What is it and how to participate?

   

We created the Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize (Nestlé CSV Prize) to help business-oriented initiatives that address challenges in nutrition, water, or rural development, to scale-up or be replicated.

Through the prize, we reward initiatives that reflect the spirit of Creating Shared Value, an approach any organisation can take to create economic returns by developing solutions to societal problems.

We look for innovative projects, programmes or businesses that have already been tested on a pilot or small scale, have demonstrated high social and environmental impact, and need support to become commercially viable.

We invest financial and technical resources in the winning initiatives, with the objective of helping them be brought to scale and to achieve financial sustainability. The winners share a total of CHF 500,000 in prize monies (approx. USD 540,000).

The Nestlé CSV Prize is awarded every two years and is open to non-governmental organisations, social and private enterprises.

More information is available in the Official Rules (pdf, 76 Kb) and in the Frequently Asked Questions (pdf, 178 Kb).

Any questions? Contact us at CSVPrize@nestle.com.

2014 Prize

The nomination period for the 2014 Nestlé CSV Prize is now closed.

We received 757 applications from 93 countries. We will announce the Prize Laureate in October 2014 at our annual Creating Shared Value Forum.

2016 Prize

Nomination period: 9 October 2014 - 28 February 2015
Review of applications: March 2015 - September 2015
Announcement of the Nestlé Prize Laureate: 2016