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Being best-run means making a difference

We are committed to helping every customer become a best-run business. Our global reach enables organizations to achieve meaningful business outcomes to realize both purpose and profit. Through our SAP Purpose Network, we connect people and information to discover solutions to pressing global issues, at scale. Together, we can transform industries, grow economies, lift up societies, and sustain our environment. 

Intelligent Enterprises: Putting purpose and sustainability at the core of business

The coronavirus crisis has exposed the many social and economic issues that the world urgently needs to address. Businesses must embrace sustainability and purpose if they’re to help tackle these problems.

How the best-run organizations integrate social, strategic, and environmental goals

Oxford Economics surveyed 3,000 senior executives globally discovering a connection between business outcomes and purpose. Read about opportunities and challenges on a path to a defined mission.

Introducing Blank Canvas

SAP Insights groundbreaking research identifies “The Passionates,” a large cohort of mostly Millennials and Gen Zers but including some Gen Xers and Boomers, who act on their core philosophies and ethics when making buying decisions and demand wholesale changes in how business leaders operate, especially if they are to be considered a potential future employer. 

We examine the Passionates and their impact on the future of business in two new reports and a newly created SAP Original Series Blank Canvas, hosted by NYT best-selling author, TED speaker, and Emmy-nominated storyteller Baratunde Thurston. Watch the 3 pilot episodes which focus on fashion and sustainability, food and packaging solutions, and professional sports and social impact and feature SAP brand ambassadors, Karlie Kloss and Cameron Champ.

Working toward a more equitable society and thriving planet

Helping the world run better with SAP: Working toward a more equitable society and thriving planet

For more than 40 years, SAP has helped organizations understand and run their businesses more effectively and efficiently.  SAP is part of a growing movement of policymakers, NGOs, social groups, and leading companies working together on solutions to create a restorative and regenerative economy. The paper outlines our strategy, solutions, and partnerships to create positive environmental, social, and economic impact. Learn more about how SAP operates as an enabler and exemplar in the effort to create more sustainable businesses, a more equitable society, and a thriving world.

Explore our initiatives

Leading with Purpose

We applaud our network of customers and partners leading with purpose during these times.

Circular Economy

We aspire to a world with zero waste.

Climate Action

We aspire to a world with responsible emissions.

Equality for All

We aspire to a world where everyone is equal.

Social and Inclusive Entrepreneurship

We aspire to a world powered by innovative entrepreneurship.

Skilled and Inclusive Workforce

We aspire to create opportunities through learning and development for all.

Mental Health and Well-Being

We aspire to a world that destigmatizes mental health.

SAP Purpose Network Live

Join our virtual platform for talks and networking opportunities with our customers, partners, employees, government agencies, non-profits, consumers, and influencers.

SDG Ambition

Aspiring to help companies embed sustainability into their core businesses.

SDG Ambition is an initiative that aims to challenge and support participating companies of the UN Global Compact in setting ambitious corporate targets and accelerating integration of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) into core business management. SDG Ambition enables companies to move beyond incremental progress and step-up transformative change – unlocking business value, building business resilience, and enabling long-term growth. 

SDG Ambition invites companies to foster a more sustainable economy, environment, and society through an increased level of ambition. The SDG Ambition Guides below provide strategic support and insights to inspire business leaders as they set goals that enhance their ability to deliver on the 2030 agenda. 

Ambition Guide: Setting Goals for the Decade of Action

This publication establishes the initial set of SDG Ambition Benchmarks that challenge organizations to set more ambitious goals and targets in the areas in which business is positioned to have a substantial impact. Business leaders can use this document to support their strategy and set goals ambitious enough to deliver on the SDGs by 2030.  

Integration Guide: Designing Business Systems for the SDGs

This publication presents the approach through which the ten SDG Ambition benchmarks can be integrated into core business processes and systems to enable effective measurement & management of sustainability performance. Business leaders can use this publication to identify the system opportunities to integrate the SDGs into core business processes. 

SDG Ambition Benchmark Reference Sheets

The SDG Ambition Benchmark Reference Sheets provide illustrative details regarding the steps to integrate each of the SDG Ambition Benchmarks into a company’s business systems, as well as the key design decisions required to engage technology partners.   

Technological advancements can help turn the world’s greatest challenges into our biggest opportunities and make sustainability profitable and profitability sustainable.

Christian Klein

More news about SDG Ambition

New program to accelerate SDG action starts with 600 companies in 65 countries

First announced last year by UN Secretary-General António Guterres at the World Economic Forum in Davos, SDG Ambition Accelerator is an initiative that challenges and supports participating companies of the UN Global Compact in setting ambitious corporate sustainability targets and accelerating the integration of the SDGs into core business management. 

SDG Ambition guides support accelerating action to achieve the goals

The new guides launched at the opening of this year’s historic 75th session of the UN General Assembly provide business leaders and their technology partners with directional support on measuring and managing sustainability performance through business technology systems and enterprise software solutions. 

Joining our efforts on sustainability to build a better future

In the first episode of the SDG Ambition Series from SAP Purpose Network Live, learn about the three new guides that provide business leaders and their technology partners with directional support on measuring and managing sustainability performance through business technology systems and enterprise software solutions.

Sustainability is key to business

SAP Integrated Report 2020

The integrated report shows how sustainability integrates into our core business, presenting our financial- and non-financial performance in one integrated report for greater insight into our overall performance.

17 Goals for a Sustainable Future

SAP is committed to supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Although our software, services, and programs underpin all 17 SDGs, we are focused on the following primary goals in alignment with our strategy: #4, 5, 8, 10, 12, 13.

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