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Specifically, the Board works to:

Ensure all activities and workstreams align with Nestlé’s positioning in society;

Assess and draw appropriate conclusions from societal developments affecting Nestlé; and

Further strengthen our credentials in Creating Shared Value, environmental sustainability

and compliance.

The Nestlé in Society Board currently comprises: Mark Schneider, Stefan Catsicas, Magdi Batato,

Peter Vogt, Eugenio Simioni, Christian Frutiger, Hilary Parsons, Thomas Buday, Patrice Bula.

Nomination and Sustainability Committee

In 2016, we created a newNomination and Sustainability Committee. This Committee prepares the

succession planning of the Board and periodically reviews other measures which ensure our

company’s sustainability and how its long-term strategy relates to our ability to create shared value.

The Nomination and Sustainability Committee currently comprises: Peter Brabeck-Letmathe,

Andreas Koopmann (chair), Steven G. Hoch, Ann M. Veneman.

External advisory groups

Beyond our inclusive governance structure, we also take a wider, more inclusive approach, with

advice from external advisory groups, as outlined below.

The Nestlé Creating Shared Value Council

Chaired by Janet Voûte, the Nestlé CSV Council comprises 13 external members, whose expertise

spans corporate social responsibility, strategy, sustainability, nutrition, water and rural development.

The group advises Nestlé management on implementing Creating Shared Value and assesses our

progress. Council members also participate in

Nestlé’s CSV Global Forum

and form the judging

panel for the

Nestlé CSV Prize


The external members of the council are:

Nancy Birdsall:

President of the Center for Global Development

Robert E. Black:

Chairman of the Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins University,

Bloomberg School of Public Health

John Elkington:

co-founder of SustainAbility

José Lopez:

Executive Vice President, Chief Operations Officer, at Nestlé SA

(retired September 2015)

Venkatesh Mannar:

former President of the Micronutrient Initiative (MI)

Ruth Khasaya Oniang’o:

formerly Professor of Food Science and Nutrition at Jomo Kenyatta

University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya and adjunct Professor of Nutrition at

Tufts University in the USA

Prabhu Pingali:

Professor and Director of the Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition initiative at

Cornell University and Full Professor in Applied Economics

Michael E. Porter:

Bishop William Lawrence University Professor at the Harvard Business School

Robert L. Thompson:

Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Policy at the University of Illinois in


Ajay Vashee:

President of the International Federation of Agricultural Producers (IFAP)

Ann M. Veneman:

Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) until 2010

Janet Voûte:

Chairperson of the Creating Shared Value Council and a member of the Board of

Bupa (the British United Provident Association) as well as Bamboo Finance

Alexander J.B. Zehnder:

Scientific Director of the Alberta Water Research Institute in

Edmonton, Canada, founder and director of Triple Z Ltd, Visiting Professor at NTU, and Professor

Emeritus of ETH Zurich

The Nestlé Nutrition Council

The Nestlé Nutrition Council, an independent advisory panel of leading international nutrition

scientists, meets twice a year to advise our senior management team on nutrition challenges and

their potential impact on our policies and strategy. It also challenges the reviews of our research

programmes, and organises the annual Nestlé International Nutrition Symposium. The Council is

chaired by Executive Vice President.


ead more about our governance

and advisory structure in our

Annual report


Corporate Governance Report .

Visit our website for biographical

profiles of the members of the

CSV Council

and the

Nestlé Nutrition Council .

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Nestlé in society – Creating Shared Value and meeting our commitments 2016