RFP - Mapping and implementing accountability tactics for transforming the built environment in Europe

Built Environment

Laudes Foundation seeks a consultant/consultant organisation to carry out an analysis and mapping of tactics and approaches which have been employed by different organisations/initiatives to increase accountability of corporate sectors to climate and social goals - ranging on a scale from polite coalition building and voluntary standards to more high pressure and activist approaches. 

Complete proposals must be submitted to Nazakat Azimli (n.azimli@laudesfoundation.org)  by January 30, 2023.  

Read the full request for proposals here.

A.    Introduction

a.    Introduction to the mapping and field-building exercise

The goal of this research is to identify and categorise, in terms of effectiveness and impact, a range of tactics from polite coalition building and voluntary standards to more high pressure and activist approaches that have been deployed successfully to instigate change across different industries with regards to climate and social equity goals. 

Built Environment team has identified the need for this research as actors working directly with industry and policymakers have successfully increased ambition levels, stronger accountability structures and approaches are needed to ensure action at scale follows ambition. Whilst many leading corporates in the built environment have set climate targets, few have implemented action that sets them on course to achieve these, and the same can be said for policymakers.  As a foundation working towards systems change, we believe in the potential impact of bringing more of accountability tactics into the mix of our approaches towards driving the transformation of built environment. This work will comprise two key deliverables:

1)    A compendium of case studies on initiatives / approaches that were impactful in terms of holding industry accountable for climate and social goals, that can inform Laudes’ strategy and grant making. This analysis should also map and categorise different tactics and approaches and offer guidance on which approaches are the most appropriate at different stages in sectoral change (i.e., which more activist approaches may result in undermining industry engagement and action if applied too early). 
2)    Identify organizations that have been successful in driving European industry action on climate and social equity through accountability tactics and could potentially expand their scope to cover built environment. Summarize the way they implement accountability tactics and what industry action this has resulted in. 

The proposed timeline of this study is February 2023- October 2023.

Built Environment