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About us

BESTSELLER FOUNDATION is a private philanthropic foundation that provides businesses with tools, skills and financial opportunities that enable them to improve the lives of less privileged communities in Africa, China and India


OUR HISTORY

BESTSELLER FOUNDATION was established as a private philanthropic foundation in June 2015 by the family behind BESTSELLER.

The family ran social and cultural projects in another foundation from 1995-2014, before they decided to scale up and transfer ongoing projects to the new BESTSELLER FOUNDATION in 2015.

OUR MISSION

BESTSELLER FOUNDATION is a private philanthropic foundation that commits its resources to poverty reduction and environmentally sustainable development.

BESTSELLER FOUNDATION aims to help uplift those with few resources to a dignified life and connect those with talent and ambition to opportunities and markets. Environmental sustainability and human development are at the core of BESTSELLER FOUNDATION's mission. 

Read more: BESTSELLER FOUNDATION Strategy 2015-2019

BESTSELLER A/S

BESTSELLER is a global family-owned clothing and accessories company founded in Denmark in 1975. 

Read more about BESTSELLER on www.bestseller.com

OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH BESTSELLER

BESTSELLER FOUNDATION is an independent organisation and its work is not directly related to BESTSELLER’s activities.
The foundation serves as a means to give something back to some of the poorest and most vulnerable people on the planet. 

OUR BOARD 

ANDERS HOLCH POVLSEN
Chair - BESTSELLER A/S

ANNE STORM PEDERSEN
Board member - BESTSELLER A/S

ANDERS BOELSKIFTE MOGENSEN 
Board member - Seismonaut A/S

OUR BOARD 

JACOB RAVN
Board member - access2innovation

REGINA ANDERSEN
Board member - Law & More

SVEND KAARE JENSEN
Board member 

INVESTMENT in 2015  - by region / country

  • Africa: Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • China: Yunnan and Hubei Provinces
  • India: Odisha, Karnataka and Andra Pradesh 
  • Other / Denmark: Copenhagen, Århus, Central Jutland


Read more:
Annual Report - 2015
Annual Report - 2014
Annual Report - 2013




investment in 2015 - by theme

  • Sustainable Agricultural & Food Value Chains
  • Green & Sustainable Jobs & Entrepreneurship
  • Environment & Nature Conservation
  • Other


Read more:
Annual Report - 2015
Annual Report - 2014
Annual Report - 2013

investment in 2014 - by type

  • Equity & Shares
  • Loans
  • Grants 

Read more:
Annual Report - 2015
Annual Report - 2014
Annual Report - 2013