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The socent.is team have the fire of the Icelandic summer in our bellies and we’re conducting interviews with potential social enterprises in Iceland. The aim for this research project is to understand the social enterprise landscape in Iceland. We aim to amalgamate the research into a map of the social enterprises and understand how the organizations are working from their social drivers to create an impact in society. In addition, the aim is to establish a definition for social enterprise in Iceland by the end of the summer.
You can follow our research here as we will be posting profiles and the interviews for each organization interviewed. Therefore on the onset, we cannot yet say if any of the interviewees are social enterprises as we are in the process of discovery through the interviews and which will become apparent on the conclusion of the definition. We welcome thoughts and comments on this process either by email or a comment below the individual article. We hope you will enjoy the discovery as much as we are. Companies listed below are in alphabetical order.
Company Name: Ævi Ehf.
Social Mission: Preservation of human beings: a memory bank for generations to come.
Company Name: Citizen Foundation
Social Mission: To bring people together to debate and prioritize innovative ideas to improve their communities. We believe that without participation there is no democracy.
Company Name: Expeda ehf.
Social Mission: To enable the general public easy access to expert medical knowledge by doing so we will allow them to receive better healthcare at a lower cost.
Company Name: Festa – miðstöð um samfélagsábyrgð
Social Mission: Be the knowledge center for CSR Iceland.
Company Name: GeoSilica ehf.
Environmental Mission: To utilise waste from geothermal production to create a sustainable environment.
Company Name: The Icelandic Association of Whale Watchers
Environmental Mission: Fight against whaling in whale watching grounds and promoting methods of responsible whale watching.
Company Name: Karolina Fund Ehf.
Social Mission: To create social impact through creating change by facilitating new relationships between the creators and investors.
Company Name: Klak Innovit
Company Mission: “We aim to be community based.”
Company Name: Krummi Spice
Social Mission: Creating a sustainable company that at its core gives back to society in every aspect of its business. “We want to show that this is possible.”
Company Name: Icelandic Human Rights Centre
Social Mission: The Center works on making human rights information accessible to the public by organizing conferences and seminars on human rights issues and by providing human rights education
Company Name: Iceland Ocean Cluster
Environmental Mission: Promoting full utilization of seafood and limiting food waste of valuable products
Company Name: Locatify
Social Mission: “Everything we offer is sustainable, we have a platform where others can create their own content for apps, and it is reusable for different games and guides.”
Company Name: Maximus Musicus
Social Mission: “Aimed at children to provide a better quality of life through the enjoyment of music and to open up the child’s imagination through music. It also enables children to give words to their feelings.”
Company Name: MindGames Ehf.
Social Mission: To create a good gaming experience to help people to train their minds.
Company Name: Sérfræðingarnir, Specialisterne á Íslandi
Social Mission: Give people the opportunity for work in the labour market.
Company Name: Skema Ehf.
Social Mission: To skill the next generation that will change the world beyond technology.
Company Name: Startup Iceland
Social Mission: Build a sustainable startup ecosystem
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