Flew to Brasilia for the latest Nestlé Creating Shared Value Forum, themed this time around water. My last meeting, alongside six others – including Michael Porter. Nine years. What a ride it has been. Some extraordinary people on the CSV Council, a number of whom I would now count as friends.
Mumm from Egypt and Fishers and Changemakers from the Philippines were the joint winners of the 2018 Creating Shared Value Prize. The two social entrepreneurs won CHF 150’000 each for their outstanding work in nutrition and rural development. More details here.
Then flew back to São Paulo for a fascinating meeting with the chairman of Fibria, José Luciano Penido. Maybe 15 years since I visited Aracruz eucalyptus plantations that later became part of Fibria. And now, a day before my visit this time, Fibria itself has been merged with its competitor Suzano, to the surprise of at least some of those I was meeting.
Spent the Sunday holed up in a hotel, working on the new book.