Our Principles

The Principles of esela – The legal network for social impact

  1. In carrying out its objects, esela shall co-operate and collaborate with other similar organisations
  2. The meaning of ‘law’ in the objects of esela shall be interpreted widely to include all forms of law, regulation and tax treatment
  3. esela will seek over time to develop a form of governance which is consultative and which reflects the diversity of its associate membership
  4. esela will not promote any one legal form over any other legal form
  5. esela will respect the different social economy, social enterprise, impact investing, legal and other traditions which are prevalent in different countries
  6. esela will be open to new and emerging models of social enterprise and impact business, and ways of achieving social impact
  7. esela will collaborate and develop partnerships with other organisations
  8. esela will seek to strike a balance between serving legal practitioners, educating its associate members and serving the public at large

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