The Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize

The Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize is awarded by the Nestlé CSV Council every two years. The competition helps scale up or replicate business-oriented initiatives that address challenges in nutrition, water or rural development. It’s open to social and private enterprises, as well as non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

About the CSV Prize

We established the CSV Prize to reward initiatives that reflect the spirit of Creating Shared Value. We look for innovative projects, programmes or businesses that have already been tested either as a pilot study or at a small scale; that demonstrate positive social and environmental impact; and that need support to become commercially viable.

We invest financial and technical resources in the winning initiatives, to help them expand and achieve financial sustainability. The winners share CHF 500 000 in prize money.

The 2016 winners

We received 450 entries for the CSV Prize in 2016, the fourth time we’ve made such an award. Applications were thoroughly screened by external and internal experts, and the CSV Council. The winner and runner-up were announced at the CSV Forum in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, in June 2016.

Find out more about these organisations and the previous winners and runners-up of the CSV Prize.

Apply for the 2018 CSV Prize

The application process for the 2018 Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize will open on 29 August 2017 when, once again, we will invite applications from innovative businesses and social enterprises in the areas of nutrition, water and rural development.

We have refreshed the application and screening processes for the 2018 CSV Prize. There is now a two-stage application process, with a simplified entry form available in several languages, and a faster screening process.

We will also place greater emphasis on the potential business viability of projects, and the best 10 programmes will all be invited to attend the next CSV Forum.

For more information, please see the Official Rules (pdf, 223 Kb) and the Frequently Asked Questions (pdf, 160 Kb).

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