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.