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Nestlé Prize in Creating Shared Value

We are looking to support innovative programmes, social business models or social enterprises in nutrition, water, or rural development.

The Nestlé CSV Prize helps innovative, commercially viable, and high impact initiatives achieve social impact and financial sustainability. The Laureate receives an investment of up to CHF 500 000 (approx. USD 530 000) to scale up or replicate the winning project.

Specific fields of activity may include:

  • Nutrition - Improving access to food and nutrition; food security; reducing malnutrition; fighting micronutrient deficiencies; food fortification; food technology; nutrition education programmes; innovations in health care; nutrition and health research; etc.
  • Water - Improving access to clean drinking water; reducing water shortages; protection of water resources; water management and conservation; water sustainability; wastewater treatment and management; water, sanitation and hygiene; improving water use in agriculture (e.g. irrigation); etc.
  • Rural development - Development of local agriculture integrating smallholder farmers in the supply chain; sustainable agriculture; sustainable farming; agricultural extension services; addressing climate change in agriculture; women empowerment in agriculture; increasing opportunities for rural communities; ICT in agriculture; etc.

The Nestlé CSV Prize is awarded every other year. The winner is selected by the Nestlé Creating Shared Value Advisory Board and is presented with the award at our Creating Shared Value Forum.

Call for entries for the 2014 Nestlé Prize in Creating Shared Value is now closed.

For more information about the process, read the:

Any questions? Contact us at [email protected].

Find out more about the 2012 and 2010 Nestlé CSV Prize winners and Nestlé’s CSV initiatives in nutrition, water, and rural development.