Impact Economy

Making a profit and having a positive social impact are no longer mutually exclusive goals in business.

More and more businesses are operating a “triple bottom line”, applying ESG and aiming to benefit society and the environment alongside financial success. We call this the “Impact Economy”.

Perhaps you’re a well-established business, realising the commercial value in delivering a positive impact to your people or the environment.

You might be an impact investor looking to achieve real social change. Maybe you’re an ambitious start-up looking to embed purpose in every facet of your business.

Wherever you sit in the Impact Economy, our multi-disciplinary team can help.

How we help

Bates Wells' unique legal expertise allows us to provide holistic advice to Impact Economy businesses. We’re a certified B Corp, so our values are at the centre of what we do, shaping the advice and support we offer to your business.

Whether you need empathetic employment advice informed by your values; real estate lawyers that understand the value of sustainable workplaces and premises; specialists who can help resolve seemingly intractable disputes; or experts in impact investing and finance, we have the legal expertise to guide you through.

We understand the Impact Economy. Find out more about how we can help you.

As the language of the Impact Economy develops, we’ll add relevant terminology to our Impact Economy Glossary, to help share a common understanding.

Better Business Act: creating a cleaner, greener, fairer future for all.

At Bates Wells we believe the profound problems of the climate emergency and social inequality will require unprecedented solutions. That is why we are delighted to have signed up to officially support Better Business Act, who are creating an economy which values people as much as profit. Learn more below.