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Impact Investment

Generating positive returns


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 calibre and quality of the individual partners really stands out. We trust them, and that matters a lot." 
Chambers UK, 2018

“You get round-the-clock service and immediate replies to any request." 
Chambers UK, 2018

“Best-in-class legal advice, pragmatic commercial judgement, the utmost professional integrity
and a clear understanding of clients' objectives and motives" 

Legal 500 UK, 2017


Diverse knowledge and in-depth expertise

Recent Experience


Advising on establishment and incorporation, structuring and corporate tax, commercial agreements, financial regulation and issues relating to crowdfunding


Advising on arrangements with project partners, funders, volunteers and UnLtd Award Winners


Advising on the establishment of a social impact investment fund


Advising on the establishment of the Sky Ocean Rescue Fund and related downstream investments

Big Society Capital

Advising on its investment, together with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, into the Fair by Design Venture Fund; and on its investments into the Big Issue Fund and Bethnal Green Ventures Funds I and II


Related expertise

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