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Helping corporate business grow through purpose-driven innovation

Social and inclusive entrepreneurship is the fabric of economic growth and the engine of humanitarian and environmental impact. 

Accelerating social business

For more than a decade, SAP has been establishing trust and building capacity for social enterprises, from inspiring early-stage innovation and new ventures to accelerating and scaling mature social enterprises reaching more than 1 billion people globally. 

SAP empowers underrepresented entrepreneurs in the business software industry

SAP launched the SAP.iO No Boundaries initiative – the first of its kind – to support at least 200 startups around the world founded or led by underrepresented entrepreneurs by the end of 2023. 

Procure with purpose

Find solutions to help you create a socially responsible value chain.

Buy social: SAP introduces 5 & 5 by ‘25

Social procurement is a powerful lever any organisation can activate to deliver immediate social impact. By directing procurement spend to diverse and social-enterprise suppliers, organisations fulfil their business needs with quality goods and services and make a positive collective impact on the societies we operate in.

What is 5 & 5 by ‘25?

SAP aims to direct 5% of addressable procurement spend to social enterprises and to diverse suppliers by 2025.  This initiative, named 5 & 5 by ‘25, invites organisations around the world to join SAP in buying more goods and services from purposeful suppliers.

If you would like to sign up to participate in 5 & 5 by '25, please contact our team or learn more about our partners below.

Join us. The approach is simple:

 
  • Partner: Obtain expert guidance to start your journey from one of our qualified and certified intermediaries
  • Adopt: Define your social procurement strategy in a way that is appropriate for your business
  • Consume: Make use of the goods and services sourced from purposeful suppliers
  • Expand: Continually uncover new purposeful suppliers to increase the social impact within your supply chain

 

Together, we can transform industries, grow economies, lift up societies, and sustain our environment.

Delivering meaningful impact with our SAP Purpose Network of customers and partners

Acumen supports social entrepreneurship

SAP supports Acumen, which funds social entrepreneurs and small business owners for community-wide impact. Learn more about their efforts.

Growing creators through chaos

Diverse crisis conditions, while disruptive, inspire rapid and important changes on a global scale. The SAP.iO program has been delving deep to support startups that can help businesses and the world adapt.

See how SAP’s social entrepreneurship activities are aligned to the U.N. Global Goals

SDG #8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

By focusing on ensuring that the workforce of today and tomorrow have access to the skills needed to thrive in a digital economy, we aspire to full and productive employment and decent work for all.

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