As the most experienced commercial litigation funder, IMF Bentham as a group holds a privileged position in the global litigation funding industry. The group believes that with privilege comes responsibility and has adopted a Corporate Social Responsibility programme to engage with the communities in which it operates in a positive and effective manner. The group supports initiatives designed to make a real and positive contribution to the operation and effectiveness of the civil litigation process. Each supported initiative seeks, directly or indirectly, to provide greater access to justice.
An example of a recent Corporate Social Responsibility initiative is the group’s contribution of funding to help launch the Civil Justice Research Institute at the University of California. The group is also contributing to the Institute’s growth by serving on its Advisory Board. This and other forms of support provided by the IMF Bentham group in the furtherance of the public good are described below.