About Nesta

Nesta is an innovation foundation. For us, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality and changing lives for the better. We use our expertise, skills and funding in areas where there are big challenges facing society.

Much needed social change has been driven time and again by people coming together in social movements, to fight for their rights, solve problems and shift how people think.

We define a health social movement as a people-powered effort to promote or resist change in the experience of health or the systems which shape it. We believe there is untapped potential to combine the energy and dynamism of social movements with the need for radical institutional change.

Our work with social movements is helping us learn how to effectively support people powered change in health services.

Explore the seven social movements we've collaborated with below.