NESsT has worked to support social enterprises in Brazil since 2007.

NESsT in Brazil

Despite ongoing growth, marginalized communities in Brazil are deprived of economic opportunity, fair and stable income and access to basic services. Social Enterprises install capacities that help these communities to overcome these barriers in the long-term.

NESsT Brazil has evaluated 175 social enterprise ideas. Through rigorous tailored capacity support, it has helped over 55 organizations and entrepreneurs to develop sustainable business plans and has provided them with startup and incubation support. Today it manages a portfolio of seven social enterprises that are growing their operations to increase their impact.

Portfolio in Brazil

NESsT started its activities in Brazil in 2007. Nowadays, our portfolio of social enterprises has organizations from different regions of the country.

Portfolio in Brazil

LGBT Competition


Applications closed for the Concurso de Negócios Sociais LGBT. The selected organizations will be announced shortly!

Winners announced

6 organizations were awarded as winners of the IV Concurso de Negócios Sociais NESsT Brasil and joined the Incubation Portfolio!


Brazil Supporters

Paul Capital Partners|www.paulcapital.comEmerging Markets Charity Benefit|www.emta.orgFolha de S.Paulo||www.idrc.caExplorador Capital Management LLC|www.explorador.netWarburg Pincus|www.warburgpincus.comArcus Foundation|www.arcusfoundation.orgAshmore Foundation|www.ashmoregroup.comActis|www.act.isPrivate Equity Shares|www.privateequityshares.orgBlackstone Charitable Foundation|www.blackstone.comRutgers Presbyterian Church|

Contact Us

NESsT Brasil
Rua Itápolis 1893, Pacaembú
São Paulo, SP