Ashoka Partner With Nestle to Launch CHF 500,000 Prize for Creating Shared Value

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Nestlé and Ashoka have launched the Creating Shared Value Prize for 2018, with a prize package worth CHF 500,000, a pitch opportunity at the World Water Forum in Brazil in 2018, and a chance to be selected in the prestigious Ashoka Fellowship.
The Creating Shared Value Prize, launched in 2010, is a global search for leading innovations focused on creating shared value, high impact, and lasting change in communities. The Prize, relaunched in 2018 in partnership with Ashoka, aims to source, support and scale up leading innovation in the fields of water, nutrition and rural development.

“This union will foster powerful co-creation with social entrepreneurs, and deepen the social impact on the communities and beneficiaries they serve” Olivier Fruchaud, Director of Ashoka Switzerland

Innovative businesses and social enterprises are invited to apply by 31st October 2017 via or nominate top innovators by emailing The best 5 initiatives will be invited to attend the CSV Forum 2018, in Brazil, where the winner will be announced.
Do you know any innovators working in water, nutrition or rural development? 

  • Nominate them by emailing their info to
  • Share this opportunity with your network – use the tweets, tools and assets in this info kit > //
  • Enter the CSV Prize today, just head to //


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