How we work

How can we make sure that the world will be a safe and good place to live for our children and generations to come? We believe we need to stop business as usual and challenge best practice to invent next practice. In fact, we need a fundamental change in how the system for social and planetary progress works.

Silo-busting is key to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Sprung from our entrepreneurial heritage, it is in our core to disrupt traditional systems through unexpected collaborations. Investing in transparent partnerships with trust is therefore key for us.

We have always wanted to take a systems change mindset in how we work. Social and environmental challenges don’t exist in silos, but in complex systems. The solutions need to recognize that and be holistic. This is too complex for any actor to tackle alone, instead change is best achieved when a diverse group of people join forces and commit to a common agenda to solve complex challenges. Diverse actors that share a mutual goal can achieve more together than alone. We as a donor take an active part in facilitating cross-sector collaborations. For us, that means creating agile ecosystems of individuals, organizations, businesses, and academia sharing a mutual goal.

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a About us

The H&M Foundation is a non-profit foundation for public good, privately funded by the Stefan Persson family, founders and main owners of the H&M Group. We work to fast-track the achievements of the UN Sustainable Development goals by 2030, to safeguard humanity and our planet.