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Impact Law & Advocacy

Impact law refers to legal rules and reform focusing towards a positive impact on people and the planet. Impact lawyers are legal leaders who measure their personal success in terms of the positive impact that they create and not merely in terms of the profit they make. (Harman & Machado, 2022).

Lawyers want to be equipped with the knowledge of how they can help their clients to navigate the ESG dispensation and, as trusted consultants/advisors, they are in the position to guide the direction of a company. Developing the practical knowledge of the various ways in which a lawyer can influence this direction is an important part of how a lawyer can contribute towards people and planet. Together with this knowledge and the desire to contribute to the cause, lawyers can guide businesses towards corporate law structures and laws that can help businesses become sustainable and impactful (Malik, 2022). 

AFMalik Law is a pioneer in this approach within Pakistan and guides it’s corporate law clients towards just transitions, ESG integration within their companies and how to incorporate UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights in their operations. 

AFMalik Law joined Esela the The Legal Network for Social Impact in 2020 which has evolved to become the Global Alliance of Impact Lawyers (GAIL). AFMalik Law Principal Attorney served on the Asia Pacific Regional Board of GAIL from 2021-2022 and was elected Chair of the Asia Pacific Board of GAIL in December 2022. She will remain Chair of the APAC Board until March 2024. 

AFMalik Law Founding Attorney at GAIL Global event on Impact Law