The Eva Ahlström Foundation

The Eva Ahlström Foundation is a humanitarian organisation that aims to support underprivileged women, children and adolescents in Finland and internationally through cooperation with established non-governmental organisations. The foundation is founded and managed by members of the Ahlström family.

Change wanted!

In order to meet the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, it would require investments totaling about 5-7 trillion (!) US dollars per year. These amounts do not exist, and money alone is not the solution – a more large-scale change is required.

The SDGs aim to eradicate poverty and hunger, achieve health and equality as well as provide good education and access to clean water for everyone by 2030. In order to achieve this we must change our way of thinking and acting, as well as how we treat each other. It is necessary that we start seeing the world and its resources through a new, gender-neutral lens. If we want to eradicate poverty and inequality – the two major causes of terrorism, conflicts and migration – we must change together, and together change our society and our world from scratch.

Maria Bondestam, Chair
The Eva Ahlström Foundation