Join Professor Elizabeth Schmidt: Doing Good While Doing Well: Emerging Legal Issues for Social and Environmental Enterprises

October 21, 2015

Join, Professor Elizabeth (Betsy) Schmidt for Doing Good While Doing Well:Emerging Legal Issues for Social and Environmental Enterprises

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 / 12:10pm to 1pm / SLB 121

Professor Elizabeth (Betsy) Schmidt is a professor of practice at U Mass Amherst, with more than 20 years’ experience working directly with nonprofit organizations and another 20 years of combined experience teaching nonprofit law, nonprofit management and social enterprises. Her talk will discuss how we, as lawyers, can help clients who hope to solve social and environmental problems with a business/non-governmental solution to these problems. Is it possible to structure organizations that place a social mission ahead of or on par with their financial mission? If so, what can we do to help align their mission, goals, and structures? This talk will discuss new hybrid business forms, impact investing, and other emerging legal issues in the area of social and environmental enterprises. It will also consider public policy measures that could foster a healthier social sector.

Lunch will be served.

Sponsored by: Yale Environmental Law Association , Social & Environmental Entrepreneurship Club at FES, The Yale Entrepreneurial Institute and The Lillian Goldman Law Library.

This event was made possible by the S. Kinnie Smith, Jr. Fund for Law and the Environment

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