The focus of Project Everest’s current ventures is to work in developing areas, collaborating with local communities, in order to establish real social ventures aimed at solving complex issues.
We implement design thinking and innovative methodologies, pulled together from Stanford Design School and leading resources around the world. Our team believe it’s time we learned that social change comes when local communities are vested in the change themselves. To this end, involvement at the local community level is crucial to our process – they bring the culture and context, we bring the education and the execution.
When our social ventures run
Project Everest runs ventures multiple times, every year, taking students from Australia, Singapore and Europe abroad.
Our ventures currently work across:
Our projects runs continuously across January, February, May, June, July, August and December, with the aim to be running 10 months of the year. This allows for seamless changeover of social venture projects and strong execution of the social venture business model.
Our social venture projects all have business principles at their core, enabling sustainable implementation of developed solutions. Read about our currently focuses below:
Agriculture & Food Security
Change to nourish today’s 795 million hungry
The food and agriculture sector offers key solutions for development and is central for hunger and poverty eradication. FarmEd, incorporates weather, soil and market data with optimised agricultural practice to provide farmers with time and location specific farming advice. Project Everest hopes to complement this advice platform with data collected using drone technology.
Identifying health and nutrition issues across the globe
Conducting baseline assessments across numerous countries to understand a wide range of health issues and determine both successful and unsuccessful methods of combating this issues. Project Everest is also assessing the education and attitudes towards nutrition and the cost of a nutritionally comprehensive diet in the hope of making a varied and nutritious diet more affordable across the globe while ensuring local economic empowerment.
Social enterprises creating real and sustainable change
Project Everest’s current environmental sustainability ventures are focused on three core areas – alternative and sustainable energy, alternative domestic fuel sources and recyclable solutions. Environmental sustainable social enterprises means jobs, security, food production, increasing employment opportunities, increased incomes, safety and resilience.
Working together to create sustainable businesses
Project Everest aims to position itself as a provider of affordable finance due to a widespread lack of collateral and security on loans throughout rural and developing areas. Through business consultation and working alongside these groups of stakeholders in developing their businesses, Project Everest will be able to promote local food security, empowerment of minorities, and economic empowerment while remaining financially sustainable by generating a margin on the micro-loans issued.