Nestlé Prize in Creating Shared Value

Do you run an innovative programme, an inclusive business or a social enterprise in the area of nutrition, water, or rural development?

Get the chance to scale up your impact by nominating your initiative for the Nestlé Prize in Creating Shared Value.

The Prize helps innovative, commercially viable, and high impact initiatives achieve social scale and financial sustainability. The Laureate receives an investment of up to CHF 500 000 (approx. USD 530 000) to scale up or replicate the winning project.

The call for entries for the 2014 Nestlé Prize in Creating Shared Value is now open. Nominate innovative programmes, inclusive business models or social enterprises until 31st March 2013.

Specific fields of activity may include:

  • Nutrition – Improving access to food and nutrition; food fortification and technology; nutrition education programmes; innovations in health care; etc.
  • Water – Improving access to clean water; protection and conservation of water resources; wastewater management; water, sanitation and hygiene; etc.
  • Rural development – Developing local agricultural value chains and integrating smallholder farmers in the supply chain; sustainable agriculture; agricultural extension services, etc.


The Nestlé Prize in Creating Shared Value is awarded every other year. The winner is selected by the Nestlé Creating Shared Value Advisory Board and is presented with the award at our Creating Shared Value Forum.

More information is available in the Official Rules (pdf, 107 Kb) and in the Frequently Asked Questions (pdf, 155 Kb) . You can also contact us at [email protected].

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