NESsT Consulting assists pioneering organizations push the boundaries for social impact through research and the development of new programs. We’re practitioners, and our action-based research contributes to advancing the field of social innovation and inspires clients to design and launch initiatives with growth potential.

Social enterprises for marginalized communities


NESsT was hired by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to research, promote, and support social enterprise in Kosovo. EBRD aims to support
the development of social enterprises targeting women, minorities, and the disabled. NESsT supported and incubated the social enterprises identified in the project’s research phase. As a result, a new local market showcasing the goods of women producers recently broke ground in Pristina.

Market-based solutions for early childhood development


The Fundação Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal (FMCSV) in Brazil contracted NESsT Consulting to research scalable social business solutions for early childhood development.
The research explores low-cost childcare, education, and health related business models that can deliver a variety of services to mothers and families in favelas and other marginalized communities.