NESsT, in partnership with the Danube Transnational Programme, SENSES, developed an online course to support entrepreneurs with running successful and sustainable social enterprises.
All employers want to find the most driven and hardworking people to join their companies. However, so many people with different abilities who could excel at their jobs continue to be excluded. Consolidar Diversidade is a social enterprise based in São Paulo that promotes the diversity, equity, and inclusion of people with different abilities into the labor market.
Claire Wilkinson has been newly appointed to the Board of NESsT UK. She’s walking the 184 miles of the Thames Path from the barrier east of Greenwich to the river’s source in Gloucestershire. While she walks, she’s going to consider social entrepreneurship and write a blog for us. She’s hoping to encourage donations to NESsT, to raise money for social enterprises generating dignified jobs for people most in need.
Latest post: 25 April 2019
On March 7th, investment professionals, philanthropists, strategists and changemakers came together at the Royal Academy of Arts to discuss how to grow the social entrepreneurship ecosystem. Why social entrepreneurship? It offers sustainable solutions to unemployment, environmental degradation, and poverty.
When we try to understand the workings of nature, its logic and, more than that, to see that we are part of this whole, the logic of business changes. It changes because it makes no sense to prioritize the economic side of business if it destroys the nature of which we are part, meaning injury to millions of human, animal and plant lives over the long-term.
Alexandre and Vinicius set out to launch an ecological delivery social enterprise. They quickly realized they didn’t have all the right skills to run a company. A good idea and passion aren’t enough to make a social enterprise successful; entrepreneurs need specialized skills and advisory to make their businesses a long-term success.
Entrepreneurs, how can you choose the mentoring that's right for your business? Mentors and portfolio managers, how can you tailor your support to best meet the needs of an evolving business? We'll discuss the different approaches mentors and advisors are using to support entrepreneurs and how to optimize their effectiveness.