By Nicole Etchart, CEO and Co-Founder, NESsT
Basically the focus was precisely on what NESsT does: building impact enterprises from the ground up and focusing on building a friendly eco-system in the countries where we work.There´s no doubt that policy is very important.
I provided the cases of some of some social enterprises in the NESsT portfolio, such as Incores, Reciduca, Kek Madár; all of which use government procurement policies to leverage market opportunities.
We also discussed how much government regulation we would want in an ideal situation, and whether having a sistema B legal form is needed or whether it´s better to work tackling a specific sector (ie. health, environment, etc.).
Given NESsT´s experience, I think that both can be valuable, since the smaller countries would of course benefit from a legal structure, but in the larger countries, an industry or sector approach might be more valuable and have more impact.