Reform of Legal Structures for Social Enterprises - Wolters Kluwer CCH

Reform of Legal Structures for Social Enterprises

Online | Complimentary August 17, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM AEST

August 17, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM AEST Interact with an expert panel, discussing whether the Australian Law Reform Commission should inquire into the potential creation of a dedicated corporate structure for social enterprises.

In 2019, the ALRC undertook research and broad public consultation, asking: What are the most pressing areas for law reform in Australia today? In December, the ALRC published its report, “The Future of Law Reform: A Suggested Program of Work 2020-25”. This webinar is part of a series to gain feedback and further input on some of the ALRC’s suggested future law reform inquiry topics.

Social enterprises are businesses that seek to make a profit while also pursuing social and/or environmental goals. Join an expert panel comprising thought leaders on social enterprise addressing questions such as: Should an inquiry into legal structures for social enterprises be a priority? What are the particular problems that any future law reform inquiry should seek to solve? What benefits might be expected from any future reform?

Webinar Learning Outcomes:
• Find out the latest developments in regulation of social enterprises.
• Understand contemporary thinking on the various challenges facing social enterprises relating to their corporate structure.
• Hear ideas about aspects of the law that might most benefit from a reform inquiry, to facilitate and regulate social enterprise.
• Consider the role of the ALRC and the potential benefits of a future inquiry.

Suited to:
Lawyers, professionals and members of the public with an interest in social enterprise.

Co-hosted with:
The University of Melbourne


  • Welcome: Professor Pip Nicholson, Dean of Law, The University of Melbourne Law School
  • The Hon Justice SC Derrington, President, Australian Law Reform Commission;
  • Professor Matthew Harding, University of Melbourne;
  • Associate Professor Rosemary Langford, The University of Melbourne;
  • Michael Ryland, Centre for Social Finance Law;
  • Trevor Danos AM, Advisor;
  • Andrew Davies, B Lab.

You will be provided with: 
• Interactive Q&A session
• Webinar Recording to view multiple times for up to 6 months
• PowerPoint presentation

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Reform of Legal Structures for Social Enterprises

Online | Complimentary

August 17, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM AEST

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