NESsT develops sustainable social enterprises that solve critical social problems in emerging market economies. Since 1997, NESsT has developed systainable social enterprises from planning to scaling. We use a multifaceted approach that includes financial investments, capacity support, and social capital.
Impact AreasLabor Inclusion Enterprises targeting groups excluded from the labor market by employing them or providing them with training and placement services. Target populations include at-risk youth, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, and others excluded from the labor market.
Sustainable Income Enterprises operating through cooperatives or producer associations to increase the income of their members. Target populations include artisans, small-scale farmers, and micro-entrepreneurs.
Affordable Technologies Enterprises commercializing affordable technologies focused on renewable energy, water, sanitation, and sustainable agriculture; to improve low-income and marginalized communities’ income and quality of life. Target populations include communities without access to basic services or to innovations to meet their basic needs.
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