HÅLLBAR.ORG is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation. We believe in the power of social innovation to solve complex problems like climate change.

Together, we’re creating a sustainable future


Climate change is a problem like we have never known. It threatens to overwhelm our systems, it challenges many of the things we take for granted: energy, the economy, and the way we build coalitions and consensus to create change. This is what we would call a “wicked problem”. Fortunately, social innovation provides us with some tools and practices that were built to solve modern social problems.





“So many of the systems that we’ve relied on up until recently were mostly developed and deployed in the postwar period and are kind of past their ‘best by’ date. We really have to shift mindsets in public and among leaders about the need to focus more of our resources on creating a solutions ecosystem in Canada”​

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We believe shifting culture is the first, and most important, step when it comes to creating social change. That’s why we invest in initiatives designed to change people’s minds: we creating fun, happy, smart and serious content that resonates at an emotional level. We aim to shift the conversation, turn up the volume, and create opportunities for action that anyone can take


When people are ready to act, social entrepreneurs and opportunity seekers of all kinds unleash the power of markets and entrepreneurship to drive innovation and change. We believe social entrepreneurs possess an unparalleled power to innovate and scale solutions at speed. We need innovation at levels to solve this problem: from new food growing techniques to quantum-computing powered climate models. Only markets possess the organic, distributed power we need to create outcomes now


Top down approaches are the most painful way to create social change. We believe the role of government is to follow culture and support markets. Electors around the world want climate action now in increasing numbers and good policy can be a powerful accelerator: Carbon taxes that shift money from fossil fuels to investments in sustainable technology, and temporary tax credits for promising technologies like electric cars, can reduce barriers and add momentum as climate friendly innovations work to achieve the economies of scale needed to compete with established, but dirty, rivals

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