The Nestlé Prize in Creating Shared Value

The Nestlé Prize in Creating Shared Value


The Nestlé Prize in Creating Shared Value is awarded in alternate years to an individual, a non-government organisation (NGO) or a small business to reward an outstanding innovation or project in the area of water, nutrition or rural development.

 I.      Do you want to see your innovation or project scale up?

II.      Do you have a focus in Water, Nutrition or Rural Development?

III.      Do you have the ambition to see your project become financially sustainable?

The 2012 Nestlé CSV Prize nomination period is running from 11 February to 30 June 2011. The Nestlé CSV Prize commits to the Prize Laureate an investment of up to CHF 500 000 (approximately, USD 480000) for a specified period of time to assist in the development of the innovation and bring it to scale. This is what makes the Nestlé Prize unique: a financial commitment over a period of time to ensure long-term success.

The Nestlé Prize in Creating Shared Value is open to individuals, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) or small businesses that have developed projects demonstrating:

  • Innovation
  • Measurable results on a pilot or small-scale
  • Feasibility and applicability on a broader scale or in other communities
  • A viable business model
  • High promise of improving the lives of farmers and rural communities, delivering high nutritional value to populations suffering from nutritional deficits, or improving access to and management of water

Specific fields of achievement include, but are not limited to: agriculture, including extension services and use of new technologies; food science and technology; nutrition education programmes; water management; protection of water resources, etc.

The Nestlé Prize Laureate will be announced in May 2012 at the annual Nestlé Creating Shared Value Forum.

Entries must be submitted in English through the official nomination form available in Word format (doc, 93 Kb) or through online form.

Before completing the nomination form, please read the Nestlé Prize in Creating Shared Value Official Rules 2011-2012 (pdf, 125 Kb).

If you have further questions, read FAQs (pdf, 65 Kb)


For more info email to:


The NGO Funding Consultants


The Vegan Organization for Social Justice Worldwide

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