The Impact Revolution: The Role of Law and Lawyers

ESELA Annual Conference - 12 April 2019, London

Location: London School of Economics

Date: 12/04/2019


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The Impact Revolution: The Role of Law and Lawyers – 12 April 2019
The ESELA Annual Conference

Hosted by the Marshall Institute at the London School of Economics

This year, the conference will have capacity for 400 delegates in plenary sessions and four break out sessions to choose from, each with space for 50-140 people.

Our programme of 50+ speakers will bring together perspectives from around the globe. We hope to create space for conversations which are geared towards understanding how legal practice and legal policy can help the social impact movement thrive. It will focus on key areas of the ‘Impact Revolution’ with four streams dedicated to Impact Investing, Profit with Purpose, Systems Change, and a ‘Spotlight On…’ stream for hot topics you want to see on the agenda.

In December we announced the theme of the ESELA Annual Conference 2019: The Impact Revolution: The Role of Law and Lawyers.

We are now delighted to give you a first look at two of our plenary topics: Amit Bhatia, CEO of  the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG) will share GSG’s emerging strategy to engage lawyers in the impact revolution, and Professor Colin Mayer will explore implications of the Future of the Corporation initiative by the British Academy.

Our hosts – The Marshall Institute, LSE

We are delighted to announce the next ESELA Annual Conference will be hosted by the Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship at the London School of Economics, on 12 April 2019.

The Marshall Institute works to improve the impact and effectiveness of private action for public benefit through research, teaching and convening. It informs and coordinates the efforts of citizens, researchers, private sector organisations, and social entrepreneurs who are working to tackle the world’s most pressing challenges. We look forward to debating what role law and lawyers have to play.

Dates For Your Diary

The conference takes place on Friday 12 April 2019 in London, hosted by The Marshall Institute at the London School of Economics. The conference will be preceded by a smaller Academic Gathering on Thursday 11 April for intended for academics and others with an interest in the implications of the impact revolution to legal education. To register your interest in attending the Academic Gathering click here to contact Sarah Dobson, Executive Director of ESELA.

On the evening of Thursday 11 April we are planning networking drinks for conference attendees. This is a chance for those arriving in London for the conference to meet each other and local attendees. Further details about the drinks will be announced in February.

Following the conference, if there is demand, we will organise a sightseeing walk on the morning of Saturday 13 April for those who wish to see some of the key London landmarks and continue conversations with other delegates. You can register your interest in taking part in the walk when you purchase your ticket (below).

Meet the Network Partners and Conference Committee

ESELA is proud to announce the 2019 Annual Conference is supported by network partners CDC, Global Steering Group for Impact Investing (GSG), Big Society Capital, EVPA and TrustLaw. Pioneers Post will be the conference Media Partner.

ESELA is grateful to its Conference Committee:
Carolina Henriquez-Schmitz, Grunin Center for Law and Social Entrepreneurship
Charmian Love, Entrepreneur in Residence at Bates Wells
Nicholas Glicher, TrustLaw, Thomson Reuters Foundation
Rebecca Perlman, Herbert Smith Freehills
Tim West, The Fable Bureau, Pioneers Post

Your Views Wanted

We will shortly be announcing our conference programme of 50+ speakers. If you would like to support the development of the agenda, please contact Sarah Dobson, Executive Director of ESELA.

When will more information be released?

Further details about conference agenda and speakers will be released in February 2019.

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