By Nicole Etchart and Loic Comolli, Co-CEOs of NESsT After nearly 20 years of developing social enterprises, our work and our strategy have evolved to encompass so much more than what we ever had envisioned when NESsT started. At the time, there was philanthropy and there was business, but very few people had the guts to try to combine both. NESsT was founded to champion social enterprises and prove that the model works. [...] More ›
One of the greatest challenges cited by early-stage social entrepreneurs is the ability to find investors and secure financing to support their ventures. NESsT’s own research has highlighted how this gap in funding is limiting the potential of many social enterprises to grow and scale in emerging market countries. NESsT directly invests in and collaborates closely with the enterprises in its portfolio to prepare them to gain funding with co-investors, including coaching [...] More ›
Isabel Medem, CEO of X-Runner, a Peruvian waterless sanitation system used in the slums of Lima, is the first social entrepreneur to be interviewed by the Latin American Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (LAVCA) about the impact of its efforts on the local community. X-Runner has been a member of the NESsT portfolio in Peru since 2014. Read the full interview below (also posted here on the LAVCA website). LAVCA: Please [...] More ›
NESsT is excited to be a speaker at the 8th Annual Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF2015), which will be returning to Europe in the city of Milan from July 1-3, 2015. The central theme of the SEWF2015 is “Growing a New Economy.” The SEWF2015 will take place alongside the World Expo, and will bring together the most highly regarded voices in the field of social entrepreneurship, social enterprise and sustainable development, including Professor Muhummad Yunus, [...] More ›
Please loan $25 to help Inka Moss expand its business and give dignified income opportunities for people in the Andes of Peru.
NESsT and the Blackstone Charitable Foundation celebrate the successful Brazilian University Social Entrepreneurship Program
As the first year of NESsT Brazil´s University Social Entrepreneurship Program draws to a close, NESsT and its partners celebrate the outcomes.