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Impact Investors and Intermediaries

Generating positive returns


Impact investing AuM continues to expand, as growing numbers of institutional investors begin to allocate capital to create measurable social and environmental impact alongside financial returns. 

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Through our social finance and sustainable investment practice – HSF Impact – we are proud to advise some of the world's leading impact investors and social finance intermediaries, and to act for a variety of corporates, finance providers, insurers, asset managers and other financial market participants as they launch and scale their impact investment strategies. 

We offer our clients dedicated coverage across all jurisdictions and a full service offering, drawing on strength and expertise from our multi-disciplinary team to help navigate the broad range of complex legal and commercial challenges involved in this dynamic market.

We have significant experience advising on: 

  • the development, management, marketing and delivery of impact fund formations and fundraisings;
  • structuring and executing impact-led portfolio investments and joint ventures; and 
  • documenting and negotiating social finance arrangements.

For more information about our practice and track record, download your copy of Impact Investment: Generating positive returns

Recent Experience


Advising on its investments in Singapore


Advising on corporate restructuring in relation to a potential investee agribusiness


Advising on the establishment of its £25 million Ocean Rescue Fund and related downstream investments


Advising on the establishment of a social impact investment fund


Advising on a £1 billion fundraise for energy efficiency investments


Advising on its investment into the Fair by Design Venture Fund and on its investments into the Big Issue Fund and Bethnal Green Ventures Funds I and II

Insights and updates

3rd March 2020
With activist investors and NGOs prowling, firms making flimsy ethical claims will increasingly end up...
20th September 2018
Our brochure includes an introduction to our impact investment practice alongside case studies and current...
11th September 2018
Four case studies highlighting practical examples of one of the most touted trends in sustainable...
11th September 2018
As public finances are increasingly under pressure and fewer funds are available to address the...

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