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esela is a non-profit global network of lawyers, advisors, academics and entrepreneurs. Our members are working to create a sustainable and inclusive economy that promotes positive social impact.

We are interested in the role of the law and lawyers in reshaping legal systems and practice for good through impact investing, social entrepreneurship, business and human rights, the response of business to the climate emergency, 'profit with purpose' and related disciplines.

Our aim is to promote a better understanding of the law in these practice areas, and so to support the development and growth of a more sustainable and inclusive economy.


esela – The legal network for social impact held its annual conference 2019 on the topic ‘The Impact Revolution: The Role of Law and Lawyers’. This video captures highlights from the day. For updates about the next esela Annual Conference, click here.

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Announcing the Global Alliance of Impact Lawyers

esela - The legal network for social impact is joining with the BCBA and RLAI to become the Global Alliance of Impact Lawyers.

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With thanks to our outgoing Board Members

The board of esela thanks outgoing board members, Anne Contreras and Luke Fletcher.

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