TrustLaw Training: Social Enterprise & Impact Investing

3 October 2017 | 5 October 2017 | 10 October 2017
Thomson Reuters 30 South Colonnade London E14 5EP United Kingdom

Date & Time

  • 3 October 2017
    8:30-11:30
  • 5 October 2017
    8:30-11:30
  • 10 October 2017
    8:30-11:30

Location

  • Thomson Reuters 30 South Colonnade London E14 5EP United Kingdom

On 3, 5 and 10 October 2017, the team behind TrustLaw will be running a breakfast series that will provide legal training on social enterprise and impact investing.

This course is designed to provide lawyers and other professionals with training on two key areas, social enterprise and impact investing, helping them understand the important issues that affect the different agents in the sector and the role they can play in shaping it.

Teaching will be delivered with a mix of lectures and panels facilitated by academics, lawyers, social investors and social entrepreneurs themselves.

At the end of this training, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the shape of the social economy in the UK and how the UK has positioned itself as a leading player in this space globally.
  • Advise on the appropriate business structure for different social enterprises and on different mechanisms to lock social mission into business activities.
  • Recognise the key legal issues facing social entrepreneurs to help ensure agreements and commercial documentation reflect the financial and social realities of this rapidly growing sector
  • Have a clear understanding of some of the different tools used to inject capital into socially focused businesses, including social impact bonds, crowdfunding and impact investment funds

Pricing

3x breakfast sessions – £329 + VAT

2x breakfast sessions – £239 + VAT

1x breakfast session – £129 + VAT

Group discounts are available. NGOs and social enterprises are entitled to a reduced rate. For more information, please contact For more information, please contact Emma Lough.

The cost of the course goes to support the work of the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s global pro bono service, TrustLaw, which connects the world’s leading legal teams to provide free legal assistance to NGOs and social enterprises working for social and environmental change.


Agenda

  • Part 1
  • Part 2
  • Part 3
  • Social Enterprise Structures

    8.30 - 9.00 | Registration & Coffee/Breakfast

    9.00 - 9.30 | Keynote: Overview of Social Enterprise in the UK

    Market overview of the social enterprise sector in the UK, including definitions, history, and key debates.

    Speaker: Nick Temple, Deputy CEO, Social Enterprise UK

    9.30 - 10.00 | Lecture: Social Enterprise Structures

    Overview of the different structures available and key considerations for social entrepreneurs in selecting a model for their business.

    Speaker: Nick Glicher, Director, TrustLaw (Thomson Reuters Foundation)

    10.00 - 10.15 | Break

    10.15 - 10.45 | Panel: Choosing a Structure: Entrepreneurs’ Perspectives

    Hear direct from entrepreneurs about how they chose their business structure and what difference this has made to their organisational impact.

    Panelists: Pip Wheaton, UK Director, Ashoka; Dave Dawes, Social Entrepreneur; Anne-Marie Douglas, Peer Power

    10.45 - 11.30 | Panel Q&A + Networking

  • Social Enterprise: Locking in Social Mission

    8.30 - 9.00 | Registration & Coffee/Breakfast

    9.00 - 9.30 | Keynote: Considering the Purpose/Profit Continuum

    Overview of the relationship between profit and purpose in social enterprises, common profit models in social enterprises and the evolving landscape of impact investing in the UK.

    Speaker: Rod Schwartz, Founder & CEO, ClearlySo

    9.30 - 10.00 | Lecture: Locking in a Social Mission

    Overview of the different mechanisms used by for-profit enterprises to lock in a social mission.

    Speaker: Luke Fletcher, Partner, Bates Wells Braithwaite

    10.00 - 10.15 | Break

    10.15 - 10.45 | Panel: Regulation vs De-Regulation: Highlighting Social Impact

    Discussion of the opportunities for social entrepreneurs to demonstrate social impact, reviewing the different regulatory mechanisms available to show social focus compared to organisation-specific approaches.

    Panelists: Tom Fox, Head of Policy & Strategic Partnerships, UnLtd; Alexandra Meagher, Senior Policy Advisor, Government Inclusive Economy Unit, DCMS; Luke Fletcher, Partner, Bates Wells Braithwaite

    10.45 - 11.30 | Panel Q&A + Networking

  • Impact Investing: Social Investment & Impact Funds

    8.30 - 9.00 | Registration & Coffee/Breakfast

    9.00 - 9.30 | Keynote: Social Investment in the UK

    Overview of the social investment landscape in the UK, the key players and useful strategies for social entrepreneurs.

    Speaker: Michele Giddens, Co-founder, Bridges Fund Management

    9.30 - 10.00 | Lecture: Valuing Social Return

    Overview of the different options available to social entrepreneurs, including the different mechanisms available to lock social ratings into deals.

    Speaker: Amanda Feldman, Bridges Impact + Director, Bridges Fund Management

    10.00 - 10.15 | Break

    10.15 - 10.45 | Panel: Different Perspectives on Impact Investing

    Discussion of the different perspectives of impact investing funds, how funders decide between financial and social return and future trends in impact investing in the UK.

    Panelists: Geoff Burnand, Chief Executive, Investing for Good; Natalie Pinon, Director of Impact, Social and Sustainable Capital; Tom Adams, Director of Lean Data, Acumen

    10.45 - 11.30 | Panel Q&A + Networking


Speakers

  • Michele Giddens

    Co-founder & Partner, Bridges Fund Management
  • Natalie Pinon

    Director of Impact, Social and Sustainable Capital
  • Tom Adams

    Director of Lean Data, Acumen
  • Tom Fox

    Head of Policy & Strategic Partnerships, UnLtd
  • Amanda Feldman

    Bridges Impact+ Director, Bridges Fund Management
  • Dave Dawes

    Social Entrepreneur
  • Pip Wheaton

    UK Director, Ashoka
  • Nicholas Glicher

    Director, TrustLaw
  • Geoff Burnand

    Chief Executive, Investing for Good
  • Rod Schwartz

    Founder & CEO, ClearlySo
  • Anne-Marie Douglas

    Founder & CEO, Peer Power
  • Alexandra Meagher

    Head of Responsible Business, Department for Culture, Media & Sport

Venue