Nestlé is looking for innovative programmes, inclusive business models or social enterprises in the area of water, nutrition or rural development
The Nestlé Prize in Creating Shared Value is awarded every other year to an innovative, commercially viable and high-impact initiative. The winning entry is given financial support to achieve social scale and financial sustainability.
The call for entries for the 2014 Nestlé Prize in Creating Shared Value is open until 31st March 2013.
Nestlé is looking for innovative programmes, inclusive business models or social enterprises in the area of water, nutrition or rural development.
The winner is selected by the Nestlé Creating Shared Value Advisory Board and benefits from an investment of up to CHF 500,000 (approx. £300,000) to scale up or replicate its initiative.
The Prize is open to individuals, not-for-profit organisations, governmental bodies, inter-governmental organisations, private and social enterprises, and academic institutions.
Specific fields of activity include, but are not limited to:
- Improving access to nutrition and increasing nutrition knowledge.
- Improving access to water and protecting water resources.
- Developing local agricultural value chain and integrating smallholder farmers in the supply chain.
In 2012, the Nestlé Prize in Creating Shared Value was awarded to Fundación Paraguaya de Cooperación y Desarrollo for their ‘self-sufficient agricultural school’ model. This model gives students a platform to develop the entrepreneurial and practical skills they need to lift themselves out of poverty. This is achieved by combining the teaching of traditional high school subjects with high-quality technical and business training.