Topic Archives: Resources

November 12, 2019Funding/Financing, Resources

Suz Mac Cormac Recognized as a Woman Leader in Tech Law

The Recorder has named Susan “Suz” Mac Cormac to its list of Women Leaders in Tech Law. The award celebrates lawyers who tackle the tech industry’s biggest courtroom clashes, help build its most innovative companies, and negotiate deals that move markets. As highlighted by The Recorder, Suz continues to represent investors in complex cross-border transactions. ...›

November 7, 2019Corporate Form, Reporting, Resources

Voices in Sustainability: Interview with Susan (Suz) Mac Cormac

ClientSmart interviewed Morrison & Foerster’s Suz Mac Cormac, chair of the firm’s Social Enterprise and Impact Investing and Energy practices, about the Business Roundtable’s adoption of a new “Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation.” The statement changes the definition of the purpose of a corporation to include not just shareholders but also stakeholders: customers, ...›

October 1, 2019Measuring, Reporting, Resources

Suz Mac Cormac Speaks at Climate Week NYC 2019

MoFo Impact’s Suz Mac Cormac spoke on a panel at Climate Week NYC 2019 covering “Facilitating Investments Towards a 1.5˚C Future: How Can Companies Harness Investment Opportunities and Leverage Portfolios for a Net-Zero Future?” The panel covered investment strategies needed to ensure a sustainable and equitable path to net-zero emissions is delivered at an accelerated ...›

MoFo Impact Publishes Guides on Social Enterprise Corporate Form

The MoFo Impact team recently published two articles in the Daily Journal on legal forms for social enterprises. The first article, “Leveraging Corporate Structure for Impact,” summarizes the different forms that entrepreneurs and investors alike should consider to help save our planet and improve the lives of the people on it. In “10 Considerations for ...›

September 17, 2019Corporate Form, Deal Structures, Resources

MoFo Impact Published in ABA Corporate Social Responsibility Deskbook

Members of the MoFo Impact team contributed two chapters in The Lawyer’s Corporate Social Responsibility Deskbook: Practical Guidance for Corporate Counsel and Law Firms, published by the American Bar Association. This new guide is a comprehensive resource for in-house and outside counsel to help their companies, firms, and clients develop effective corporate social responsibility programs. ...›

July 3, 2019Reporting, Resources

Impact Links: Best Books for Social Entrepreneurs; The Promise of Impact Investing in India; NY’s Climate Action Plan; Consumers Prefer Sustainable Products; Food-System Finance; Britain Requires Climate Change Disclosures by 2022

What new challenges lie ahead for impact investing? Antony Bugg-Levine of the Nonprofit Finance Fund and Durreen Shahna of the Impact Investment Exchange discuss them on the Knowledge@Wharton podcast. Forbes recently published its “Best Books for Social Entrepreneurs” list. A recent study by NYU Stern’s Center for Sustainable Business revealed that consumer demand for sustainable ...›

June 24, 2019Resources

Todd Boudreau to Speak at Impact Capitalism Summit Nantucket

On July 17, MoFo Impact’s Todd Boudreau will moderate “No Longer ‘Alternative’: Building a Diverse Impact Theme Portfolio Through Private Equity” at the Impact Capitalism Summit Nantucket. The Impact Capitalism Summit is a large convening of investors focused on maximizing impact and maximizing return. ...›

Impact Links: CDP Report on climate risk; GIIN Annual Survey; Ralph Lauren Sustainability Strategy; Biz Schools Take on Impact Investing; New Flood Risk Database

A new report by UK nonprofit CDP reveals 215 of the world’s biggest companies face almost $1 trillion in climate change risks, with many likely to hit within the next five years. The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) released its annual impact investor survey reflecting 266 respondents managing $239 billion in impact investing assets. New ...›

Impact Links: Canada Bans Single-Use Plastic; Britain Launches Impact Investing Institute; Omidyar’s Education Investments; Temasek’s New Impact Fund

What do boards need to know about sustainability ratings? Silda Wall Spitzer and John Mandyck discuss in the Harvard Business Review. Growing its education investments, Omidyar Network expanded its educational agenda to include investments in both early childhood and adult education programs. Canada announced a plan to ban single-use plastics by 2021 and introduce standards ...›