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Impact Investment

Generating positive returns


Welcome to HSF Impact, our pioneering team for the founders, investors and asset managers driving the next wave of social finance

All over the globe, entrepreneurs are devising innovative commercial solutions to social and environmental challenges. Supporting entrepreneurs, and those investing in their businesses, to do well by doing good is something we get excited about.

Through our market-leading social finance and sustainable investment practice - HSF Impact - we support founders, investors, asset managers and social finance intermediaries to build global connections, maximise positive social and environmental impact and realise growth potential.

In this fast-growing diverse market, we are committed to using our knowledge, skills and connections to help clients navigate the legal and commercial issues that flow from their financial and impact objectives.

Our team operates across a wide variety of sectors, focussing on issues relating to education, energy, agribusiness, financial inclusion, climate change, consumer products, housing and healthcare. We cover the full range of legal issues, including intellectual property, data protection, tax, employment and regulatory expertise, as well as advice on corporate structuring, governance, capital raising and related transaction documentation, commercial agreements, finance, real estate and dispute resolution.

We also regularly leverage our market-leading pro bono practice to deliver free legal support to socially responsible investors, investees and intermediaries.

Download a copy of our brochure to find out more about HSF Impact and how we can help you generate positive returns. 


"The team at HSF has been incredibly insightful, helpful and dedicated, helping us to overcome a series of complicated and complex issues."  
Legal 500 UK, 2020

"The team’s interest in, and passion about, my social enterprise and the impact I am trying to create is clear and this is of utmost importance to any social entrepreneur. If your lawyers care about what you are trying to do, and share in the journey with you, it becomes an incredibly powerful relationship and this is what I have with the HSF team."  
Legal 500 UK, 2020

"They are just so clued up and know our business and our projects so well. They are extremely good and slick operators."  
Chambers UK, 2020


Diverse knowledge and in-depth expertise

Recent Experience

The New South Wales Government

Advising on the Smart Skilled & Hired programme, which is providing payments for outcomes in relation to youth employment and skills development in the disability sector

The New South Wales Government

Advising on the establishment of a AUD$1 billion Social and Affordable Housing Fund and the first two phases of procurement, which will result in nine contracts with community housing providers


Advising on its Australian MTN programme and their first issuance under the programme of a green bond


Advising on the amendments of a €2 billion green revolving credit facility agreement to include ESG criteria


Advising on a range of real estate, corporate and commercial issues


Advising on a number of legal issues relating to capital raising, corporate governance, data protection, intellectual property and financial regulation issues

Insights and updates

8th November 2022
CEO Justin D'Agostino previews the G20 and B20, as he heads to Indonesia for these...
17th December 2020
Six authors from HSF have contributed to the launch guide to all things ESG. Includes...
3rd March 2020
With activist investors and NGOs prowling, firms making flimsy ethical claims will increasingly end up...

Related expertise

Our global perspective and unique methodology has the potential to provide immense value to organisations across a wide range of sectors