The Grunin Center hosts a range of conferences and events for lawyers, and other stakeholders working in the field of social entrepreneurship and impact investing, including the following:
• Annual Conference on Legal Issues in Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing – in the US and Beyond, co-organized by the Grunin Center and the Impact Investing Legal Working Group. Attended by over 300 participants (including lawyers, academics, policymakers and other professionals working in the field) from across the globe, this leading conference is in its sixth year and explores themes that include: policy and regulation of impact investing and social entrepreneurship; blending and scaling capital; building investment-ready social enterprises; embedding impact into deal structures; and mainstreaming impact.
• Grunin Center Legal Scholars Convening. This convening is intended to advance legal scholarship in the fields of social entrepreneurship and impact investing by bringing together legal scholars who are writing and researching in these fields and introducing them to the legal/policy challenges and opportunities that legal practitioners are facing.
• Webinar Series: Building a Legal Practice in Impact Investing. The Grunin Center has partnered with the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship to pilot a webinar series that will build on the Annual Conference programming and provide participants across Africa with an opportunity to learn from international and local legal experts in impact investing. The Grunin Center hopes to replicate the series annually, across various regions to support the growth of a global community of legal practice, while further informing and enriching our own work with learnings from other regions.