Apr. 21, 2009 -- Nestlé is announcing three new company initiatives as it launches a two-day forum in partnership with the UN Partnership Office and the Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations.
The initiatives include an expanded nutrition education program for school age children around the world, new projects in the field of rural development in Africa, and a new prize awarded every other year to foster innovative approaches to solve problems of nutrition, water, and rural development.
These initiatives are an integral part of Nestlé's way of doing business, which is to create shared value both for shareholders and for society as a whole.
A press conference will take place on Monday, Apr. 27. Interested individuals may watch the forum online throughout the day on Tuesday Apr. 28.
Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Nestlé Chairman, and Paul Bulcke, Nestlé CEO, will discuss how these programs fit with the company's goals. They will also introduce Nestlé's new Creating Shared Value Advisory Board, an assembly of the world's leading experts in corporate strategy, water, nutrition, and rural development who will meet over the course of the two-day forum.