Meet the Semi Finalists - announcing the 56 initatives shortlisted for this years' CSV Prize

Meet the Semi Finalists - announcing the 56 initatives shortlisted for this years' CSV Prize

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We are excited to announce the semi-finalists for the 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. All applicants have received detailed feedback from both their peer of fellow innovators, and a cohort of screeners form the Ashoka and Nestle global communities. 

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. This year, Nestle and Ashoka joined forces to find the next big social innovation that will create the most value and make the most difference to today’s society, offering financial and strategic support to help take initiatives to the next level.  

Five finalists will be chosen to attend an Ashoka-led Impact Boot camp, and 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 the Ashoka Facebook page on 16 March.

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