Research and lessons

We commission and support research and science-based reports to support policy discussions and the adoption of new models, tools and solutions by business and industry. We are also committed to share lessons based on active and past partnerships.

Perceptions of a just transition in the built environment

  • Research
  • June 2024
  • Built Environment
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In 2023, Laudes Foundation partnered with 89up and Demos Helsinki to review the narratives needed for a just transition of the built environment.

Mapping and Trend Analysis on Just Transition Initiatives

  • Research
  • March 2024
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This report highlights the urgent need for industrial transitions across all sectors of the global economy to address the climate crisis and work towards a net-zero, equitable future. Commissioned by Laudes Foundation, Wallace Global Fund, and Ford Foundation, it maps organisations and efforts focused on achieving just transitions. Conducted by Climate Horizons between August and December 2023, the research identified over 600 initiatives in Europe, Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia, spanning five major sectors: built environment, fashion, finance and capital markets, and extractives (including fossil fuels).

Partner Perception Report 2023

  • Lesson notes
  • November 2023
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From September to October of 2022, the Centre for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) undertook the first survey of partners receiving funding from Laudes.

Are we laying the foundations for a circular EU Economy?

  • Lesson notes
  • January 2023
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The objective was to develop a circular economy policy as a systemic transformation of the EU economy in order to progress the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Make Fashion Circular or just Going Around in Circles?

  • Lesson notes
  • January 2023
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The goal was to inspire and inform industry actors across the global value chain to adopt circular solutions, focusing on industry frontrunners and influencers in the wider sector.

Comprehensive mapping of ready-made garment factories in Bangladesh

  • Lesson notes
  • December 2022
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Accelerating Organic Cotton Production and Integrity

  • Lesson notes
  • June 2022
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Supporting our Partners and the Communities they serve during the pandemic

  • Lesson notes
  • May 2022
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Landscape analysis of an emergent economic movement in Europe

  • Research
  • January 2022
  • Finance and Capital Markets
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Laudes Foundation, Partners for a New Economy and Demos Helsinki carried out a landscape analysis of the organisations working in Europe to create an economic paradigm shift. Who and where are they? How are they contributing to this cause? What are the steps to foster a thriving and joyful movement that will create an economy that serves the people and the planet? 

Systems Baseline for Laudes Foundation's Theory of Change

  • Research
  • December 2021
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The report assess the current status of efforts to tackle climate and inequality in the fashion and built environment industries and the finance and capital markets sector. 

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Tech solutions must be context sensitive

  • Lesson notes
  • November 2021
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Spinning Future Threads

  • Research
  • July 2021
  • Fashion
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To accelerate a circular economy in fashion, innovations along with their enabling supply chains are critical. Laudes Foundation commissioned a study to analyse the potential agricultural waste has as feedstocks for fashion in South and South-East Asia. 

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