2016 Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize for Business-Oriented Initiatives on Nutrition, Water, or Rural Development, (USD 540,000)

Nomination Deadline: 28 February 2015

The Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize to help business-oriented initiatives that address challenges in nutrition, water, or rural development, to scale-up or be replicated.

Through the prize, we reward initiatives that reflect the spirit of Creating Shared Value, an approach any organisation can take to create economic returns by developing solutions to societal problems.



  • Innovative projects, programmes or businesses that have already been tested as a pilot or small scale, have demonstrated high social and environmental impact, and need support to become commercially viable.


Nestle CSV Prize invest financial and technical resources in the winning initiatives, with the objective of helping them be brought to scale and to achieve financial sustainability.

The winners share a total of CHF 500,000 in prize monies (approx. USD 540,000).


  • Nomination period: 15 October 2014 – 28 February 2015
  • Review of applications: March 2015 – September 2015
  • Announcement of the Nestlé Prize Laureate: 2016

Application Process:

If you require a nomination form please send your email address and the name of your organisation to [email protected] and a form would be sent to you ASAP.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Nestle Creating Shared Value Prize


  1. […] The Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize is awarded by the Nestlé CSV Council every two years. The competition helps scale up or replicate business-oriented initiatives that address challenges in nutrition, water or rural development. It’s open to social and private enterprises, as well as non-governmental organisations (NGOs). […]


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