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New Economic Thinking Landscape Review Request for Proposals
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Workers in the data narrative: A missing protagonist
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Rethinking Value in Financial Markets with David Blood
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Terms of Reference for setting up a Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation System - B Team
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Request for Proposals: Mapping and analysis of labour rights and environmental protection provisions in trade agreements
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In conversation with...Open Apparel Registry
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Laudes Foundation is seeking an evaluation team to evaluate the strategy of Open Apparel Registry
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Mapping the global economic system: on a journey towards a more climate-positive and inclusive economy
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Doughnut Economics: Rethinking the economic model
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Celebrating Those Who #ChooseToChallenge Our Global Economic System
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Making climate action in the built environment socially equitable: a joint endeavour
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Laudes Foundation is seeking an evaluation team for a final evaluation of "Make Fashion Circular"
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Request for Proposals Systems Baseline Report for Laudes Foundation’s Theory of Change
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Request for proposals for a real-time assessment of the BuildingLife regional initiative
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In conversation with...Nicole Rycroft
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One year of impact: marking Laudes Foundation’s anniversary and outlining our strategy
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Request for propoals for an independent evaluation of P4NE
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Organisational effectiveness: lessons learned from C&A Foundation
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Bangladesh and transparency: challenging the status quo
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New partnerships to build an inclusive and carbon-positive economy
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Request for proposals for field scoping of gender and social equity in the built environment
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Our journey towards equitable evaluations
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Cotton 2040 accelerates the movement towards aligned impact measurement and reporting
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Fashion for Good and Laudes Foundation embark on a new frontier in chemical recycling
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Partners tap into free expertise during Covid recovery
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Environmental transformation blocked without transparency and incentives says study from UC Berkeley
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Working together to progress corporate accountability through mandatory due diligence
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Sowing seeds for an organic cotton future
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Responding to COVID-19
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ASA looks at the path of recovery through resilience
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Resolve, Return, Reimagine: how Laudes Foundation is responding to COVID-19
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2019 Annual Report brings C&A Foundation chapter to a close
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It Starts with Trust: C&A Foundation’s Response to our Partner Survey
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Laudes Foundation seeks an Evaluation Team for an independent review of the ZDHC Foundation
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Child rights in a crisis: a forgotten casualty?
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Laudes Foundation statement on Gender, Equity and Inclusion
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Hope in times of crisis
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Transparency’s transformative act: the power of data
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Emergency COVID-19 plan to ease pressure on partners
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Call for Proposals on the viability of agricultural waste & residue as textile fibre feedstock
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It’s Not “Just a Virus”
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Term of Reference for Market Research & Analysis
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Community groups win a platform for change in Tamil Nadu
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In Solidarity with Women for a Future of Fair Work for All
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In solidarity we can end gender-based violence at work
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Constitutional Labour Reform in Mexico: and now what?
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Women Funded 2019 brings together women from around the world to share their experiences
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A new dawn in the fight against gender-based violence at work?
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Gender, Equity and Inclusion: The C&A Foundation Journey
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Not so fast — fashion: can circular business models slow it down?
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Creating a socially fair circular economy in the apparel industry
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Transparency: not just a motto, but definitive action for transforming the world
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Is Child Labor Out of Fashion? - Meet Arshi’s family and find out
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Backward-thinking technology
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Before blockchain, get the right address: open data mapping & unique IDs to jumpstart collaboration
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Making Fashion a Force for Good
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Improving Farmer Livelihood, One Drip at a Time
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Annual Report 2020

Discover the 2020 Laudes Foundation Annual Report and read about our lessons learned and key milestones from our first year

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What gets measured gets done – why it’s time to align on embodied carbon metrics

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Built Environment

Leading European research and design organisations join forces to establish EU embodied carbon baselines, targets, and benchmarks with support from Laudes Foundation.

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EIT Climate-KIC and partners collaborate with Laudes Foundation to advance Madrid and Milan sustainable urban approach across Europe

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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.

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Laudes Foundation funds research into timber to help build a more sustainable future

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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.

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Green Finance Institute & Laudes Foundation partner to decarbonise the built environment

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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.

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WorldGBC launches #BuildingLife project to deliver EU Green Deal

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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

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Laudes Foundation, IDH and WWF India come together to power a regenerative production landscape

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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.

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The Response and Vision Fund announces new initiatives to transform the global economic system

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Finance and Capital Markets

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.

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Laudes Foundation makes first grants towards more inclusive economic policies

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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.

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Funders join forces to advance a global economy that works for people and the planet.

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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.

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Does buying pre-loved clothing mean buying less new?

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Fashion

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?

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Planet Tracker partners with Laudes Foundation to launch Textiles Tracker

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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.

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Laudes Foundation launches to accelerate the transition to a just and regenerative economy

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Spotlight on Maharashtra to emerge as an organic cotton hotspot

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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

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Better Buying Index Report 2019

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Understanding the impact of circular business models on people

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New call for proposals to investigate the financial, health or social impacts of circular fashion business models on women and vulnerable group.

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New boost for the fashion industry as it prepares for a turbulent decade

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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.

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Bold policies needed to mainstream sustainable fashion

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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.  

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The Open Apparel Registry launches free, open source, global map of apparel facilities

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The Open Apparel Registry (OAR) is an open source tool, mapping garment facilities worldwide and assigning a unique ID number to each. It aims to become the go-to source for identifying all global apparel facilities and their affiliations by collating disparate supplier lists from industry stakeholders into one central, open source map and database.

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