Responsible Business – Responsible Lawyers: The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and Law Firms
This session proved to be the largest turnout to date for an A4ID Knowledge Group.
Many thanks to our speakers and attendees for such an engaging morning.
Advocates for International Development (A4ID), the UK charity that brokers pro bono legal advice for the international development sector, has extended its global network of lawyers to more than 40,000 by entering into a new partnership with Latham & Watkins. The new partnership will take the total number of law firms that A4ID partners with to 45 worldwide and means that more lawyers than ever before will be available to offer legal support through A4ID to charities and organisations working to end world poverty.
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.
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.
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