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Helping African farmers keep their businesses afloat.

Shifting exchange rates can make life particularly tough for African farmers. So Heineken, which sells well over $1 billion worth of beer in Africa annually, did a lot of good in 2015 by sourcing 49% of its raw materials locally. (It plans to boost that share to 60% by 2020.)

Working in public-private partnerships, where Heineken pairs with the Dutch government, nonprofits, and international organizations, the brewer buys local grains like sorghum and malt barley, in programs that involve about 120,000 farmers in countries including Ethiopia, Rwanda, and South Africa.

Company Information

* Heineken Holding N.V. a Global 500 company, owns 50.005% of Heineken N.V. shares. Jean-François van Boxmeer is CEO of Heineken NV. Heineken NV had profits of $2,100 million in the last fiscal year and $51,610 million in market value.
Impact Segment
Economic Opportunity/Financial Inclusion
Jean-Francois van Boxmeer
Company Type
Revenues ($M) (Last Fiscal Year)$23,208
Profits ($M) (Last Fiscal Year)$1,062
Market Value ($M)$23,613