Programme Manager at the IKEA Social Entrepreneurship at Inter IKEA Group


Lisen is the Programme Manager for IKEA Social Entrepreneurship. She has been in the field of sustainability and social impact the past 15 years and truly believes that entrepreneurship can be a strong force for positive social and environmental development.  

She is a trained Kaospilot and has next to the economic bachelor degree, a master in global studies conducted in Germany, Argentina, India and Thailand.

At IKEA she has worked with human rights and labour migration in South East Asia, with strategic business planning for global range developments and between 2013-2017 she the Sustainability Manager for IKEA Netherlands.

IKEA Social Entrepreneurship

IKEA Social Entrepreneurship is all about making a positive impact. By working with pioneers and pathfinders who use their business as a way to make everyday life better for those who need it most, we strive towards a more equal and inclusive society.

The IKEA vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people, and we believe those lives are truly better when they’re lived sustainably. For us, it’s about balancing economic

 growth and positive social impact with environmental protection and renewal. So, our mission overall is to meet the needs of people today without compromising the needs of future generations. This means rethinking and inspiring changes in lifestyle and consumption, as well as adopting new ways of working. Because the more people we reach, the bigger impact we have in helping the many create a better everyday life.


  • Day 2 – Thursday 10 June
  • 11.00 – 11.50

Mobilising corporate resources to contribute to the development of social organisations and the business activities of companies

Employee engagement is a great concept to address the capacity building and gaps in the business development of social enterprises and social organisations. It also provides business value for the companies. The speakers of this session will share the framework for employee engagement activities, and examples from companies that have introduced different initiatives to mobilise their corporate resources for the development of social enterprises or NGOs. Watch the session recording