NESsT is a pioneer in a growing global movement supporting the development of social enterprise around the world.

NESsT is a member of the following associations dedicated to promoting and supporting social enterprises around the world:

European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA)
EVPA is a European membership association committed to supporting and promoting venture philanthropy.
Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)
NESsT is a member of ANDE, a global network of organizations that invest money and expertise to propel entrepreneurship in emerging markets.
Groupe d'experts de la Commission sur l'entrepreneuriat social
NESsT is a member of the EU's expert group on social enterprise, responsible for helping to develop best practices and policies for social enterprises in Europe.

Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA)
SEA is the leading membership organization in North America that is actively building the field of social enterprise.
Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF)
NESsT is a member of the international steering committee of the SEWF, the premiere global event focused exclusively on social enterprise. NESsT hosted SEWF2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Impact Investment Policy Collaborative
The IIPC helps identify and support policies that lead to more robust and effective capital markets with intentional social and environmental benefits.

Global Learning Exchange
The GLE was proposed in response to the need for an inclusive platform for cross-sector collaboration to further the networks and knowledge base on impact investing.
NESsT is a part of the Seforis team, which is developing multi-disciplinary research exploring the potential of social enterprises to increase inclusiveness in societies. The research is funded by the European Commission.