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Legal Fundamentals of Impact Investing: A Rapidly Growing World

Production Date: November 03, 2015 Practice Areas: Business, Corporate, & Securities Law and Non-Profit Estimated Length: 3982 minutes

Mr. Panchal, Ms. Kadian and Mr. Stone present a primer on impact investing transactions, exploring one of the fastest growing areas of investment activity in the world today. The panel looks at impact investing from a transactional lawyers’ perspective, providing an overview of the commercial, social and legal landscapes in the field. They then apply these to the practical implications of a financing transaction, exploring early stage, follow-on round, debt, and equity transaction structures.


Impact investing is an investment discipline in which investors actively place capital into enterprises that seek to generate social and/or environmental benefits alongside financial returns, the latter of which can range from concessionary to market rate returns.


The panel explores areas requiring particular attention from counsel when diligencing opportunities, drafting agreements and negotiating deal terms.


Learning Objectives:

I.     Understand the unique nature of social impact transactions, which share objectives of philanthropy and traditional investing, including the concept of “double-“ and “triple-bottom line” objectives

II.    Understand due diligence considerations in connection with an impact investing transaction

III.   Analyze the different legal frameworks and contractual tools that can be utilized to structure a transaction to efficiently and effectively achieve investor and company goals

IV.  Review the contractual provisions that provide for risk allocation, accountability, and exit opportunities for companies and investors

V.   Explore current trends in impact investing transactions

John M.
Montross, VA

Interesting topic well presented

Hardeep G.
Washington, DC

One of the better Lawline videos I've seen thus far. Really appreciated the moderated panel concept, and am looking forward to the second one.

Simone Y.
New York, NY


Larry S.

I was unaware of this field and enjoyed the presentation. Well done.

Alan T.
Kirkland, WA

Good panel of speakers.

Stephen l. K.
Ambler, PA

lawline is great

John E D.
Arlington, VA

fine presentation

Thomas J.
Pompano Beach, FL

A lot to consider

Andrew D G.
Lake Success, LB

Well presented and very informative.

David W.
Richmond, VA

Well done

Benjamin S.
Allen, TX

different and very interesting. as a nonprofit attorney I would be interested in similar courses.

Ronald J. Z.
Wellington, FL

Very well organized and excellent faculty.

Daniel H.
Manassas, VA

I enjoyed the perspective of these lawyers.

Richard F.
Greenville, VA

Good intro course. I would like a second with more detail, sample investor agreements, etc.

Cathy B.
Seattle, WA

Good discussion among the speakers

Thomas G.
New york, NY


Jeffrey V.
Lexington, SC

Very strong panel, looking forward to the next one on this topic.