H&M Foundation’s new Global Manager, Anna Gedda, has over fifteen years of practice from the fashion and textile industry, experience in how to make brave strategies come to life and an equal passion for fashion and sustainability. It is her firm belief that the fashion and textile industry can be both socially inclusive and planet positive, but it requires bold ambitions, ground-breaking innovations, and collaboration. As Global Manager for H&M Foundation, Anna Gedda is set to use philanthropy as a catalyst to co-create and share inspiring solutions with the potential to radically transform the entire industry.
The UN Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. Fulfilling these 17 goals will take an unprecedented effort by all sectors in society and we all have a role to play.
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and a cancelled Global Change Award ceremony, the H&M Foundation was left with hotel rooms in Stockholm, Sweden that could not be used. The rooms have now been given to people working in healthcare, fighting day and night to save the lives of people infected with COVID-19.
In these times many vulnerable people are isolated without the possibility to go out to buy groceries and medicines. H&M Foundation has made a donation to GoodCause Foundation, who is setting up a digital tool matching these people with volunteers.
Today is the International Day of the Girl. So, let’s talk about the importance of education of girls. We can celebrate that more girls are getting access to school but the truth is, many miss out or even drop out, simply because of periods.
On International Women’s Day on March 8, H&M Foundation was honored to be part of a global movement for gender equality together with UN Foundation, UN Women, decision makers, and different organizations at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.
Education should be available to everyone. Regardless of who you are, we’re you’re from and if you have a disability or not. As part of our project with Save the Children, the photo project “Building Dreams” was created.
During the first years of a baby’s life, their brain forms new connections at the amazing rate of 1,000 per second. Research shows that when we speak slower, more melodically and make exaggerated sounds it makes it easier for babies to learn new words and develop cognitive abilities. However, research has also shown that many fathers don’t interact with their babies in the same way as mothers do. In a global campaign with UNICEF, we urged fathers to speak baby talk to boost their babies brains. The initiative encouraged dads to interact more with their babies at an early age.
Noori Tales: Stories from the Indus Delta was a exhibition of works by award-winning Swedish-Eritrean photographer Malin Fezehai. The exhibition was available in Kungsträdgården in Stockholm August – September 2016 and was a collaboration between WaterAid and the H&M Foundation.