We build knowledge, promote collaboration, and influence policy.

The Karl-Adam Bonnier Foundation is an independent and non-partisan actor that promotes the development of business in Sweden. Since 1986, we have been supporting research and education in business administration and corporate law.

For the development of dynamic and sustainable business in Sweden.

Companies have a crucial role to play in the societies of the future. Today, companies set the direction and drive the development of society. They also lay the foundation for continued prosperity in our country.

That is why the Karl-Adam Bonnier Foundation works for the development of dynamic and sustainable business in Sweden. We accelerate development by strengthening knowledge, promoting collaboration and influencing policy. That is our mission.

We build knowledge

The Karl-Adam Bonnier Foundation initiates research and multidisciplinary projects that lead to the development and sharing of new knowledge in business administration and corporate law.

We identify knowledge gaps, fund research, and share new knowledge that contributes to the development of business in Sweden. Over the past years we have contributed to building knowledge in intrapreneurship, born globals, and the market changes in corporate bonds – to mention a few areas.

We promote collaboration

We create an independent and non-partisan area for constructive dialogue. Our forums arrange salon debates and roundtable discussions where perspectives are broadened, relationships are built, and new ideas take shape. By promoting collaboration, we create the conditions for mobilization and development.

Sedan starten 1986 har vi skapat en oberoende och opolitisk area för konstruktiv dialog. Våra forum arrangerar salongsdebatter och rundabordssamtal där perspektiv breddas, idéer tar form och nya relationer byggs. Genom att främja samverkan skapar vi förutsättningar för kraftsamling och utveckling.

We influence policy

We accelerate the development of policy for a competitive business climate by promoting knowledge and collaboration.

The Karl-Adam Bonnier Foundation creates conditions for different stakeholders to meet, debate and reach consensus. By sharing new knowledge and providing an independent arena for dialogue, we contribute to the development of policy proposals and accelerate improvements.


Intrapreneurship was not on everyone’s lips in 2015. Today it’s a widely recognised concept. During 2016–2019, we funded research in intrapreneurship with the aim of strengthening knowledge in an unexplored area with great significance for the development of business. A lot has happened since then.


How did the corporate bond markets develop up to the COVID-19 outbreak, and what factors influenced market behavior during the initial stages of the crisis? That issue is in focus in our latest publication Trends and Policy Issues in Corporate Bond Markets.

Smart Society

Smart Society Sweden is our limited-edition podcast hosted by Elizabeth Walentin. In this podcast our guests share lessons learned and experiences from Sweden’s journey towards creating a smart society.

Our purpose is to support research and education in business administration and corporate law.

- Chariman of the Karl-Adam Bonnier Foundation