Impact Business

Your business is about profit, people and planet

For impact businesses, success isn’t just about profit. Doing business in a way that creates a positive impact on employees, communities and the environment is integral to your commercial strategy. We should know. After all, we’re an impact business, too; we were the first UK law firm to certify as a B Corp.

Your status as an impact business can have implications on everything, from governance to your choice of financing, from your approach to staffing to agreeing supplier contracts. That’s why our people, in every department, understand what it takes to be an impact business.

How we help

We can use our first-hand experience to help you find the best way for your business to express its identity and purpose.

We have spearheaded a number of reforms; from collaborating with Government to create the Community Interest Company (CIC), to helping to bring the B Corp movement to the UK, and working with the Cabinet Office on its Mission-led Business Review.

We work with clients to use concepts like “mission locks” and “golden shares”, to protect their business’ values. And our blended expertise, of solicitors and governance specialists lets us go beyond legal advice to fully support you.

So, whether you’re embedding social and environmental principles into your business, bringing a new acquisition into your group, or setting-up a foundation to complement your business’s impact, we can:

  • advise on tailoring your legal, constitutional and governance structures
  • help you plan and deliver transactions effectively
  • assess your business’s impact and strategize its development
  • ensure that your physical space is efficient and sustainable.