Responsible Business – Responsible Lawyers: The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and Law Firms
The next Responsible Business Knowledge Group will combine an awareness and practical briefing on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and Law Firms.
The breakfast briefing will include:
In this presentation, Rhianydd Griffith (Reed Smith LLP) and Ranajoy Basu (Reed Smith LLP) give a detailed overview of examples and the structure of impact investment funds and social impact bonds and highlight the many ways in which lawyers play an important advisory role at a number of stages in the life of the investment.
For more information on the event and speakers, please visit: http://a4id.org/event/role-lawyers-impact-investing
In this presentation, Andy Lower (Executive DirectorA director is responsible for the day-to-day management of a company. Directors are also primarily responsible for the company’s business plan. of The Eleos Foundation) and Michelle Peters (Dechert LLP) provide an introduction to social impact investments and consider how they can be structured to ensure the minimisation of risk and effective use of funds.
Andy Lowers introduces the work of The Eleos Foundation in funding pro-poor social impact projects and Michelle Peters outlines the US-specific advice she provided The Eleos Foundation.
Date: 10 December 2012
Venue: White & Case LLP, 5 Old Broad Street, London, EC2N 1DW
Following the success of the last Responsible Business Knowledge Group event, ‘Value for your money – impact investing in the developing world’ which introduced the impact investing model, this follow up meeting will highlight the many ways in which lawyers play an important advisory role at a number of stages in the life of the investment.
One way to eliminate poverty is through the formation and growth of local social enterprises, encouraging communities in developing countries to start sustainable businesses and create their own jobs. Hand in Hand work for economic and social empowerment by supporting this development of enterprises and jobs and the generation of higher incomes.
This guide examines social impact investing, exploring the potential size of the market and the opportunities that brings. It also looks at some of the challenges faced by this type of investment and therefore provides an objective view of the benefits and shortcomings of social impact investment.
Read the full guide on Social Impact Investing.
As a relative newcomer to the concept of impact investment, I couldn’t fail to be impressed by the seemingly antithetical outcomes that it produces: financial return coupled with a real social good. A win-win situation?
In this presentation, Vinay Nair discusses the philosophy behind impact investing, and the work of the Acumen Fund.
Vinay Nair is on the business development team at the Acumen Fund. He is a former Executive DirectorA director is responsible for the day-to-day management of a company. Directors are also primarily responsible for the company’s business plan. at J.P. Morgan London, taking a sabbatical to work on microfinance and social enterprise, primarily in India.
In this presentation, Tim Wood of White & Case LLP discusses the legal assistance his firm provided Nexii when setting up the impact exchange. He also examines some general issues with impact firms looking for international investment.
Tim Wood is an associate in the firm’s Banking & Capital Markets Group in London, whose work includes giving advice on private equity vehicles targeting investments in less developing regions.
In this presentation, Tamzin Ractliffe, CEO of impact investment firm Nexii, discusses Nexii’s impact exchange, a stock exchange for social enterprise, and the impact investment model in the context of the developing world.
Tamzin Ractliffe is the CEO of Nexii, focussing on establishing Nexii to promote coherence and organisation for maximum efficiencies in the impact investing sector.
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