Our Difference

Specialisterne Foundation is an NGO associated with United Nations Department of Global Communications and a member of United Nations Global Compact. We are trusted as a thought leader when it comes to changing the labour market and promoting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We particularly work with the SDGs and targets below:

SDG 4: Quality Education

(Target 4)

By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship.

SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

(Target 5)

By 2030 achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value.

SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities

(Target 2)

By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status.

SDG 17: Partnership for the Goals

(Target 16)

Enhance the global partnership for sustainable development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the sustainable development goals in all countries, in particular developing countries.

Founder Thorkil Sonne is endorsed internationally for the novel approach of Specialisterne and the social impact generated. Thorkil received multiple recognitions including being selected as a World Economic Forum Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur and an Ashoka Globalizer Fellow.

We are in the forefront when it comes to employment, assessment, training, education and support of neurodivergent persons and employers. Since 2004, we have been working successfully with a number of organizations and business leaders globally to enable jobs for neurodivergent talent – including major companies such as SAP, IBM, Microsoft and EY.