Global Alliance of Impact Lawyers

A community of legal leaders who are using the practice of law to have a positive impact on people and the planet, and to accelerate the just transition.

Background

The Global Alliance of Impact Lawyers (GAIL) is leveraging the expertise of lawyers to accelerate the shift of corporate models and capital to make sure business is truly a sustainable force for good, while drawing learning from across the spectrum of impact disciplines.

Impact lawyers are redefining law and legal practice by designing new corporate and financing structures, drafting new legislation and bringing seminal cases.

The  GAIL focus is on the contributions that impact lawyers make to the wider global impact ecosystem. Impact lawyers are legal leaders working to have a positive impact on people and planet – personal success is measured in positive impact, not profit. 

How it works

Impact lawyers work in many of the areas below to influence the impact economy and the practice of impact law.


  • Impact investing
  • Climate change and the law
  • Sustainable finance
  • Environmental, social and governance factors
  • Development finance
  • Blended finance
  • Business human rights
  • The social role of business
  • Corporate governance and corporate social responsibility
  • Benefit corporations and B Corps
  • Social enterprise and ‘for benefit’ enterprise
  • Social value commissioning and procurement
  • Cooperatives
  • International cooperation
  • Philanthropy and civil society
  • The rule of law
  • Future economic paradigms
  • Systems change
  • Public policy
  • Sustainable supply chains
  • Innovation and the law

Connect, Learn, Lead

Watch a brief video introduction of the Global Alliance of Impact Lawyers to learn how impact lawyers can actively support, share and collaborate with each other to multiply the impact of our community.

How it works

Impact lawyers work in many of the areas below to influence the impact economy and the practice of impact law.

Impact investing
Climate change and the law
Sustainable finance
Development finance
Environmental, social and governance factors
Blended finance
Business human rights
The social role of business
Corporate governance and corporate social responsibility
Benefit corporations and B Corps
Social enterprise and ‘for benefit’ enterprise
Social value commissioning and procurement
Cooperatives
International cooperation
Philanthropy and civil society
The rule of law
Future economic paradigms
Systems change
Public policy
Sustainable supply chains
Innovation and the law
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