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Norwegian welfare needs to be more concerned with impact
The Norwegian welfare state is coming under pressure due to declining income and higher costs, and we need to make do with less funding. Ferd Social Entrepreneurs is convinced that Norway needs to be better at adopting and disseminating new and more efficient solutions.
Simployer makes it easy to be a good employer
An ecosystem of digital products and services that make life easier and better for employers and employees: this is what Simployer offers to small and medium-sized businesses. Its offering is kept up-to-date and is particularly valuable to customers that are now encountering entirely new challenges as a result of the pandemic.
Rolling out a Nordic accelerator program on workplace inclusion
This autumn Impact StartUp Nordic, the first Nordic-wide accelerator program to be organised by Ferd Social Entrepreneurs and Impact Startup Norway, will be run for the first time. The topic will be workplace inclusion, and its aim will be to get excluded people into work.
Long-term investment in Marienlyst
We are in demanding times, and it is more important than ever before to take a long-term perspective. When Ferd was announced as the new owner of Marienlyst, its desire to create value for the long term was particularly in focus. “Acquiring this site has been a dream of ours for a long time”, comments Morten Borge, the CEO of Ferd.
Ferd invests in Simployer, the Nordic region’s leading company in HR
Just before Christmas last year, Ferd Capital became the majority shareholder in Simployer (formerly Infotjenester), the Nordic region’s leading company for HR expertise and technology-based HR systems. These are high-growth areas that the coronavirus pandemic has made even more critical.
New man in pole position at Brav
With the pandemic and times that are nothing like anything we have previously experienced, much has changed since Espen Falck Engelstad took over as the CEO of Brav at the start of last month. Ferd Magazine visited him after he had only been in the role for a few days. The thoughts he shared with the magazine are nonetheless still relevant - once things return to something approaching normality.
Ferd sells 6.5 million shares in Scatec Solar
Ferd AS ("Ferd") today sold 6.5 million shares in Scatec Solar ASA ("Scatec Solar"), a leading integrated independent solar power producer. During Ferds ownership period, Scatec and partners have invested more than 20 billion NOK in renewable projects in emerging markets in Eastern Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia and South-America, and more than tripled MW in operation, under construction and backlog.
Creating space for adventure in Marienlyst
The architectural firm Snøhetta and Ferd are one step closer to the dream of opening up the Marienlyst area and the NRK site to the people of Oslo. Their aim is to create a sustainable, creative and inclusive district, which would be known as Lyst.
Ferd is a family-owned Norwegian industrial and financial group that is an active and long-term owner of strong companies with international potential and carries out financial activities through investments in a broad range of asset classes. In addition to the group’s purely commercial activities, Ferd has an extensive involvement in social entrepreneurship.
I. & L. Jacobsen’s ‘Tobaks-Fabrique’ in Christiania is granted a Royal Warrant
I & L. Jacobsen’s Tobaks-Fabrique in Christiania is granted a Royal Warrant to manufacture “all kinds of smoking tobacco and tobacco snuff” and to sell both its own products and imported tobacco products. This is now recognized as the date for the formal establishment of the business undertaking which today lives on as Ferd. However, the factory itself was opened more than 30 years earlier by Jens Jacobsen, a city councillor, ship owner and merchant (1703-1772).
Picture shows The 1778 Royal Warrant.