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Creating Shared Value Global Forum 2013

CSV Forum 

On Monday 28 October, Nestlé, in collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank, co-hosted the 5th Creating Shared Value Forum. The theme of the event was Creating Shared Value: The changing role of business in development.

Over 20 leading international and Latin American experts from government, academia, civil society and business gathered in Cartagena, Colombia, where they took part in discussions about how to accelerate sustainable development.

The topics included the challenges of over- and under-nutrition across the Americas and the connection between water, the environment and food security.

Some 300 invited guests from Latin America and beyond attended.

Watch the video highlights (00:07:01)

Webcast programme


Creating Shared Value: the changing role of business in development
Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Chairman, Nestlé S.A
Michael Porter, Professor, Harvard Business School
Samuel Azout, Former Director, National Agency for Extreme Poverty (ANSPE)
Juan Carlos Garavito, Managing Director of the National Productivity Transformation Program, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Colombia

Challenges in Over- and Under-nutrition across the Americas
Ann Veneman, former Executive Director, UNICEF
Robert E. Black Chairman of the Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Maria Emma Mejia, Chairman of the Board, Pies Descalzos Foundation
Fernando Ruiz Gomez, Vice Minister of Health, Colombia
Paul Bulcke, CEO, Nestlé S.A.

Water, environment, food security
Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Chairman, Nestlé S.A.
Prof. Asit Biswas, President, Third World Centre for Water Management
Margaret Catley-Carlson, Patron, the Global Water Partnership
J. Carl Ganter, Director and co-founder, Circle of Blue

Rural Development
Robert L. Thompson, Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Policy, University of Illinois
Martin Burt, Founder and CEO, Foundation Paraguaya (CSV prize winner)
Carlos Mario Giraldo Moreno, President, Grupo Éxito
Luis Ruben Zavaleta Remy, Vice Minister of Agriculture, Peru

What next for business and society?
Paul Bulcke, CEO, Nestlé S.A.
Hans Schulz, Acting Vice President for the Private Sector and Non-Sovereign Guaranteed Operations, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Rafael Stand, President, International Centre of Social Responsibility and Sustainability
Rafael Santos Calderón, Dean, Universidad Central
Michael Porter, Professor, Harvard Business School

Luis Alberto Moreno, President, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)