The United Kingdom.

Offering commercial legal advice to not-for-profit organisations and social enterprises.

DLA Piper has formed a collaboration with Carbon 13 – the only UK-based business accelerator focused exclusively on carbon reduction: Carbon 13

Cross-practice teams of lawyers advise newly formed ventures on the risks and pitfalls of start-ups, pinpoint technical advice needed, and create long-term partnerships with specialised teams to help ventures build and scale to achieve their climate ambitions. Ventures cover a broad range of climate matters, from finance and tech to methane capture, carbon sequestration, digital assets, and food waste recycling.

Impact: The right legal advice at the outset is vital for a start-up to achieve its full potential. Over five years Carbon13 is bringing together more than 1,000 diverse and talented people to create scalable ventures with the combined potential to reduce CO2e emissions by 400 million tonnes (Or 1% of global emissions). Our lawyers are there to help de-risk the start up process and help those businesses succeed. “The planet doesn’t have time for false starts” [quote from C13 website!]