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Digitization is crucial to reach the UN Global Goals

By Daniel Schmid, Chief Sustainability Officer, SAP SE Concern, hope, enthusiasm – this was the mixture of sentiments that I perceived during the World Economic Forum (WEF) Sustainable Development Impact Summit taking place in New York City on September 18 and 19. Over 700 leaders from over 70 countries took …

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Downsizing: A radical solution to save planet Earth?

Alexander Payne’s social satire Downsizing, premiering September 11 at Toronto International Film Festival as part of Our Digital Future film series presented by SAP, will have you questioning your role in our crowded and unsustainable future. Right now, that future feels closer than ever. With Hurricane Harvey battering Texas on …

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Innovating for a better future

Social entrepreneurship with SAP! How can technology empower communities and bring social good in areas such as entrepreneurship, sustainability, education and public services? That was the challenge proposed during the SAP InnoMarathon, an initiative at SAP Labs Latin America that is bringing together 18 different Social Startups that solve daily …

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‘My Way of Giving Something Back’

How an SAP delivery manager has used mangoes to help thousands of children in Burkina Faso get an education – and why they’re not the only ones learning from the experience Rimwaya Gustave Sawadogo – Gustave to his friends and colleagues – is no stranger to being in the news …

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Curitiba Cohorts Part 2: Meeting the Students at ELO

Yesterday was the first full day for Pannie, Markus, and I on our assignment at ELO (http://www.site.eloapoio.org.br/) and our aim was to get a more comprehensive understanding of the set-up and processes taking place there. In order to understand the complete “student lifecycle”, we were invited in the morning to …

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Curitiba Cohorts Part 1: Kick-Off and Introductions

Yesterday was the first day of real business for the Curitiba Cohorts. We attended a kick-off event organized by Pyxera where the organizations that we would be supporting within the scope of our SAP Social Sabbatical assignment had the chance to introduce themselves, their mission, objectives and values. Afterwards, we, …

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The Curitiba Countdown has started…

Earlier this morning I arrived at my office, switched on my laptop, opened the window, and checked the view as I probably do most mornings, and then it hit me…it’s going to be a while before I am back in this familiar environment doing the same again. Tomorrow I’ll be …

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Refugee Initiative Wins Prestigious German Award

The – not only linguistic – integration of so many people will occupy us for years to come. The earlier this month started MOOC from Der Paritätische Wohlfahrtsverband and openSAP demonstrates how even volunteers without teaching background can run languages courses very effectively. I can say honestly, in just a …

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Empowering refugees for a brighter future

Majd’s dream of finishing his University degree in Economics was interrupted by the war in Syria. Left with no choice but to seek refuge, he fled to Turkey in hope of continuing his education and establishing a better future for himself. Even with his own dire situation, Majd chooses to …

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SYSOSA* in Chengdu, China 2016 – Weekend 3/2

Sunday Excursion: Ups and Downs, all in one day!   Sunday was a completely different story: our client, the Academy of Entrepreneurship in Chengdu invited all Grasshoppers to a bus tour to the country side including friends and family. With a delay of a few hours, somehow there was something …

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SAP Helps in the Refugee Crisis

In 2015, over a million refugees fled civil war, conflicts, and oppression and came to Europe. That’s more than four times the number that arrived in Europe the previous year, and the situation is expected to be similar in 2016. €900,000 raised Last year, SAP raised around €900,000 for refugee …

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Wolfgang´s Social Sabbatical in Ghana, Part 7

We really worked hard in the past days to come up with possible solutions for our challenge: How to scale the rollout of IT training to teachers (iTeach). Initially we spend some time discussing fundraising. But then we changed this and put it on low priority. Why? Every project asks …

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Wolfgang´s Social Sabbatical in Ghana, Part 2

We travelled into Accra from different regions of the world and arrived in the evening at our hotel. The next morning we all gathered and met the local team supporting us in the interaction with the start-ups. We got to know each other better through team building exercises and received …

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Wolfgang´s Social Sabbatical in Ghana, Part 3

The next morning we all gathered and met the representatives of the 4 projects we work with. The meeting started with an opening prayer, then we all introduced each other shortly. The 4 social start-ups presented what they are working on and talked about the challenges they are facing. Angelique, …

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Wolfgang´s Social Sabbatical in Ghana

SAP is a great company, no doubt about it. I have been chosen to participate in a Social Sabbatical which takes place right now in Ghana. It is an “Executive Pilot” and together with 11 SAP colleagues from different countries and LOBs I am part of it. I am still …

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SAP Social Sabbatical – Chengdu China

It’s been a fantastic experience so far from the time I landed in Chengdu China on 3rd April till now as a part of Team Grasshoppers. Chengdu is a beautiful modern city with tall smart buildings, the best of sport cars on road like the Porsche, Bentleys , Ferraris (you …

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