Creating Shared Value Forum 2018

Creating Shared Value Forum 2018 

Water as a driver for the Sustainable Development Goals

16 March 2018, Brasilia, Brazil

Nestlé’s Creating Shared Value Forum 2018 brought together leading global thinkers exploring areas including:

  • Developing economic opportunities for young people: connections between water and job creation
  • Creating shared solutions to water, food security and childhood nutrition
  • Caring for water, the value of water stewardship

Full programme and list of speakers

    • Keynote: Paul Bulcke, Chairman, Nestlé S.A.
    • Keynote: Luis Alberto Moreno, President, IADB
    • Conversation with Paul Bulcke & Luis Alberto Moreno, moderated by Mark R. Kramer*

    *Co-Founder & Managing Director, FSG; Visiting Lecturer Harvard Business School Senior Fellow, Corporate Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

  • Moderator: Rob Cameron, Chief Executive, SustainAbility


    • Mark Schneider, CEO, Nestlé S.A.
    • Claudia Sadoff, Director General, International Water Management Institute
    • Pio Wennubst, Vice-Director General, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
    • Stefania Avanzini, Co-Director, Ashoka Switzerland
    • Raquel Rosenberg, Co-founder, Engajamundo
  • Moderator: Patricia Campos Mello


    • Laurent Freixe, Chief Executive Officer of Zone Americas, Nestlé S.A.
    • Ann Veneman, Former Executive Director, UNICEF; Former Secretary, United States Department of Agriculture
    • Jan Lundquist, Senior Scientific Advisor, Stockholm International Water Institute
    • Guangzhe Chen, Senior Director, Water Global Practice, World Bank Group
  • Moderator: Georg Kell, Chairman, Arabesque - Founding Director, UN Global Compact


    • Gete Zeleke, Director General, Water and Land Resource Centre (WLRC), Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
    • Walter Cotte, Americas Regional Director, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
    • Rodrigo Calderón Correa, Director of the Intelligent Water Management-Manos al Agua, Colombian Coffee Growers Federation
    • Alexander Zehnder, Chairman, TripleZ
  • Moderator:Patricia Campos Mello

    • Introduction: Mark Schneider, CEO, Nestlé S.A.
    • Elevator pitches by six finalists
    • Award ceremony & congratulations
  • Paul Bulcke, Chairman, Nestlé S.A.
    Luis Alberto Moreno, President, IADB

Creating Shared Value Prize 2018


From over 1000 entries, six finalists were chosen for Nestlé’s 2018 Creating Shared Value Prize.

Their outstanding social innovations each address a growing need for good nutrition, safe water or enhanced rural development, supporting Nestlé’s purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future.

Find out more about our six finalists

'Mumm' from Egypt and 'Fishers and Changemakers' from the Philippines were announced the joint winners. The two social entrepreneurs have won CHF 150'000 each for their outstanding work in nutrition and rural development.

Find out more about the 2018 winners.

Creating Shared Value Global Forum 2016

On 21 June 2016, we held our Creating Shared Value Global Forum in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.

Entitled 'Investing in Sustainable Development in Africa', the forum brought together business, civil society and government leaders from Africa and beyond to discuss a range of key topics affecting the African continent.

Find out more about the 2016 CSV Forum