This conglomerate with stakes in financial services and freight hauling is tackling South Africa’s youth unemployment rate (57%). In 2017, Bidvest spent $42 million on skills development programs, focusing on the motor industry, management, and executive training. Much of the help went to black communities, where joblessness is severe; nearly 400 students have found work so far.
|Impact Segment||Economic Opportunity/Financial Inclusion|
|CEO||Lindsay Peter Ralphs|
|Revenues ($M) (Last Fiscal Year)||$5,227|
|Profits ($M) (Last Fiscal Year)||$351|
|Market Value ($M)||$4,507|