program SoPact was on the agenda when Per Bolund (Swedish Green Party), Minister for Financial Markets and Consumer Affairs, visited Socialhögskolan at the beginning of February. During the visit the minister also discussed creative new solutions to societal challenges in the future.
It was the Minister for Financial Markets and Consumer Affairs, Per Bolund who took the initiative to visit SoPact at Socialhögskolan. While there, the minister listened to presentations, discussed and asked questions, both to representatives of SoPact and social entrepreneurs from GePant.se and ENTO Foder that have participated in the accelerator program. SoPact partner and social entrepreneur Kristian Rönn also presented Normative.io – a new innovative solution to automated measuring impact.
During the visit, Peter Løvschall, project manager for SoPact at Socialhögskolan, presented how the accelerator aims to help social entrepreneurs find sustainable business models that can be linked to the UN’s sustainable development goals. In other words how it is possible to use standard business principles to create a more just society based on postive social, cultural and environmental impact. SoPact has a unique and important role to play in demonstrating that this is possible. The issue of social innovation is also important for the business community at large and we look forward to working with them, Peter Løvschall stated.
During the visit, Peter Løvschall also spoke of SoPacts new partnership with the City of Helsingborg in which the accelerator will help to find new creative solutions to social needs and challenges that exist in the city.
Attending the meeting was representatives Socialhögskolan, Håkan Johansson (FD, professor) as well as Peter Arvebro from the City of Helsingborg, which together with Tillväxtverket and Lund University finance SoPact.