Social Entrepreneur

The Right Capital at the Right Time Will Scale Social Enterprises in Europe

The Right Capital at the Right Time Will Scale Social Enterprises in Europe

Imagine where social entrepreneurs would be if they could rely on an ecosystem of private and public support that gives them the flexibility to innovate, the time to build market driven models, the opportunity to build sustainable jobs and income opportunities for the vulnerable.

Kiva Lenders Fund $50,000 in Loans to Suritex

Kiva Lenders Fund $50,000 in Loans to Suritex

Through the NESsT-Kiva partnership, Suritex has obtained a total of $50,000 of financing as credit that will allow the company to expand its operations and include more smallholders who can sell their alpaca fiber at a fair price. This was achieved over the course of two Kiva campaigns in September and December.

Social Entrepreneur Profile: Isabel Medem, CEO, X-Runner

Social Entrepreneur Profile: Isabel Medem, CEO, X-Runner

Isabel Medem, CEO of X-Runner, a Peruvian waterless sanitation system used in the slums of Lima, is the first social entrepreneur to be interviewed by the Latin American Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (LAVCA) about the impact of its efforts on the local community. X-Runner has been a member of the NESsT portfolio in Peru since 2014.

NESsT Shares Learnings from Mistakes in New EVPA Report

NESsT Shares Learnings from Mistakes in New EVPA Report

NESsT was recently involved in one of the first reports promoting intelligent failure within the venture philanthropy and social investment sector. Would you like to learn from our mistakes?If so, have a look at the recently published European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) report on failures, which we contributed our learnings to.