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.

Goal 8: By 2022, we will be actively using our platforms to raise the voices of minoritised and disadvantaged groups, and contributing to a wider movement for more equitable, diverse and inclusive practices.

Our starting point for change

Nesta’s convening power puts us in a unique position to shift the equity, diversity and inclusion of other innovation actors across the UK. Through our communications, events, podcasts and publications, we can elevate the profiles and ideas of people from minoritised backgrounds. As we learn more about what works in improving EDI, we will strive to accelerate the adoption of best practices by influencing others.

How we will address these issues

We will use our convening power and resources to raise awareness of EDI issues and create platforms for people from minoritised groups. We will review and adjust our own practices, from speaker selection to event logistics, to improve the inclusivity of Nesta events.

In order to learn more about EDI issues and share insights from our own work (see Goal 9), we may join an EDI coalition or consider building a focused coalition of organisations aligned in approach and purpose.

Measures of progress

  • Representation of speakers, panelists and audiences
  • Audience feedback