Nestlé Zimbabwe and The Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries host the inaugural Creating Shared Value Forum

To Press Releases listApr 8, 2014

Nestlé Zimbabwe in collaboration with the Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) will host a “Creating Shared Value” Forum on Wednesday 14 May, 2014 at the Wild GeeseLodgein Harare.

The Creating Shared Value Forum, whose theme is “The Changing Role of Business in Society”, is a first of its kind in Zimbabwewhere Business, Government, Academic Institutions and Civil Society, will come together to explore avenues of engaging in a win-win collaboration.

Kumbirayi Katsande, Nestlé Zimbabwe’s Managing Director said“We live in a new global reality, and tackling the food crisis, the water crisis, and malnutrition have become key priorities for many countries. Zimbabwe is not immune to these issues and the time has come for all stakeholders, including business, to adopt a collaborative approach for the benefit of our future generations”.

The Creating Shared Value concept is a business approach that focuses on exploring the connection between societal and economic progress,enhancing the competitiveness of a company while simultaneously advancing the economic and social conditions in society.

The Forum will focus on three areas where business can play a significant role in transforming the economic and social conditions of the communities it operates in.The areas to be focused on are:

• Nutrition • Rural Development • Water

Each focus area will be led by panelists comprising of Zimbabwe’s foremost business executives, policy-makers, academics, Government representatives, service providers, community organisations, research and developmental organisations, stakeholders and politicians. More than a hundred delegates have been invited to attend the forum.

F. Munetsi
Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Manager

Harare, 8 April,2014