Involved in community development

Ratos’s community involvement is founded in our 150-year history where long-term responsibility has been a natural part of our operations.

Two of Ratos’s largest owners, the Torsten Söderberg Foundation and the Ragnar Söderberg Foundation, are among Sweden’s biggest private providers of funding for scientific research and educational or study programmes (mainly in economics, medicine and law). Grants from the foundations are financed to a great extent with dividends from Ratos. Read more about the foundations.

Entrepreneurship and business development are key components in Ratos’s history and the core of today’s operations.

Since 2014 we have a partnership with Inkludera, a non-profit organisation that works to combat marginalisation in Sweden by backing social entrepreneurs who have developed solutions to social problems. Inkludera uses expertise, human capital and financing from the business community to develop the entrepreneurs’ activities.

Ratos supports the Stockholm School of Economics by being a so-called Capital Partner and donating funds to the Department of Financial Economics. These donations are mainly to be used for research which focuses on owner issues within private equity. Stockholm School of Economics are one of Europe’s leading business schools, with a unique business-community network. Our research is internationally recognized and many of our researchers are among the leading figures in their respective fields. 

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