What is it and how to participate?


We created the Nestlé Creating Shared Value 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 as 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).

2014 Prize

We received 757 applications from 93 countries. The overall winner and two runners-up were announced at our annual Creating Shared Value Forum.

2016 Prize

Nomination period: 15 October 2014 - 28 February 2015
Review of applications: March 2015 - September 2015
Announcement of the Nestlé Prize Laureate: 2016

We are now accepting nominations for the 2016 Creating Shared Value Prize. If you require a nomination form please send your email address and the name of your organisation to CSVPrize@nestle.com and we will send you a form shortly.

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