Request for Proposal: Facilitating a community of practice among partners working to decarbonise finance and investment in the built environment


Laudes Foundation is launching a Community of Practice (CoP) with partners working together to accelerate the flow of finance and investments into the decarbonisation of the built environment.   

The aim of the CoP is to support partners in increasing their impact through the development and delivery of a shared learning agenda. Laudes Foundation requires an external facilitator to design and manage the CoP and to act as a learning partner for the cluster. Complete proposals must be submitted by 16 August 2021.  

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  1. Introduction to the Community of Practice learning process 

Single initiatives and organisations working in isolation can only achieve so much - we need to collaborate, learn and adapt together if we are to create systemic change. 

A Community of Practice (CoP) is a group of people and/or organisations that engage around a common topic of interest - to learn together and increase the effectiveness of their work. The overall purpose of our CoP approach is to enable collaboration and collective learning among Laudes Foundation partners towards specific agreed learning objectives. In this case the partners are all playing different roles but are united in the shared goal of decarbonising the built environment by changing the way that finance flows into the sector.  

  1. Introduction to Laudes Foundation  

Laudes Foundation is an independent foundation that seeks to advance the transition to a just and regenerative economy. We do this by supporting brave action that will inspire and challenge industry to harness its power for good. Action that inspires industry to work collaboratively to create solutions and tools. And action that challenges industry, holding it to account and incentivising change. 

Founded in 2020, Laudes Foundation is part of the Brenninkmeijer family enterprise and builds on six generations of entrepreneurship and philanthropy.  Learning from these experiences, we need to work persistently and collaboratively to influence capital and transform industry, starting with the built environment, fashion and finance