To honor Anna, NESsT is establishing the Anna Horvath Women’s Social Entrepreneurship Award, an annual award that will be given to a social entrepreneur for their work to advance women. Through this award, the legacy of Anna’s tireless commitment to the empowerment of women will live on.
NESsT will lend to small enterprises reaching the most marginalized communities while rigorously tracking employment outcomes. NESsT targets investments in 80 enterprises generating employment for 30,000 vulnerable individuals, with loans averaging $200,000 in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Peru.
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.
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.
I’ve been here long enough to see how things have changed. Now I’m interested in teaching the new generation of fishermen that we can all become conservationists because, at the end of the day, we depend on the sea to survive.
DALBA’s motto is “Beer, which means more." It is a social brewery of high-quality craft beers in Puck, Poland that employs people with intellectual disabilities. The first in Poland and sixth in the world of its kind.
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.
The digital economy can democratize access to employment. People are able to work from anywhere, spend fewer hours completing the same tasks, and access new skills rapidly. We need to ensure people from all backgrounds can tap into this opportunity.