CEO Frontier Law and Advisory Ltd.
Social enterprises have ushered in a promising new wave of companies using market-based strategies to advance positive social and environmental change. The growth and positive impact of these social enterprises is ultimately determined by their ability to balance complex and often competing interests within their entity or between their entities. Particularly social businesses that have clear trade-offs between achieving their social mission and making a financial return, or are at risk of changing strategy to achieving an easier outcome or easier to reach beneficiary, need to protect themselves against mission drift. Likewise, social businesses that attract a variety of financing instruments at riskier and less risky stages, and thus have a variety of investors they are dealing with, need to ensure that they remain consistent in their financial and social impact return projections and achievements.
During this session Stanley Boots from Frontier Law Advisory will give a crash course on structuring impact investments, looking in particular at shareholder agreement and corporate governance structures that can lay down and protect social enterprises’ impact missions. He will also facilitate a discussion between 2 investor-investee pairs that will speak of their experience….
Format: Presentation by Stanley Boots followed by moderated introductions and discussions between 2 investor-investee pairs