SAP & SEWF partnership


As a global business software provider, SAP agrees that working with social enterprises is mutually beneficial – and is doubling down on its commitment to the sector. The company participated in SEWF as the organization’s first global partner.

For many years, SAP has supported social enterprises primarily through its social sabbatical program, that matches SAP employees with social enterprises, NGOs and non-profits where employees use their expertise to help organizations address strategic challenges.

The three-year partnership will help drive growth in the social enterprise sector and in 2019 included a new massive open online course (MOOC), designed by SAP and SEWF members to teach participants how social enterprises can enhance corporate supply chains. Access this free course today, where you’ll hear from representatives of both social enterprises and companies who are involved in corporate social partnerships and learn about the benefits for everyone involved.

According to Gerry Higgins, founder and director of SEWF:

“For the first time in our 10-year history, Social Enterprise World Forum will have a global partner, allowing us to add vital capacity to our work of building a global social enterprise movement. Working with SAP will extend our reach and impact as we collaborate with partners on every continent to reduce inequality. Our first decade was about building the foundations for a global social enterprise movement, there is now a demand for knowledge, information, and leadership that will drive our strategy for the next decade.”

Commenting on the partnership, Adaire Fox-Martin, member of the Executive Board of SAP SE, Global Customer Operations, said:

“Social enterprise is booming and there are powerful opportunities for commercial organizations and social enterprises to inspire each other and collaborate. Together, we can maximize positive social impact and address some of the world’s biggest problems. We are proud and privileged to support the SEWF and provide more social enterprises with access to the technology, talent, and markets they need to be successful.”

Find out more about our partnership with SAP