Industry, innovation and infrastructure
|Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and, by 2030, significantly raise industry’s share of employment and gross domestic product, in line with national circumstances, and double its share in least developed countries||We are helping to drive change around corporate sustainability in organisations by assisting General Counsels to have meaningful conversations, informed by the Guide for General Counsel on Corporate Sustainability Version 2.0, launched by Linklaters, the United Nations Global Compact and UC Berkeley School of Law.
We have supported the movement to use business to achieve positive social change by assisting B Lab in developing legal frameworks in a number of countries to create the “benefit corporation” which gives the pursuit of social and environmental impact the same attention as profit.
|Increase access of small-scale enterprises to markets||
We have a longstanding partnership with the School for Social Entrepreneurs, an international charity working in the UK, Canada, Australia and India to support entrepreneurs tackling complex social problems.
SSE invests in individuals from all backgrounds who have practical ideas for change supporting people to start, sustain, and scale social enterprises, charities and community projects. Linklaters provides bursaries and mentors to start-up entrepreneurs in the UK, and pro bono advice to SSE directly, as well as some of their entrepreneurs.