Sustainable companies look beyond their own walls and take action to support the societies around them.

Nordic Capital and its portfolio companies are involved in a number of charities and initiatives with a social, community or philanthropic impact that reflect our values.  Unlike other sustainability initiatives, the work we do in this area is not conducted for commercial purposes.

Since 2014, we have had a dedicated Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee in place to maximise our support of initiatives that reflect our core values.

St Botvid Summer Trainee Programme

Together with our portfolio companies, we are proud to offer an annual ‘Summer Trainee Programme’ to students from St Botvid Upper Secondary School.

Aside from providing a rewarding and stimulating experience, the programme’s goal is to give young students an insight into working life, open up future career paths, and highlight the importance of education.

The programme offers students the opportunity to experience a variety of business disciplines such as research and development, sales, finance, marketing and administration.

St Botvid has a diverse student population that speaks more than 58 different languages. It is situated in a suburb of Stockholm where nearly 60% of residents are of foreign origin.

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Aspiring doctor, Feven Reta worked at Handicare, which provides mobility aids for disabled people, during her four-week training programme:

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I learnt so many new things every day and got to try things I hadn’t tried before. The best thing about working at Handicare was that I saw the technology that they are developing – this was fun and instructive, not least because I will probably be working with their mobility aids as a doctor.

Uganda Rural Development & Training Programme (URDT)

In line with our strategy to support innovative, inclusive education initiatives, Nordic Capital is proud to have been an active partner to URDT since 2014.

URDT’s Girls’ School provides education to 250 girls in the rural areas of western Uganda where most of the population rely on subsistence farming.

Operating in a patriarchal society, the school has found an innovative approach to improving the lives of the girls, as well as their families and communities in which they live.

In addition to receiving a solid academic education, the girls learn to become “change agents” within their families and communities. With practical knowledge, new confidence and leadership skills, the girls can help their families to generate an income by growing and selling crops, using those resources to improve their living conditions. This has had a positive impact on health in
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