Small logo Subscribe to leading news on impact investing. Learn More
The Brief Originals Dealflow Signals The Impact Alpha Impact Voices Podcasts Agents of Impact Open
What's Next Capital on the Frontier Measure Better Investing in Racial Equity Beyond Trade-offs Impact en las Americas New Revivalists
Local and Inclusive Climate Finance Catalytic Capital Frontier Finance Best Practices Geographies
Slack Conference Calls Events Contribute
The Archive ImpactSpace The Accelerator Selection Tool Network Map
About Us FAQ Calendar Pricing and Payment Policy Privacy Policy Terms of Service Agreement Contact Us
Locavesting Entrepreneurship Gender Smart Return on Inclusion Good Jobs Creative economy Opportunity Zones Investing in place Housing New Schooled Well Being People on the Move Faith and investing Inclusive Fintech
Clean Energy Farmer Finance Soil Wealth Conservation Finance Financing Fish
Innovative Finance
Personal Finance Impact Management
Africa Asia Europe Latin America Middle East Oceania/Australia China Canada India United Kingdom United States
Subscribe
Features
Series
Themes
Community
Data
Subscribe Log In
More

IKEA creates a pathway for refugees to join its supply chain



Swedish furniture giant IKEA seems to take the global refugee crisis personally.

In 2015, the company partnered with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to design modular housing for the 2.6 million long-term refugee camp inhabitants globally.

Now, it wants to help those refugees make a living while also helping its own future business. A social entrepreneurship initiative this summer in Jordan will train refugees and local workers to produce handicrafts.

The program will start with 100 workers — half of them refugees — and aims to employ 200,000 people globally over the next 10 to 15 years.

“We want these people to be our future suppliers,” says IKEA’s Jesper Brodin. New business owners will learn models and production planning to join IKEA’s supply chain.

This post originally appeared in ImpactAlpha’s daily newsletter. Get The Brief.

Photo credit: Better Shelter

You might also like...