As a global business software provider, SAP believes working with social enterprises is mutually beneficial; SAP is doubling down on its commitment to the sector. The company partnered with SEWF as the organisation’s first global partner. The three-year partnership is driving growth in the social enterprise sector.
For many years, SAP has supported social enterprises primarily through the SAP Social Sabbatical programmme. The programme matches SAP employees with social enterprises, NGOs, and non-profits allowing employees to use their expertise to help organizations address strategic challenges during an intensive three-week period.
In 2019, SAP and members of the SEWF network collaborated to design a new massive open online course (MOOC) to teach participants how social enterprises can enhance corporate supply chains. You can 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.