TrustLaw Training: Social Enterprise & Impact Investing

On 13 September 2016, the TrustLaw team and social innovation experts will run a full-day accredited legal training course on social enterprise and impact investing.

This course will explore key legal issues and trends in the burgeoning social innovation space and provide lawyers and other professionals with the skills they need to advise the different stakeholders in the sector. It is the first of its kind to combine hands-on legal training with practical case studies and excellent networking opportunities, facilitating strategic discussions and the sharing of best practices in the realm of social entrepreneurship and impact investing.

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

At the end of this training, participants will become part of a community of practice and should be able to:

  • Understand the shape of the social economy in the U.S. and how the U.S. 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
  • Recognize 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

The training will also be held in London again this year, with a breakfast series format over three days on 19, 25 and 27 October 2016. For more information on the London training agenda and registration, check out our website or reach out to Shiura at

Location: San Francisco, California & London, England

Dates: September 13, 2016 - October 27, 2016