Organizing Events

NESsT has been at the forefront of social enterprise development, promoting social enterprise to different audiences worldwide through organizing a variety of events.

Social Enterprise Day

SEDNESsT convenes Social Enterprise Day annually in Central & Eastern Europe and Latin America to highlight and institutionalize the importance of social enterprise. These events bring together leaders from social enterprise, government, philanthropy, business, university and the non-profit sectors to celebrate and to create an enabling environment for social enterprise. The events are also launching pads for best practices in social enterprise including changes needed and infrastructure/ecosystem support to be developed to foster social enterprise.

Upcoming Social Enterprise Days

Lima, Peru (2016)
Bucharest, Romania (2016)

Past Social Enterprise Days

Zabrze, Poland(May 26, 2015)Budapest, Hungary
(October 3, 2014)Santiago, Chile
(December 17, 2013)
Bucharest, Romania
(December 12, 2013)Budapest, Hungary
(June 14, 2013)Bucharest, Romania
(November 7, 2012)
Budapest, Hungary
(June 8, 2012)Santiago, Chile
(June 1-3, 2011)Budapest, Hungary
(June 3, 2011)

2012 Social Enterprise World Forum

SEWFIn October 2012, 850 delegates from 33 countries participated in the 2012 Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF2012), hosted by NESsT in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  The Social Enterprise World Forum is the premiere global event focused exclusively on social enterprise. Click here to view/download the PDF version of the SEWF2012 proceedings; and view a short video and hundreds of photos from SEWF2012 from BemTV, our social enterprise partner.