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Why IKEA Foundation’s flatpack refugee shelter won design of the year

January 2017

Why IKEA Foundation’s flatpack refugee shelter won design of the year (The Guardian, 27 January 2017). Read more

The 25 Best Inventions of 2016 (Time Magazine, November 2016)

January 2017

Every year, TIME selects the best inventions that are making the world better, smarter and—in some cases—a little more fun. In the past, we’ve featured everything from the real-life hoverboard to the desktop DNA lab. Read... Read more

How to Save Thousands of Children’s Lives (Inter Press Service, October 2016)

January 2017

When disasters strike, children are among the most vulnerable, and humanitarian aid agencies need to be able to respond immediately to save their lives. Read more here. Read more

IKEA Foundation gives euro 5-million grant for welfare of poor in India, Kenya (Economic Times, September 2016)

January 2017

IKEA Foundation has given a euro 5-million grant to US-based non profit organisation Habitat for Humanity to work for the welfare of the poor in India and Kenya. Read more here. Read more

Finding Talent & Entrepreneurs Among 21 Million Global Refugees (Forbes, September 2016)

January 2017

For the last five years, news and images from the Syrian civil war have jarred our collective consciousness. Read more here. Read more

Five design innovations for Europe’s refugee crisis, vetted by IKEA’s head of design (Quartz, July 2016)

January 2017

To address the worst refugee crisis in Europe since World War II, one Dutch design organization issued a global call to the creative community: “What can designers do to help?”. Read more here. Read more

What design can do for refugees (Vrij Nederland, June 2016)

January 2017

An international design competition aimed at finding solutions to refugee issues yielded hundreds of entries. ‘The new generation of creative professionals mainly wants to contribute to society.’ Read more here. Read more

What Design Can Do Refugee Challenge unveils 25 shortlisted projects to improve refugee’s lives (Dezeen, June 2016)

January 2017

25 designs that offer a range of solutions for improving the lives of refugees living in urban environments have been shortlisted for the first What Design Can Do Refugee Challenge. Read more

Humanitarian Aid – Business As Unusual? (Inter Press Service, June 2016)

January 2017

Big business is most often seen by human rights defenders and civil society organisations as “bad news,” as those huge heartless, soulless corporations whose exclusive goal is to make the biggest profits possible. Too often... Read more

Greenlight Planet Pioneers From India Get Global Recognition (Business World, June 2016)

January 2017

Greenlight Planet won Ashden Award, world’s most prestigious green awards, for increasing energy access, supported by the IKEA Foundation. Read more here. Read more

MoMA’s Insecurities exhibition to address the global refugee crisis (Dezeen, May 2016)

January 2017

New York’s Museum of Modern Art has announced an exhibition of projects that aim to tackle the issue of shelter for migration and global refugee emergencies. Read more

Earth Day marks major climate milestone (Eco-business, April 2016)

January 2017

The 46th annual Earth Day is a momentous one, because in addition to community-led environmental activities, almost 170 global leaders are expected to sign the Paris agreement, the world’s first universally binding climate deal. Read more... Read more

What Design Can Do launches design challenge to create solutions for refugees (February, 2016)

January 2017

Dutch organisation What Design Can Do has launched an international competition to help find solutions for refugees facing a wide variety of challenges. The What Design Can Do Refugee Challenge was announced today at the IKEA... Read more

IKEA Foundation assembles a solution for Syrian refugees (The Christian Science Monitor, November 2015)

January 2017

The Swedish furniture giant IKEA has a 57-square-foot solution to a giant, global problem: smarter shelters for refugees. Read more

IKEA Foundation opens training hub for humanitarian aid workers (Eco-business, November 2016)

November 2015

November, 2015: IKEA Foundation opens training hub for humanitarian aid workers. As the world marks two years since Typhoon Haiyan tore through the Philippines, the world’s first Centre for Humanitarian Leadership has opened in Melbourne on Wednesday to help train the next generation of aid workers. Read more

IKEA Foundation commits to invest 16 mn euros, empower women in India

October 2015

IKEA commits to invest 16 mn euros, empower women in India. Read more

Exclusive Interview: IKEA Foundation CEO Says We Must Tackle Climate Change to Help Children in Need (Eco-watch, September, 2015)

September 2015

IKEA Foundation was announced the winner of the Childhood ThankYou Award by the World Childhood Foundation USA last week for its outstanding achievements in supporting vulnerable children and promoting their rights. Read more

IKEA to spend €1bn to tackle climate change (BBC, June 2015)

June 2015

Furniture giant Ikea says it will spend €1bn (£735m) over the next five years to tackle climate change. This is far more than many countries are doing, and Ikea says if other firms follow suit,... Read more

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