News & updates
Biomimicry Institute Partnership Awarded Multi-Million Dollar Grant to Pilot Decomposition of Textile Waste
The initiative is the next step in the Institute’s effort to transform fashion, stopping millions of tonnes of textile waste escaping into the environment each year.
Major new network and grant-making fund, ‘Built by Nature’, launches ahead of COP26 to accelerate mass timber construction as critical climate solution
Built by Nature, a new network of industry and climate leaders and innovators, and a multi-million euro grant-making fund, launches today to accelerate the timber building transformation across Europe.
Food Waste Could Change the Future of Fashion, According to a New Report
A new study shows that there are enough usable agricultural residue streams from farming in South and Southeast Asia for the production of natural fiber textiles at scale. Spinning Future Threads, from the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC), the World Resources Institute (WRI), Wageningen University and Research (WUR), commissioned by Laudes Foundation, found large quantities of agricultural residues in eight countries. The researchers looked at more than 40 crops to find the most suitable for fashion fibre production.
What gets measured gets done – why it’s time to align on embodied carbon metrics
Leading European research and design organisations join forces to establish EU embodied carbon baselines, targets, and benchmarks with support from Laudes Foundation.
EIT Climate-KIC and partners collaborate with Laudes Foundation to advance Madrid and Milan sustainable urban approach across Europe
EIT Climate-KIC, with the support of Laudes Foundation, today announces an initiative to mobilise its community of experts to work with a broad coalition of city leaders, citizen groups and businesses to accelerate efforts to lower embodied carbon in new buildings in two of Europe’s largest urban regeneration projects: Madrid’s Nuevo Norte and Milan’s L’Innesto.
Laudes Foundation funds research into timber to help build a more sustainable future
Laudes Foundation is partnering with the Centre for Natural Material Innovation at the University of Cambridge to establish the Growing the Future research initiative, with a EUR 500,000 grant. Its aim is to accelerate the construction industry’s adoption of timber in large-scale construction.
Green Finance Institute & Laudes Foundation partner to decarbonise the built environment
London, Monday 22 February 2021. The Green Finance Institute and Laudes Foundation have forged a funding partnership focused on accelerating the market for financing a net-zero carbon built environment. The funding and strategic support from Laudes will focus on the work of the Green Finance Institute’s flagship Coalition for the Energy Efficiency of Buildings (CEEB), which brings the public and private sectors together to co-create and rapidly up-scale new markets and financial mechanisms that mobilise capital at pace and scale towards the decarbonisation of buildings.
WorldGBC launches #BuildingLife project to deliver EU Green Deal
In the runup to COP26 and on the five-year anniversary of the adoption of the UN’s Paris Agreement, the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) launches #BuildingLife, a project convening ten European Green Building Councils (GBCs). #BuildingLife will drive a step change in climate action in the built environment. The ten GBCs will produce a suite of science-based and industry-backed national decarbonisation roadmaps. And WorldGBC will bring together representatives from across the sector in a European Leader’s forum to develop an EU policy roadmap for sector decarbonisation
Laudes Foundation, IDH and WWF India come together to power a regenerative production landscape
Laudes Foundation, IDH The Sustainable Trade Initiative and WWF India, have launched ‘Regenerative Production Landscape: People, Nature, Economy’, a landscape programme based on regenerative and restorative farming principles in Madhya Pradesh, India.
The Response and Vision Fund announces new initiatives to transform the global economic system
Today, the Response and Vision Fund announced its inaugural slate of grantees, investing in time-sensitive, opportunistic, and strategic responses to support vulnerable workers and frontline communities bearing the brunt of the economic crisis exacerbated by COVID-19. The fund’s goals are to support workers and communities to be at the centre - with voice, power and priority - in the response and recovery investments of public and private institutions alike.
Laudes Foundation makes first grants towards more inclusive economic policies
LONDON, UK - 09.09.2020 – In its journey to catalyse systemic change, Laudes Foundation has formed partnerships with the Council on Economic Policies (CEP) and the New Economics Foundation (NEF), two organisations working collaboratively to ensure that economies do not return to business as usual.
Funders join forces to advance a global economy that works for people and the planet.
The Response & Vision Fund launches today to support community-led and civil society organizations, workers’ rights groups and social movements that work with those most impacted by the economic fallout of Covid-19.
Does buying pre-loved clothing mean buying less new?
Clothing retailers could take a quick and easy step towards reducing their environmental impact by taking back clothes from their customers and reselling them on the second-hand market – but what is the commercial potential of doing so?
Planet Tracker partners with Laudes Foundation to launch Textiles Tracker
Non-profit think tank Planet Tracker has received a major grant from Laudes Foundation to bring their proven methodology to the fashion industry. The recently launched foundation is an independent foundation aiming to tackle the dual challenges of inequality and the climate crisis by transforming our global economic system. Building on the work of C&A Foundation, tackling the systemic issues of the fashion industry is a central pillar of its strategy.
Laudes Foundation launches to accelerate the transition to a just and regenerative economy
Spotlight on Maharashtra to emerge as an organic cotton hotspot
Today begins the second edition of Cotton Trailblazers, an International convening held in Nagpur to celebrate organic cotton in India, putting a spotlight on farmers. India is the largest producer of cotton, and accounts for 56 per cent of the world’s organic cotton.Maharashtra holds prominence in terms of significant organic transformation. It has been identified as a potential hotspot for organic cotton cultivation and a hub for the entire apparel industry
Better Buying Index Report 2019
Understanding the impact of circular business models on people
New call for proposals to investigate the financial, health or social impacts of circular fashion business models on women and vulnerable group.
New boost for the fashion industry as it prepares for a turbulent decade
Forum for the Future and Centre for Sustainable Fashion launch Fashion Futures 2030, an interactive toolkit exploring how current trends - from climate change to nationalism and AI - could shape fashion in 2030.
Bold policies needed to mainstream sustainable fashion
Waste and pollution from the production of textiles and clothing have become critical global issues. With only one percent of fibres being recycled, the current ‘linear’ model is outdated and unsustainable. There is an urgent need for a strategy to transform industry into a circular model. A new report launched by Ecopreneur.eu, the European Sustainable Business Federation, calls for decisive policy measures to create an enabling framework.