Swedish Peppy Pals ranked as one of the world's most promising social enterprises

STOCKHOLM - 2016-10-28 - Peppy Pals, the company behind the award-winning apps and e-books that teach kids 2-8 years about emotions, empathy and friendship, has finished as the only Nordic company and among the Top 12 Social Innovators, in the global competition UBS Social Innovators. UBS Social Innovators program seeks to find high-potential social enterprises that are delivering innovative solutions to society’s most pressing challenges.

By using story-telling and humor, Peppy Pals vision is to create a future generation of higher Emotional Intelligence (EQ) to prevent bullying, hatred and exclusion worldwide. 

Research suggests that higher EQ not only reduces the chance of being bullied or bullying others, it also increases one’s capacity to forgive, improves one’s self-esteem and increases one’s level of empathy.

“We are incredibly grateful for this recognition. There is no gene for empathy. Just like math, language or reading, we need to start practicing emotional literacy early on, and there is no doubt that there is an urgent need for empathy in the world today. Successful people don’t operate alone and we hope this will inspire more people to do good.”  - Rosie Linder, CEO and Founder, Peppy Pals 

The UBS Social Innovators program is run with support from Ashoka, the world’s largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide committed to putting system-changing ideas into practice on a global scale. 

“The partnership between UBS and Ashoka is important. As the rate of change in the world continues to accelerate exponentially, financial and social systems must change profoundly – and much faster. Such change requires the top-caliber social entrepreneurs we will help launch and grow together.” - Bill Drayton, Founder and CEO, For Ashoka: Innovators for the Public

Peppy Pals has previously been honored to lead the change of children’s wellbeing through Reach for Change, Sweden’s toughest competition for social entrepreneurs.

Full details on the UBS Social Innovator program can be found at www.ubs.com/social-innovators.

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ABOUT PEPPY PALS

The award-winning firm Peppy Pals was founded in Sweden by Rosie Linder in 2013. With two daughters growing up in the digital era, Rosie had a dream to create high quality children’s games that was both entertaining and educational. It has been designed in close collaboration with recognized early childhood education experts. Peppy Pals aim is to create a better world, prevent bullying, and improve children’s wellbeing. Research shows that EQ can be taught and mastering these social skills can help children stay out of trouble, built healthy relationships and increase their academic skills.

UBS

UBS is committed to providing private, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as retail clients in Switzerland, with superior financial advice and solutions, while generating attractive and sustainable returns for shareholders. www.ubs.com.

Ashoka

Ashoka is the largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide, with over 3,500 Ashoka Fellows in 80 countries putting their system-changing ideas into practice on a global scale. Founded by Bill Drayton in 1980, Ashoka has provided start-up financing, professional support services, and connections to a global network across the business and social sectors, and a platform for people dedicated to changing the world. www.ashoka.org.

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Media contact: 

Paulina Olsson

CMO & Co-Founder

Tel: (+46) 7 39 41 02 51

Email: paulina@peppypals.com 

www.peppypals.com

About Us

Peppy Pals is an award-winning EdTech company developing fun, educational games and books that nurture children's Emotional Intelligence (EQ). Our games have been featured by Amazon and Google globally and have proven to be effective in both homes and schools worldwide. It is a unique way of learning and experiencing emotions, empathy, collaboration and friendship without ”right or wrong”.

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We are incredibly grateful for this recognition. There is no gene for empathy. Just like math, language or reading, we need to start practicing emotional literacy early on, and there is no doubt that there is an urgent need for empathy in the world today. Successful people don’t operate alone and we hope this will inspire more people to do good.
Rosie Linder, Founder and CEO, Peppy Pals