In one of the most successful venture capital investments of all time, Naspers bought a 46.5% stake in Chinese tech giant Tencent when it was still a start-up in 2001. That $32 million investment was worth $175 billion in 2018.
This company received a score of 24.3/100 in the Newsweek Green Rankings 2016, which ranks the world's largest publicly traded companies on eight indicators covering energy, greenhouse gases, water, waste, fines and penalties, linking executive pay to sustainability targets, board-level committee oversight of environmental issues and third-party audits. Ranking methodology by Corporate Knights and HIP Investor.
Source: Newsweek (2016)
This company received an S&P Global ESG Score of 12/100 in the Retailing category of the 2019 SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment, an annual evaluation of companies' sustainability practices. The rankings are based on an analysis of corporate economic, environmental and social performance, assessing issues such as corporate governance, risk management, environmental reporting, climate strategy, human rights and labour practices.
Source: S&P Global (2019)
In 2018 Naspers subsidiary Media24 entered into a settlement with the South African Competition Commission and will pay an administrative penalty of R13.8-million (US$857,000) for participating in price fixing and fixing of trading conditions.
Source: Fortune (2018)
|Revenue||$US19 billion in 2019|
|Subsidiaries||Tencent Holdings Ltd (31% owned)
- Supercell Oy (51% owned)
- Epic Games Inc (40% owned)
|Address||Cape Town, South Africa|
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