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Everyone has the right to live a dignified, healthy, and fulfilling life.  

Scope is a social impact company founded in 2008 in Helsinki, Finland.  

We co-design innovative pathways to social change at scale. Our work creates real improvement in the lives of underserved people globally and helps protect our planet.   

 

Health and Climate

Scope operates at the intersection of health and climate action. We help strengthen public systems and co-develop new service models. We build movements, generate demand, and support the uptake of evidence-based practices.

Our work co-creates new pathways to policy change and elevates critical health and climate change issues at the national and global levels. We strengthen resilience and embed new skills across the community, organisational, and government structures.

 

Systems Innovation as a Service

Addressing the world’s urgent, complex challenges requires a systemic, data-enabled, and hyper-local approach. We have built Scope to effectively drive change at scale through Systems Innovation as a Service:

  • Strategic engagement to mobilise communities, shift mindsets, support behaviour change, and create enabling policy environments
  • Social innovation to explore, co-design, prototype, trial, and implement new service and system innovations
  • Organisational change to co-create change strategies, build new skills,  design replicable models and adaptive pathways to implementation across diverse contexts

Individually, these three programmes provide a unique set of building blocks to drive systematic change. Together, they allow Scope to construct complementary and scalable portfolios of regionally as well as thematically connected projects and products.

Across all work, we monitor and evaluate impact and outcomes to learn, improve, and ensure that our solutions benefit people and the planet.

 

Way of Working

Scope’s approach places people, alongside systems, at the centre of creative problem-solving. By combining scientific evidence with lived experience and system thinking, we design the most appropriate interventions. The human-centred design-based problem identification and co-creation process roots solutions in local ownership and leadership.

Our way of working facilitates radical collaboration. In addition to our highly skilled interdisciplinary team, we bring together a global community of 400+ technical experts, influencers, and opinion shapers. This unique community enables us to respond quickly at the global level while delivering programmes locally in partnership with communities, technical specialists, delivery organisations, and system actors.

 

Co-Founders

Joe Wright and Mari Tikkanen founded Scope in 2008 after having worked for two decades in the social change, global health, and sustainable infrastructure sectors. Their goal has been to leverage creativity, cross-disciplinary collaboration, and people-centred approaches for real, lasting change for underrepresented communities globally.

By weaving together the best of not-for-profit and private sectors, they have built a mission-led, independent, and sustainable social impact company. This agile, lean model has enabled Scope, in addition to client-led work, to fund and execute our own social innovation projects aiming to create new services and campaigns for a fairer world.

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