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Creating Shared Value Forum 2011

Nutrition, Water and Rural Development 2030: the Changing Role of Business

On May 19, 2011, we hosted our third Creating Shared Value Forum in Washington, D.C. in the United States, in partnership with the Atlantic Council.

The Forum provided a platform for global business leaders and top government officials to offer fresh thinking on how businesses and governments can work together to close the gap between commercial needs and development goals.

Panel discussions explored the opportunities, obstacles, and future directions in nutrition, water and rural development in Latin America and Africa. Furthermore, another panel session outlined a way forward for businesses, governments and development up to 2030.

Our Chairman, Peter Brabeck-Letmathe (above), emphasised the role of business in a changing global context, and said: “Development flourishes when companies act in a socially responsible way. Making your products responsible, respecting the environment and improving peoples’ lives delivers growth and development."

CSV Forum in the news

Ahead of the Forum, Mr Brabeck-Letmathe spoke to Fox News and CNBC in the United States about Nestlé and Creating Shared Value.

Forum highlights

A selection of video highlights from the Forum are available to watch here.

The five Forum sessions can also be downloaded in full as individual audio podcasts or video podcasts from our media library.

Event Programme

9:00-9:05 | Welcome and description of the Forum.

9:05-9:45 | Creating Shared Value: The Role of Business in a Changing Global Context
Download session one transcript (pdf, 201 Kb)

  • Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Chairman, Nestlé S.A.
  • Frederick Kempe, President and CEO, Atlantic Council

9.45-11.45 | Panel Discussion: Creating Shared Value in Latin America: Opportunities, Obstacles, and Future Directions in Nutrition, Water, Rural Development
Download session two transcript (pdf, 353 Kb)

  • Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Chairman, Nestlé S.A.
  • Carlos Fernández Gonzáles, CEO, Grupo Modelo
  • Julio Frenk, Dean, Harvard School of Public Health, Former Minister of Health (Mexico)
  • Luis Alberto Moreno, President, Inter American Development Bank (IADB)
  • Ernesto Zedillo, Former President, Mexico and Director, Center for Globalization, Yale University
  • Moderator: Maria Cattaui

13:00-14:45 | Creating Shared Value and the Case of Africa: Opportunities, Obstacles, and Future Directions in Nutrition, Water, Rural Development
Download session three transcript (pdf, 341 Kb)

  • Paul Bulcke, CEO, Nestlé S.A.
  • Ruth Oniang'o, Professor of Food Science and Nutrition at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
  • Clive Tasker, CEO, Standard Bank Africa
  • Ajay Vashee, President, International Federation of Agricultural Producers (IFAP)
  • Moderator: Maria Cattaui

14:45-16:30 | Looking to 2030: The Way Forward for Business, Government, and Development
Download session four transcript (pdf, 324 Kb)

  • Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Nestlé S.A.
  • Michael Porter, Professor, Harvard Business School
  • Lars Thunell, CEO, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • Ann Veneman, Former Executive Director, UNICEF; Former US Secretary of Agriculture
  • Julie Howard, Deputy Coordinator for Development USAID; Director, Feed the Future
  • Moderator: Maria Cattaui

16:30 | General Conclusions and Lessons learned
Download session five transcript (pdf, 145 Kb)

  • Paul Bulcke, Nestlé S.A, CEO
  • Chuck Hagel, Former US Senator; Chairman, Atlantic Council