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#eselaonline 2020

The 2020 online series explored the role of law in building sustainable economies in a post-COVID world

esela Online Weekly Series 2020


In July, esela launched its first weekly series of virtual events exploring the role of law in building sustainable economies, following with a second series in September - October 2020.


Online sessions focused on market developments with the potential to drive legal solutions.


All recordings are available on demand for esela members. Registered attendees for each session are able to access the recording for a single event.

Details of all the events in the 2020 series are below.

esela Online 2020: Past Events

Wed, Nov 25
Online Event
ESG and Impact Investing 2021, Lexology Report
Join this esela webinar to learn about the first global ESG and Impact Investing report published by Lexology and written by lawyers. Find out how regulatory frameworks and fiduciary duties are evolving around ESG and impact investing practices across four continents.
Wed, Oct 21
Online Event
Green Recovery and Climate Change in Latin America
Join policy, economic, environmental and legal experts to explore climate change and the pathway to a green recovery after Covid-19 for Latin America.
Wed, Oct 14
Online Event
Time for a RESET: Shaping Economic and Legal Foundations for the Future
Join the session to find out how challenging the concept of shareholder primacy can lead to a human-first economy.
Wed, Oct 07
Online Event
A Legal Framework for Impact: Investing for Sustainability Impact
Join the session for discussion of the emerging findings of the research into investing for sustainability impact in 11 countries, commissioned by the PRI, UNEP FI and Generation Foundation and conducted by Freshfields.
Wed, Sep 30
Online Event
A Moment of Truth: Transforming our Legal and Business Landscape to be a Force for Good
Join leading international business and human rights lawyers to explore the legal landscape for business in a time of economic and social upheaval.
Wed, Jul 15
Online Event
Growing the Pie: Wealth, Ownership and the Law
Alex Edmans discusses 'Grow the Pie: How Great Companies Deliver Both Purpose and Profit', his Financial Times Business Book of the Month for March, with Sarah Ellington of DLA Piper.
Wed, Jul 08
Online Event
Fiduciary Duty in a Changing World: Impact Investing - the Why and How
How should pension funds, which hold some of the largest pools of capital in the world but have strict fiduciary duties, approach impact investment? Join the session for a first look at the ‘Impact Investment Code’, which outlines good governance principles for pension trustees.
Wed, Jul 01
Online Event
Law and the Climate Emergency
How are lawyers and law firms contributing to the fight against climate change? Will the pandemic slow or quicken the transition to a net zero world?
Thu, Jun 11
Online Event
Asia-Pacific Impact Lawyers
An interactive meeting with fellow lawyers who are building practices focused on clients that create positive social and environmental impact in the APAC region.



esela - The legal network for social impact is a non-profit global network of lawyers and allies, working to create a sustainable and inclusive economy that promotes positive social impact.


We are interested in the role of the law and lawyers in reshaping legal systems and practice for good through impact investing, social entrepreneurship, business and human rights, the response of business to the climate emergency, 'profit with purpose' and related disciplines

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