Nesst

Investing in enterprises that empower communities to access quality jobs

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Fiji, Kiribati, Micronesia (Federated States of), Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Africa, Americas, Antarctica Region, Asia, Europe, Australia and New Zealand
Agribusiness, Business services, Clean technology and energy, Utilities, Construction and manufacturing, Creative, media and entertainment, Education, Financial services, Healthcare, ICT, Leisure and travel, Retail and wholesale, Consumer durables, Consumer non-durables, Transport and logistics, Water, sanitation and hygiene, Automotive, Clothing and textiles production, Computer hardware, Electronics, Food production, Furniture

A good job can change a life.

NESsT invests in social enterprises that generate dignified jobs for people most in need. We use an engaged approach providing tailored financing and one-on-one business development support to social entrepreneurs in emerging markets.


How NESsT Fights Poverty


Invest

We leverage donations and patient capital from supporters into investments in social enterprises that generate dignified jobs for people most in need.

Engage

We use an engaged approach providing tailored financing and one-on-one business development support to social entrepreneurs. We commit to these social enterprises for five to seven years, helping them through the tough transition of moving from startup to fully scale businesses.

Transform

Through their businesses, social entrepreneurs empower people in their communities with the hard and soft skills, technology, and ongoing support they need to improve their livelihoods and create dignified futures.


Why Social Enterprises?

We believe that locally-based social enterprises are uniquely qualified to transform low-income, excluded, and environmentally-vulnerable communities. These enterprises are on the ground, have the trust of the communities, and have created businesses aligned with their best interests.


Regions

  • Brazil & the Southern Cone
  • The Andes
  • Poland & the Baltics
  • Romania & the Balcans
  • Visegrad

 

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