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In their latest annual survey, the Global Impact Investing Network and J.P. Morgan reported a total of USD 77 billion in capital allocated to impact investing. This unparalleled potential of the impact investing market coupled with a social enterprise sector that is exceeding expectations in both growth and impact, has increased the demand to master the evolving legal and financial frameworks available to social enterprises and impact investment funds. Choosing a robust legal and financial structure for transactions is key to tapping into this potential, which is exactly what TrustLaw’s Social Enterprise & Impact Investing Training aims to facilitate.

Headed to San Francisco this September and returning to London in October, the course series combine hands-on legal training with practical case studies, enabling strategic discussions and the sharing of best practices in social entrepreneurship and impact investing.  By attending, delegates will become part of a community of practice and will take away invaluable know-how on optimal legal and financial structures that will be taught by academics, lawyers, social investors and social entrepreneurs themselves.

Top reasons to attend:

o    Gain a “big picture” market overview of the social enterprise and social finance space in the US, UK and beyond

o    Learn how to structure social enterprises and lock in social mission

o    Get an in-depth understanding of social finance models

o    Learn about the key legal and commercial issues for the sector

o    Network with key players in the social innovation space

*San Francisco full-day workshop* Register before July 15 to take advantage of the Early Bird Rate. This course has been approved for up to 10 CLE credits in New York and New Jersey and 8 CLE credits in California. For more information, visit our website or contact Carolina at carolina.h.schmitz@tr.com.

*London breakfast series* Register before 15 July to take advantage of the Early Bird Rate. For more information, check out our website or reach out to Shiura at shiura.rasheed@tr.com.

Save the Date: 2016 Impact Investing Legal Working Group Conference

 

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UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI COLLEGE OF LAW │ THE 29TH ANNUAL CORPORATE LAW CENTER SYMPOSIUM │CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND THE MODERN ENTERPRISE │ CINCINNATI, OH │ MARCH 18, 2016

I am looking forward to presenting at this conference next month. Looks like a great group of academics and practitioners.

Cross-posted at Business Law Prof Blog.

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University of Cincinnati College of Law

The 29th Annual Corporate Law Center Symposium – Corporate Social Responsibility and the Modern Enterprise

March 18, 2016

8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Hilton Netherland Plaza

Pavilion Ballroom

 

This event is free. CLE: 5.0 hours, pending approval.

Presented by the University of Cincinnati College of Law’s Corporate Law Center and Law Review.

Symposium materials will be available on March 14 at: law.uc.edu/corporate-law-center/2016-symposium

Please register by contacting Lori Strait: email Lori.Stait@uc.edu; fax 513-556-1236; or phone 513-556-0117

 

Introduction, 8:45 a.m.

Keynote, 9:00 a.m.

Clare Iery, The Procter & Gamble Company

Social Enterprises and Changing Legal Forms, 9:30 a.m.

Mark Loewenstein, University of Colorado Law School

William H. Clark, Jr., Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Haskell Murray, Belmont University College of Business

Russell Menyhart, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Sourcing Dilemmas in a Globalized World, 11:00 a.m.

Steve Slezak, University of Cincinnati College of Business

Marsha A. Dickson, University of Delaware Department of Fashion & Apparel Studies

Tianlong Hu, Renmin University of China Law School

Anita Ramasastry, University of Washington School of Law

CSR and the Closely Held Company, 1:15 p.m.

Eric Chaffee, The University of Toledo College of Law

Michael Petrucci, FirstGroup America, Inc.

Lisa Wintersheimer Michel, Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL

Sourcing From the Enterprise Perspective, 2:30 p.m.

Christopher Bedell, The David J. Joseph Company

Walter Spiegel, Standard Textile Co. Inc.

Martha Cutright Sarra, The Kroger Co.

Conclusion, 3:30 p.m.

FIRST BENEFIT CORPORATION IPO!

Laureate Education Inc. filed an S-1 on Friday, indicating its plans to go public. At the same time, it converted to a public benefit corporation in Delaware. According to the Baltimore Business Journal, Laureate is the world’s largest for-profit network of colleges.” With respect to Laureate’s status as a public benefit corporation, the S-1 states: “we redomiciled in Delaware as a public benefit corporation as a demonstration of our long-term commitment to our mission to benefit our students and society.” The prospectus touts that Laureate will be the first publicly traded public benefit corporation. I’m reading through the rest of the prospectus now and will post more analysis this week. . . stay tuned!