Creating Shared Value Global Forum 2016

Investing in Sustainable Development in Africa

On 21 June 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.

CSV Global Forum 2016 highlights

Watch the replay of the webcast on YouTube as we engaged panelists and participants in discussions on how governments, civil society and the private sector can work together to accelerate sustainable development in Africa.

Full programme and list of speakers

  • Welcome: Peter Brabeck-Letmathe (Chairman, Nestlé SA)

    Opening Speech: Daniel Kablan Duncan (Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance, Republic of Côte d'Ivoire)

  • Keynote:  Kofi Annan (Chairman, Kofi Annan Foundation)

    Fatima Haram Acyl (Commissioner for Trade and Industry, African Union Commission)
    Paul Bulcke (CEO, Nestlé SA)
    Daniel Kablan Duncan (Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance, Republic of Côte d'Ivoire)
    Carlos Lopes (Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa)

    Moderator:  Frederick K. Swaniker (Founder-CEO, African Leadership University, Mauritius)

  • Panellists:
    Tola Atinmo (Professor of Human Nutrition, University of Ibadan, Nigeria)
    Robert E. Black (Professor and Director of the Institute for International Programs and Chair Emeritus of the Department of International Health, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA)
    Léonard Mashako Mamba (Former Minister of Health, Democratic Republic of Congo)
    Sababenedyo Alfred Traoré (Ex-Chairman-Chancellor, Director of the Research Center on Biological Sciences, Food and Nutrition, Ouagadougou University, Burkina Faso)

    Moderator: Ruth K. Oniang’o (Adjunct Professor of Nutrition, Tufts University, USA; Founder-CEO, Rural Outreach Program, Kenya)

  • Panellists:
    Mandivamba Rukuni (Professor, Executive Director, Barefoot Education for Africa Trust, Zimbabwe)
    Robert L. Thompson (Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Policy, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA)
    Massandjé Touré-Litsé (General Director, Coffee & Cocoa Council, Republic of Côte d’Ivoire)
    William Warshauer (President-CEO, TechnoServe, USA)

    Moderator:  Rob Cameron (Executive Director, SustainAbility, UK)

  • Panellists:
    Peter Brabeck-Letmathe (Chairman, Nestlé SA)
    Chris Ogbechie (Head of Strategy and Entrepreneurship Department, Lagos Business School - Pan Atlantic University, Nigeria)
    Michael E. Porter (University Professor, Harvard Business School, USA) Ann M. Veneman (Former Executive Director, UNICEF)

    :  Frederick K. Swaniker (Founder-CEO, African Leadership University, Mauritius)

  • Peter Brabeck-Letmathe (Chairman, Nestlé SA)

Download the full programme and list of speakers (pdf, 5Mb)

Creating Shared Value Prize 2016

The Nestlé CSV Prize 2016 winner is Argo-Hub from Cameroon

The winner of the Creating Shared Value Prize for 2016 is Agro-Hub from Cameroon. The organisation has successfully linked smallholder cassava farmers to markets.

Nestlé CEO Paul Bulcke presented the CHF 300,000 prize to Agro-Hub at the forum.

Read more about the 2016 Prize winner and runner-up.

Creating Shared Value in action

The following examples of Nestlé’s efforts in the areas of nutrition, water, rural development provide an interactive view of what the concept of shared value looks like in action.


CSV Forum 2016 photo gallery on Flickr

Find related images in our dedicated photo gallery on Flickr