Ferd – Cookbook for Social Entrepreneurship

Ferd is a family-owned Norwegian investment-company committed to value-creating ownership of businesses and investments in financial assets. In addition to the group’s purely commercial activities, Ferd has an extensive involvement in social entrepreneurship.


In November 2015, FSE invited the SosEnt conference in the Norwegian Opera’s foyer. 370 people participated, including private investors, public employees, politicians, non-profit organisations, students and a wide range of social entrepreneurs.


Minister of Local Government Jan Tore Sanner (H) announced during this conference that his department would develop a “cookbook” for social entrepreneurship, with a framework, advice and good examples of collaboration between social entrepreneurs and the public sector.


Specifique contributed with both a technical solution and educational content to engage participants in active dialogue and discussions, both around the tables, across the foyer and with those on stage. All data was gathered and saved, and became an important part of what later became the “Cookbook for Social Entrepreneurship”.