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.

Towards better chemistry in the fashion supply chain

  • Lesson notes
  • June 2021
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Social Equity in Built Decarbonisation

  • Research
  • June 2021
  • Built Environment
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The purpose of this research was to identify core social equity issues and actors related to the decarbonisation process of the built environment in Europe. 

Accelerating innovation across the fashion industry

  • Lesson notes
  • June 2021
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Supporting systems change in the apparel industry

  • Lesson notes
  • April 2021
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Boosting Brazil’s fight against slave labour

  • Lesson notes
  • April 2021
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Core grants: the long and winding road to transformative funding

  • Research
  • April 2021
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Core support grants have an enormous potential to strengthen partners and leverage grantmaking effectiveness, representing a cornerstone of trust-based philanthropy. In the report ‘Core grants: the long and winding road to transformative funding’, jointly developed with INTRAC, we evaluated lessons learned and interviewed funders such as MAVA as grantees and civil society thought leaders to explore the challenges preventing wider adoption of this funding mechanism.

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Making data on fashion industry chemicals more accessible

  • Lesson notes
  • January 2021
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Overall Effectiveness Evaluation of C&A Foundation

  • Lesson notes
  • December 2020
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There is no quick fix when it comes to gender-based violence

  • Lesson notes
  • December 2020
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Transparency Assessment: Examining the transparency journey for the Bangladesh apparel sector

  • Research
  • November 2020
  • Fashion
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A Laudes-commissioned study into transparency in the apparel industry in Bangladesh reveals that while local and global initiatives are making progress, brands, manufacturers and workers are facing significant barriers to achieving more transparency in their sectors.

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Fighting the Sumangali scheme

  • Lesson notes
  • November 2020
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Where are we in the fight to save our forests?

  • Lesson notes
  • November 2020
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