Amelie Silfverstolpe

In her role as Sustainability Innovation Lead at Axfoundation, Amelie´s focus is primarily circular economy and sustainable consumption. Up until 2020, Amelie was program director for Inclusive Societies at Axfoundation, spearheading the integration initiative ÖppnaDörren (OpenTheDoor).

Amelie joined Axfoundation in 2014 to develop the foundation’s social sustainability work. In 2014-2015, she initiated and developed the incubator ÖppnaDörren, as well as the business center Yrkesdörren which uses meetings to create networks between established and new Swedes. The overall goal was to generate societal, business and individual benefits by accelerating the integration of foreign-born in both the labor market and in society. In line with Axfoundations working model, Axfoundation decided in 2020 to spin-off ÖppnaDörren to Axel Johnson’s inclusion initiative Axelerate, to give the organization even greater power to scale further.

Amelie is an experienced entrepreneur within social sustainability. She is the founder and former director of Volontärbyrån (the Volunteer Agency) and possesses extensive knowledge from working within social sustainability and the non-profit sector in Sweden. Several years prior to this, Amelie was active in the recruitment industry as a consultant and founder of an international internet recruitment company.

Amelie worked and studied the nonprofit sector in the United States at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), holds a political science degree from Lund University and a degree from the Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders at Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Amelie is a member of the steering committee of the Philanthropic Forum and Delmos and has held board roles at the Non-Violence Project Foundation and Raoul Wallenberg Differencemakers.