Responsible corporate governance

Good governance sits at the heart of every impact-focused organisation’s strategy.

And it needs to be woven into every level of your operations and relationships. From policies and processes that reflect and deliver on your values, through to decision-making that is centred around wider stakeholder engagement.

How we help

The traditional model of governance – top-down decision-making that places maximum profits above wider stakeholder benefit – is not fit for purpose for impact organisations. As a values-driven business ourselves and the first UK law firm to certify as a B Corp, we can draw on our own experience, ethos and professional expertise to support you in building or expanding more equitable governance structures, policies and procedures.

  • We advise on legal structures that can best deliver on your objectives, from social enterprise-style models, to certified B Corps, to employee ownership, to limited liability forms with a commitment to purpose embedded in your governing document.
  • We can draft a full suite of policies and procedures that not only reflect your corporate purpose, but are holistic and practical enough to cope with any challenging situations that may occur.
  • We advise on strategies to best add mutual benefit for stakeholder groups, including consultations for wider engagement. For example, we advise clients extensively on equity, diversity and inclusion in governance and decision making.
  • If a crisis arises, we’ll help you to manage every step sensitively and respectfully towards all parties involved. We’re experienced in providing end-to-end support around investigations, including reputation management. When it comes to resolving disputes, we always aim to mitigate, not ligate, wherever possible.
  • For charity boards,  we can provide governance reviews and full training.
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