Social impact finance continues to influence the social well-being and economic prosperity of millions of people and organisations worldwide. Reed Smith formalised a global Social Impact Finance Group (SIFG) in response to a growing demand from clients; it undertakes both pro bono and billable representations. The SIFG initiatives focus on increasing access to funding for organisations that deliver both economic and social returns, such as microfinance institutions, impact investment funds and other social enterprises.
Reed Smith’s SIFG consists of a cross-border, cross-practice team of lawyers, which sits across its offices. The group includes authorities from the structured finance, funds, banking, capital markets, tax and regulatory fields, as well as from groups such as commercial, corporate and litigation. Our lawyers are committed to making a difference to the lives of others through the support of these social impact finance and microfinance initiatives. We regularly advise on a range of social impact initiatives, including the establishment of funds, innovative investment structures, social impact bonds and other capital market solutions. We also provide training and research to support the microfinance legal sector. We represent organisations and individuals including investors, social entrepreneurs, financial institutions, private and institutional investors, social enterprises, charities, non-governmental organisations, and microfinance institutions, which are pioneering the development of innovative business models to address pressing social need.
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