Rebecca Perlman is a corporate and charities lawyer at leading international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills, where she heads up the firm’s global impact investment & social finance practice and leads HSF’s ESG, sustainability & responsible business practice in the UK, US & EMEA. She is also a senior member of HSF’s global charities practice and she leads the firm’s pro bono practice in the UK, US & EMEA.

Rebecca specialises in advising public, private and third sector clients on domestic and international impact investment transactions and on ESG matters, more broadly. She has spent time on secondment with the UK’s National Council for Civil Liberties and with the Government of Sierra Leone, where she advised on the country’s response to the 2014 Ebola crisis.

Rebecca has been recognised in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 for her work on ESG matters and in NatWest’s WISE100 list of the UK’s most influential women in impact investment. In addition to being a trustee of the Institute, she is the Chair of the Big Issue Invest Trust and a trustee of the UN Refugee Agency’s UK charity.