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Creativity and innovation flourish at the intersection of disciplines. Each area of expertise provides a unique lens and perspective. Our approach combines them, just like a kaleidoscope. Hence, we are Scope. 

Scope is a social impact company, accelerating social change at scale. We are based in Helsinki, Finland, and our work in equality, gender and health spans Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.

Joe Wright and Mari Tikkanen founded Scope in 2008 (under the name of M4ID) after having worked for two decades in the international development and health sector. Their goal was to leverage creativity, cross disciplinary collaboration, and people-centred approaches for real, lasting change in underrepresented communities globally.    

By weaving together the best of non-for-profit and private sectors, they have built a mission-lead, independent and sustainable social impact company.  This agile, lean model enables Scope to, in addition to client-led work, also fund and execute our own social innovation projects in which we create new services and campaigns for a fairer world.

We focus on health, gender and equality. 

Our vision is a world where everyone, everywhere can experience a healthy, dignified, fulfilling life. We seek to improve the lives of underrepresented people globally by codesigning innovative pathways to social change. In doing so, we apply a creative problem solving approach tailored to address complex, multicausal societal problems.

Our approach is human-centered, systems-integrated, planet-positive and interdisciplinary.

We apply human-centered design to ensure that people benefiting from interventions and those implementing them are involved throughout the discovery, co-design, testing, and implementation process. We design systems-informed and integrated pathways to adoption of innovations at scale. In doing so, we build proof of concepts, carry out micro trials, facilitate organizational and system change, and rollout adaptation based scaling strategies. We design out wastage, pollution and environmental harm. We build community and system capacity to improve on their lived environment and strengthen their resilience to changes to come. 

Our way of working facilitates radical collaboration across our own interdisciplinary team and brings together a wide partnership to achieve innovation and impact goals.

Value of Approach.

  • Our process puts people, alongside systems, at the centre of problem-solving.
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration ensures creativity as well as rigour, efficiency across the innovation process. 
  • By combining scientific evidence with lived experience, we design the most appropriate interventions.
  • Co-creation generates national ownership and leadership of solutions.
  • Building capacity supports communities and systems to drive and accelerate change at scale.
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