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Members' Area

Information for Members

Welcome to the Members’ area

Our members come from different jurisdictions. They are lawyers, academics and business leaders who specialise or are interested in law relating to social impact.

Accessing member benefits 

esela Online Series 2020

As the pandemic shifted our interactions online during 2020, esela determined to deliver content to its membership and wider community through the esela Online Series. Two weekly series took place in July and October, with content covering fiduciary duty and impact investment for pension funds, the role of the legal profession in combating climate change, the shifting standards in the global business and human rights landscape, green recovery for Latin America, mainstream investing for sustainability impact, and the role of profit with purpose businesses and legal frameworks in an inclusive and sustainable economy.

Members are able to access the recordings from the all the sessions in the first esela 2020 Online Series, 1 – 15 July 2020 here.

The recordings for events in the second Online Weekly Series, 30 September – 21 October 2020 will be uploaded in late October and linked to this Members’ Area.

esela Conference

The conference and fringe events take place in March-April in London or virtually. Content will be posted on the esela conference website

  • Strategic Partners

Strategic Partners receive 4 complimentary tickets for the esela Annual Conference.

Strategic Partners receive 2 complementary tickets for each of the ticketed esela conference fringe events. Previous fringe events have included the esela Academic Gathering (2018 and 2019) and the Climate Legal Hack (planned for 2020).

Members will be sent a code that will give you access to your complimentary tickets. This code may be used to register for tickets for individuals who are partner at or an employee of the esela Strategic Partner.

Register to attend at If you would like to request your Strategic Partner complimentary ticket code, click here to contact esela.

  • Individual and Organisation members

All members receive 20% discount on the cost of standard price tickets for the esela Annual Conference.*

All members receive 20% discount tickets for ticketed esela conference fringe events. 

* Please note, the discount applies to non-discounted tickets only and so does not apply to Early Bird tickets.

To access your Individual and Organisation Member discount, use the code “esela_member_20” on applicable tickets.

Read on for advice about

  • Creating your online profile

Access the Membership Guide for guidance on creating your esela profile.

  • Searching the members’ directory

The directory is a resource of information about lawyers and others who are active in this space.

The directory is designed to facilitate connection to and among esela members. By creating your  personal profile, you will be visible to other members as well to others who visit the site to find information about individuals within our network.

Make best use of your membership by keeping your personal esela profile up to date. Include a summary of your areas of expertise and experience, as well as your contact information, and link your personal esela profile directly to your organisation’s website.

For lawyers wishing to connect with a practitioner in a particular jurisdiction, use the Directory search function.

To contact an esela member, get in touch with them directly via the contact details on their profile, or contact us at if you would like us to facilitate an introduction.

  • Using the esela member logos 

esela members are permitted to use the esela member logos in their own promotional materials.

If you are an Individual or Organisation member of esela, you may, during the term of you membership, use the esela Members’ logo on websites, and in other promotional materials to inform the public that you’re a member of esela.

If you are a Strategic Partner of esela, you may, during the term of you membership, use the esela Strategic Partners’ logo on websites, and in other promotional materials to inform the public that you’re a Strategic Partner of esela.

Click here to download the esela Member or Strategic Partner logos.

  • Membership renewal

In 2019, esela moved to a new membership structure, with some membership categories being phased out. For information about how the changes affect your membership, and how to renew your membership click here.

Members are also able to:

  • Access members discounts for annual conference
  • Access complimentary tickets for annual conference (Strategic Partners only)
  • Submit content for circulation in the esela newsletter and other platforms
Many of our members provide articles and news items for our resources, please get in touch via if you wish to contribute.

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