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Enterprising Solutions in Low-Income Communities NESsT: Annual Report 2013–2014

• NESsT held 8 competitions in six emerging market countries: Brazil, Chile, Hungary, Peru, Poland, and Romania. • NESsT received more than 1,025 applications from new and existing entrepreneurs, organizations, and small businesses. • After a rigorous selection process, we awarded 22 social enterprises a total of $200,000 in prize awards to launch their operations and enter our portfolio.

Mini-granty w Konkursie NESsT i J.P. Morgan rozdane!

W ramach trwającej właśnie edycji Konkursu dla Przedsiębiorstw Społecznych NESsT po raz pierwszy organizacjom przyznane zostało wsparcie finansowe na dalszą pracę na przygotowaniem biznes planu przedsięwzięcia. Do wybranych uczestników trafiły środki w postaci mini-grantów o łącznej wartości 12 000 USD.

Seis organizações serão apoiadas no Concurso de Negócios Sociais LGBT

Durante o mês de julho, a NESsT Brasil fez a seleção do novo grupo de organizações do Portfólio de Planejamento. Em parceria com a Arcus Foundation e Rutgers Presbyterian Church, seis instituições e empreendedores sociais LGBT receberão apoio entre agosto e novembro para o lançamento e/ou expansão de seus negócios sociais. Agradecemos a todos os parceiros e apoiadores que colaboraram para o imenso sucesso na adesão da comunidade LGBT nessa competição! Confira abaixo as organizações selecionadas: ABC [...] More ›

Engaged philanthropy – a lot more than just grants

Engaged philanthropy (or “venture philanthropy”) proposes a hybrid approach to charity. It combines the principles used in the non-profit sector, of business financing via grants, with those typically used in the for-profit sector, meaning investment and “venture capital.”

NESsT Brazil launches a partnership with FEA-USP and the Blackstone Charitable Foundation to bring social business as a discipline for undergraduate students at the University of São Paulo

In June 2014, NESsT Brazil began a partnership with the Faculty of Economics, Administration and Accounting at University of São Paulo (FEA-USP) to together develop a discipline on social business. The social business sector has advanced greatly in the last two years in Brazil, after the completion of the Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF), hosted by NESsT Global in October 2012. At that time, this new industry was just beginning. Today, the sector is growing [...] More ›