Grunin Center Events

Relational Contracting in Advancing Social and Environmental Impact Webinar

January 9, 2024

The growing need to achieve positive social and environmental impact throughout business relationships is driven by escalating challenges related to climate change, poverty, and social inequality. In this webinar, Professor Deborah Burand and David Frydlinger will explore the role that formal relational contracts can play in supporting the achievement of social and environmental impact and address limitations of more traditional contractual approaches.

Relational Contracting webinar

This webinar was held on January 9, 2024. Click here to learn more about this webinar event and click here to view the webinar recording. 

This event was approved for 1 New York State CLE credits in the category of Areas of Professional Practice for those who attended the live webinar. The credit is both transitional and non-transitional; it is appropriate for both experienced and newly admitted attorneys. There is no CLE credit available for viewing the recorded video. 


2023 Conference 

June, 2023

The 2023 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 was on June 6-7, 2023 on-campus at NYU Law School's Vanderbilt Hall (40 Washington Square South) in New York City. The conference was attended by over 300 lawyers, students and other stakeholders from across the globe. This leading conference explores salient legal, ethical, and social themes affecting the fields of social entrepreneurship and impact investing. ©Slezak: Courtesy of NYU Photo Bureau

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2022 - 2023 Previous Events 

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Reception & Dinner Celebrating NYU Law Collaboration with Intesa Sanpaolo

November 16, 2022 

NYU School of Law and the Grunin Center for Law and Social Entrepreneurship co-hosted a special reception and dinner in collaboration with Intesa Sanpaolo, one of the leading Italian and European financial institutions. The reception and dinner celebrated their partnership in advancing global research around antitrust laws and compliance policies, impact banks, and the green and circular economy.

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Social Impact and the Law: A Fireside Chat with former Rockefeller Foundation General Counsel Maria Santos Valentin and Professor Deborah Burand

October 19, 2022 

Deborah Burand, Professor of Clinical Law, introduced Maria Santos Valentin, the Grunin Center's new Distinguished Scholar & Senior Fellow, to the NYU Law School Community. They discussed the role philanthropy plays in catalyzing impact investing and sustainable development in the US and beyond, and how lawyers are shaping these philanthropic initiatives.

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