Wellers help to create award-winning social impact investment

We are extremely proud to announce that Water Unite Impact (a collaboration between Water Unite and Wellers Impact, our impact investment manager) has won the Impact project/investment of the year: Water category in the prestigious Environmental Finance IMPACT Awards 2021.

The Wellers Law Group commercial and charity law teams carried out the structuring for this innovative investment for Water Unite. Water Unite Impact uses micro-contributions, for example from bottled water sales (1 cent/pence per litre sold) in the form of donations from international retailers, as Catalytic Capital to attract commercial capital and expertise that has the power to transform the water, sanitation and plastics recycling sector.

It supports corporations to meet ESG goals through impact investment and helps retailers and investors report transformational impact to their consumers, clients and stakeholders. Micro-contributions make it possible for consumers to directly contribute to scaleable commercial solutions making water and sanitation more inclusive and removing plastics out of the environment.

Neil Sandy, CEO at Wellers Impact, said “It has been a privilege to work on the Water Unite Impact project with partners such as Water Unite, The One Foundation, The Coop and Elior. These are organisations that understand the very pressing issues of plastics pollution and access to water being experienced in many different parts of the globe and are addressing it.

We at the Wellers Law Group and Wellers Impact are delighted to have been able to play a part by using the legal and the impact investment knowledge we have under one roof to help structure this unique and important investment and bring it to market. We see this as a future model for both sustainable investment managers and charities to deliver positive outcomes and financial returns.”

Please see below for more details of the award:


If you are looking to structure an innovative social impact investment contact Neil Sandy at Wellers Impact on 020 7481 2422 or email neil.sandy@wellersimpact.com