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.
This blog is an article extract, taken from the second issue of A4ID’s Quarterly Newsletter, ‘Law and Development: In Focus’, looking at climate change.
The A4ID Future Lawyers’ training programme is a free course for law students, exploring the links between international development, human rights and law.
Future Lawyers' Training Programme 2013
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.
As the importance of FDI to the global economy increases, there is a growing need for stable and well-tailored FDI regimes that promote national well-being and sustainability.
A4ID recently hosted a discussion on the impact that access to information can have on the achievement of development goals, and the role of the media as a communicate channel between society and government.
A4ID is delighted to welcome Andrew Smith (legal advisor, Article 19) and Mark Wilson, (executive director of Panos London) to consider the impact access to information can have on the achievement of development goals and how the media, in its many guises, can shape civil society’s ability to demand state accountability.
A4ID Chief Executive Yasmin Batliwala was invited to speak alongside Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, philosopher Thomas Pogge and homelessness campaigner Sister Stanislaus Kennedy at this year’s International Bar Association Conference.
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