The community interest company offers a neat solution for some UK social enterprises – but can cause headaches for those wanting to scale up through equity investment. Look before you leap into choosing a CIC, advises a legal expert.
Impact law isn't just about working for charities or social enterprises; nor is it confined to the USA or UK. Insights from a panel of experts on common misconceptions – plus the opportunities – in this fast-growing field.
Hiring people with direct experience of the issues an organisation tackles is often seen as good equity, diversity and inclusion practice. But there are a few things to consider to truly value and make the most of diverse life experiences.
How can the law help us shift to a world where business is a force for good? Enter the new Global Alliance of Impact Lawyers, which aims to replicate what works and to nurture the next generation of ‘impact lawyers’.
The legal profession has been ‘slow to acknowledge’ the climate crisis, writes solicitor David Hunter, despite having the tools to be part of the emergency response. How can lawyers start deploying their skills – before it's too late?
“We are aiming high because we have no other option” - new campaign from business leaders, academics, legal experts, social enterprise support bodies and regional authorities calls for immediate shakeup of company law.