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.
In 2022, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change risk. Responding companies are scored across four key areas: disclosure; awareness; management; and leadership. This company received a CDP Climate Change Score of B.
Source: CDP (2022)
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)
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 47/100 in the Retailing category of the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment, an annual evaluation of companies' sustainability practices (last updated 23 Sep 2022). 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 (2022)
|Revenue||19 billion USD (2019)|
|Subsidiaries||Tencent Holdings Ltd (31% owned)
Tencent is mindbogglingly huge, being one the world's largest companies in each and all of the following areas: video games, technology, social media, venture capital and investment.
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|Address||Cape Town, South Africa|
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