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We are excited to announce the semi-finalists for Nestlé’s
2018 Creating Shared Value Prize
From over 1000 entries,
56 applicants have now been shortlisted
. Working in countries across Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Europe and the
Middle East, they each seek to address a growing need for good nutrition,
safe water and economic opportunities.
Four (4) candidates out of those shortlisted, come from the Central and
West Africa Region specifically Ghana.
Scaling Farmerline’s 399 Services
aims at connecting farmers to financial services, information and
high-quality input, to increase their yield & income.
Improving Lives through the Moringa Tree
focuses on connecting the dots between the untapped values in moringa,
farmers growing it, and global consumer.
Ignitia Tropical Weather Forecasting
is helping to send highly accurate 48-hour forecasts to small-scale farmers
daily via SMS, allowing them to increase yield and reduce loss.
The three (3) projects above all fall under the Rural Development category.
, classified under the water category helps set entrepreneurial local women
in hard to reach villages up with a business that provides clean water at a
price all can afford.
The prize – established eight years ago – supports social entrepreneurs
tackling the world’s biggest issues in nutrition, water and rural
development. Winners receive crucial funding to scale up their initiatives
and make a lasting impact on people’s lives.
For this year’s prize, Nestlé is partnering with Ashoka, the world’s leading network
of systems-changing social entrepreneurs. Together they are looking for the
next big social innovation that will create the most value and make the
most difference to today’s society.
Five finalists will be chosen to pitch their ideas at the 2018 Creating
Shared Value Forum in Brazil. The winner will be announced on 16 March and
receive prizes totaling CHF 500,000 to help develop their initiative.
Follow the pitches and winner announcement live on Facebook on 16 March.
For more information and to explore this year’s entries, visit
Join the conversation #CSVprize #SharedValue
The prize is also supported by the
open innovation platform.