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We promote business development in Sweden with a long-term focus. Through our forums, research projects, scholarships and events, we strengthen knowledge, promote collaboration and influence policy. Here is a selection of current highlights and events.

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May 24, 2024

Karl-Adam Bonnier's life and entrepreneurial journey captured in new book

On May 23rd, Karl-Adam Bonnier’s book, En ny tid – Livet som finansiell entreprenör, was released. It’s a personal book of his upbringing, his parents Tor and Tora Bonnier, his high school and college years in the USA, his service in the American military, and how his career as an entrepreneur began with the sale of premium bonds. He also shares the initiation of the Karl-Adam Bonnier Foundation, aimed at supporting Swedish entrepreneurship and making a broader impact.
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May 14, 2024

Thomas Malmer new Forum Manager for the Forum for Global Business

Thomas Malmer was involved in the development of the Forum for Global Business (FGB) and served as Forum Manager during the formative years of 2015-2016. Since then, he has been following the operations from a distance and is now looking forward to reassuming the leadership role as Elizabeth Walentin moves on to new opportunities.
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January 25, 2024

Competitiveness in focus for new collaboration with Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum

The Karl-Adam Bonnier Foundation has initiated a new collaboration with the Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum to contribute to strengthening Swedish competitiveness. During the year, a joint seminar series is being launched to connect research with experiential knowledge from the business sector on current industrial policy issues.
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January 11, 2024

Kia Orback Pettersson looks back on an exciting board term

Kia Orback Pettersson has been a board member of the Karl-Adam Bonnier Foundation since 2019. An exciting and enriching board term is now coming to an end, and a new board will take office in the autumn of 2024. The assignment has opened the door to a valuable arena for constructive dialogue, providing many opportunities to meet knowledgeable individuals in academia, business, and the public sector.
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October 25, 2023

KAB Center for Governance will strengthen the bond between research, politics and social actors

In August, Jonas Törnblom assumed the role of Senior Advisor at the KAB Center for Governance. The position involves connecting researchers with societal actors to explore how they can jointly contribute to improved societal development. Already this autumn, a series of seminars will be organized with the aim of discussing how research can contribute to solving complex challenges in society.
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June 28, 2023

Grand Re-opening of the foundation’s office

On May 23, 2023, the foundation opened the doors to our newly renovated office and invited over a hundred representatives from academia, private and public sector to a Grand Re-Opening. It was an evening full of networking and conversations about the importance of governance issues from different perspectives.
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June 5, 2023

Josefina formed close ties with Southeast Asia through KAB-IFP

Gaining an international perspective along with the opportunity to study at two of the world’s leading business schools prompted Josefina Hagberg to apply for the K-A Bonnier International Fellows Program (KAB-IFP) five years ago. She concludes that the program influenced her both as a person and in her career choice.
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March 15, 2023

The scholarship period was decisive for Märta’s career choice

Entrepreneurship and innovation have always interested Märta Eriksson. When she had the opportunity to delve into both these areas at two of the world’s leading business schools, she didn’t hesitate to apply. Now, almost six years since she was selected for the K-A Bonnier International Fellowship Program (KAB-IFP), she benefits greatly from the experiences in her professional role as senior manager of consumer insights and analytics at Zound Industries.
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December 9, 2022

KAB-IFP provided Wasita Thongdee with valuable knowledge and contacts

Wasita Thongdee is one of sixteen outstanding students who has participated in the K-A Bonnier International Fellows Program (KAB-IFP). Her years in Sweden and Singapore gave her friends for life and a double master’s degree from two reputable business schools. Today, she is managing a small domestic accessory brand based in Thailand.
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October 12, 2022

The foundation contributes to the new research hub House of GaPP at SSE

House of Governance and Public Policy (GaPP), a new research hub at Stockholm School of Economics, is now launched. At the launch event on October 12, the participants were given insights on how this unique initiative will contribute to a better and more stable foundation for our future society.
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October 3, 2022

Welcome to the launch of House of Governance and Public Policy!

Celebrate the launch of the new research hub, House of Governance and Public Policy (GaPP), at the Stockholm School of Economics on October 12, 2022. It is a unique initiative that will contribute to a better and more stable foundation for our future society. During the launch event you will meet Jan Eliasson, Hanna Stjärne, and Darja Isaksson among others.
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June 16, 2022

The K-A Bonnier International Fellowship Program gave Mai Pham experiences and contacts for life

Since 2017, sixteen exceptionally talented students from Sweden and Southeast Asia have participated in the K-A Bonnier International Fellows Program (KAB-IFP). Mai Pham was one of the first students to be awarded the scholarship and three years have now passed since she completed the program. KAB-IFP both shaped her worldview and brought life-long connections.
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May 4, 2022

Interest in intrapreneurship continues to grow

A company’s intrapreneurship, or capacity for innovation, is crucial to its success. During 2016–2019, the Karl-Adam Bonnier Foundation funded the research project Intrapreneurship Compass with the aim of strengthening knowledge in a relatively unexplored area with great significance for the development of business in Sweden. One of the researchers on the team was Dr Katarina Blomkvist who states that a lot has happened since the project ended.
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December 16, 2021

The foundation highlighted important future issues at Expo 2020

The Karl-Adam Bonnier Foundation closed out 2021 by hosting the Smart Society Summit at Expo 2020 in Dubai. Together with the Swedish Institute and Business Sweden, we invited dignitaries and business leaders from Sweden and the Gulf region to discuss how we can create the smart societies of the future. Both H.M. The King and Minister for Foreign Trade and Nordic Affairs Anna Hallberg attended on site in Dubai.
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November 19, 2021

Join the Smart Society Summit – Live broadcast from Expo 2020

The Karl-Adam Bonnier Foundation is co-hosting the Swedish National Day Event at Expo 2020 in Dubai on December 15, 2021.
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May 28, 2020

Distinguished Global Swede award to KAB-IFP fellow

On May 28, 2020, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Swedish Institute awarded the Global Swede award to 19 prominent international students at Swedish universities. For ten years, the Global Swede award has been awarded to active, committed and enthusiastic students who are excellent in areas closely related to innovation and entrepreneurship.
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January 20, 2020

Our Yearly Alumi Dinner

On January 20th, 2020 the Karl-Adam Bonnier Foundation hosted a yearly alumni dinner for its current KAB-IFP fellows and Darden fellows. During the evening Jessica O’Mary, Head of Development & Alumni Relations at Stockholm School of Economics (SSE), shared how they work to create involvement and a culture of giving back among their SSE-almuni.
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November 28, 2019

The launch of the Intrapreneurship Compass 2019

On November 28th 2019, the third and final edition of the research report Intrapreneurship Compass was launched. This 4-year research project has been carried out by Uppsala University under the leadership of Professor Ivo Zander, Dr. Katarina Blomkvist and Dr. Philip Kappen.
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November 16, 2019

How to succeed in the world’s fastest growing startup hubs

On November 14th, 2019, the 3rd-cohort fellows of the K-A Bonnier International Fellows Program organized a seminar focusing on the diverse challenges that startups face in Southeast Asia and the Nordics.
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November 16, 2019

Forum for Global Business visits the US to discuss reskilling and the Swedish model

During a few eventful days in November 2019, the Karl-Adam Bonnier Foundation visited the US to raise discussion on reskilling and the new Swedish model. The author and journalist David Crouch joined the trip to share his research and findings described in his books Bumblebee Nation and Almost Perfekt.
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January 21, 2019

Yearly Alumni Dinner with Darden Fellows

In January 2019, the Karl-Adam Bonnier Foundation hosted a yearly alumni dinner for its Darden fellows. This year the foundation’s KAB-IFP fellows also attended.
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December 6, 2018

Corporate Governance Forum celebrates 25 years

Since 1993, the Corporate Governance Forum (CGF) has stimulated and influenced the debate on corporate governance and corporate finance in Sweden and internationally. On December 6, 2018, the Forum celebrated its 25th anniversary with a seminar in Stockholm.
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November 29, 2018

The launch of the Intrapreneurship Compass 2018

On November 29th 2018, the second edition of the research report Intrapreneurship Compass was launched. This 4-year research project is carried out by Uppsala University under the leadership of Professor Ivo Zander, Dr. Katarina Blomkvist and Dr. Philip Kappen.
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November 19, 2018

Expanding throughout Asia – How to choose your next market

On November 19th, 2018 four 2nd-cohort fellows of the K-A Bonnier International Fellows Program organized a seminar at the Stockholm School of Economics, regarding the business expansion of Nordic companies into the Asian market.
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August 27, 2018

The launch of Bumblebee Nation

In August 2018, in the midst of an ongoing election debate, the Karl-Adam Bonnier Foundation launched the book Bumblebee Nation – the hidden story of the new Swedish model. At the well-attended press event the author of the book David Crouch, former Prime Minister Göran Persson and former Minister of Finance Anders Borg, discussed key issues for Sweden’s future competitiveness and the development of the Swedish model.
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November 14, 2017

The launch of the Intrapreneurship Compass 2017

On November 14th 2017, the first report about the Intrapreneurship Compass was launched. This 4-year research project is carried out by Uppsala University under the leadership of Professor Ivo Zander, Dr. Katarina Blomkvist and Dr. Philip Kappen.