Nestlé and Ashoka invite applications for the 2018 Mutual Benefit Award, the value of which reaches 500,000 Swiss francs.

The Mutual Benefit Award is aimed at social enterprises, commercial companies and non-profit organizations. Candidates have the opportunity to earn a 400,000 Swiss francs cash prize to develop their business, as well as the opportunity to compete at the World Water Forum in Brazil in 2018 and earn the recognized Ashoka scholarship.

This year, Nestlé is working with Ashoka, the world’s leading social business network, in an effort to identify the innovations that can be part of the solution to these problems.

“This association will host strong collaboration and creation among social enterprises and deepen the social impact on communities and their people,” said Olivier Fruchaud, Director of Ashoka Switzerland.

Innovative companies and social enterprises are invited to submit their application form by October 31, 2017 via or to propose innovation pioneers by sending an email to The 5 best initiatives will be invited to the CSV Forum 2018 in Brazil, where the winner will be announced.

More information can be found here.