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.
For more than 20 years, Hugo Spowers has been developing zero-emission cars. It’s not only about innovative technology: his vision includes circular business models and an unusual company structure. But is Riversimple – at last – ready to hit the road?
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’.
After many years’ work, Jamaica is on the cusp of gaining formal legal status for its social enterprises. This, campaigners hope, will lead to new opportunities and success for an ambitious sector that has been struggling for recognition and support.
A global study led by Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation and launched at the World Economic Forum’s virtual Davos Agenda finds current legal requirements can even be a “hindrance” to the development of social enterprise in some jurisdictions.
A formerly thriving local hub had become almost unrecognisable and was on the brink of closure – until a community asset transfer helped turn it back into a bustling space of support and creativity. The inside story on a Bristol centre's new lease of life.
Mission-driven businesses in Latin America, Spain and Portugal need a “new institutional architecture”: laws, regulation and policies that help them to flourish without stifling growth, according to new research by the UN and partners.