Creating Shared Value Global Forum 2014

How can governments and civil society work with business to accelerate sustainable development? What could these partnerships look like?

On Thursday 9 October we discussed the changing role of business in society at the 'Creating Shared Value Forum', co-hosted with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

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Read the Summary of the CSV Global Forum 2014 (pdf, 695Kb)


CSV Forum: Changing role of business

09:30 CEST | Creating Shared Value: Changing role of business

Many people believe public-private partnerships are an effective way to tackle complex challenges. What could these partnerships look like?

Watch again  01:34:41

CSV Forum: Changing role of business

14:30 CEST | Sustainable agriculture and supply chains: How to meet twice the demand with finite resources by 2030?

There will be nine billion people on the planet by 2050. How will we feed them with fewer resources, not to mention fewer farmers?

Watch again  02:02:47

CSV Forum: Changing role of business

11:15 CEST | Nutrition and health: From individual wellbeing to a healthier society

How could more targeted nutrition provide answers to some of our biggest public health questions? Should effort be focused on prevention or cure?

Watch again  01:15:48

CSV Forum: Changing role of business

16:05 CEST | Water scarcity: Can we solve it?

Global demand for fresh water is set to rise by 50% by 2030. Are we taking this seriously enough, or is the world sleep-walking into a crisis?

Watch again  01:41:46

Full programme and list of speakers

  • Peter Brabeck-Letmathe (Chairman, Nestlé)
    James Zhan (Director, Investment and Enterprise Division, UNCTAD)

  • Paul Bulcke (CEO, Nestlé)
    Mark R. Kramer (Senior Fellow, CSR Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School of Government)
    Rolf Soiron (Chairman, Lonza)
    Dominique V. Turpin (President, IMD)
    Arancha González (Executive Director, ITC)
    Moderator: Maria Livanos Cattaui (Former Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce and former Managing Director of the World Economic Forum)

  • Stefan Catsicas (Chief Technology Officer, Head of Innovation, Technology, Research and Development, Nestlé)
    Robert E. Black (Chairman of the Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health)
    Lisa Guillermin Gable (President, Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation)
    Prabhu Pingali (Professor and Directory, Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative)
    Zulfiqar A. Bhutta (Chair, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto; Founding Director, Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health, the Aga Khan University)
    Moderator: Maria Livanos Cattaui

  • Puvan J. Selvanathan (Head of Food and Agriculture, UN Global Compact)
    Ruth Oniang’o (Professor in Agriculture; Founder & Executive Director, Rural Outreach Programme, Kenya)
    José Lopez (Executive Vice President, Operations, Nestlé)
    John Elkington (Co-founder and Executive Chairman, Volans)
    Moderator: Maria Livanos Cattaui

  • Peter Brabeck-Letmathe (Chairman, Nestlé)
    Alexander Zehnder (Chairman, Triple Z Ltd)
    Elhadj As Sy (Secretary General, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies)
    Margaret Catley-Carlson (Patron, Global Water Partnership)
    Moderator: Maria Livanos Cattaui

  • Mukhisa Kituyi (Secretary-General, UNCTAD)
    Paul Bulcke (CEO, Nestlé)

Download the full programme and list of speakers (pdf, 1Mb)