Legal Practice for Impact Investing Free Webinar Series

Session 3: Mainstreaming Impact


31 Jan

Webinar Date

27 Jan

Application deadline


Session 3 - Mainstreaming Impact

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship has partnered with the Grunin Center for Law and Social Entrepreneurship at NYU School of Law to host a three-part webinar series that equips impact investing professionals, particularly lawyers, with the knowledge and skills to effectively serve high impact organisations wanting to raise capital. Participants will hear from international and local legal experts in the field and gain insights into the practical legal issues that come about when making and living with an impact investment.

In this third and last installment of the series ‘Mainstreaming Impact’, participants will learn about different governance models being used by impact investment funds as well as best practices, challenges and lessons learned from the field. Participants will also look ahead and explore the potential consequences of blurring and mainstreaming impact and ESG factors, including the impact on fiduciary duty, reporting mechanisms and other risks.


Blurring the Lines of Impact and ESG

4:00 - 5:00PM SAST | 9:00 – 10:00AM ET

As impact and ESG factors become increasingly mainstream, this panel will explore how the lines between these categorizations may become increasingly blurred, as well as the potential impact on investor appetite and potential consequences. The panel will explore applications of fiduciary duty, strategies and impact of various reporting mechanisms, and risks associated with the mainstreaming of these strategies.

Governing Impact Investment Funds: What Have We Learned So Far?

5:00 – 6:00PM SAST | 10:00–11:00AM ET

As many impact investment funds now have been operating for several years, here is a chance to revisit the range of governance structures used in impact investment funds, and to determine what is working, what has proved challenging, and what has given rise to unexpected results. This panel will examine different governance models being used by impact investment funds and identify lessons learned from the structures, information flows, and composition of governance bodies.




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