Powering Opportunity SAP Corporate Social Responsibility 2020 In Review - Page 31

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN ACTION

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ACCELERATING NONPROFITS AND SOCIAL ENTERPRISES

In this cross-continental entrepreneurship competition called Social Innomarathon, SAP and SociaLab seek out Latin American organizations that offer solutions for a more sustainable world. They compete for support from SAP to accelerate their ideas. Out of 400 participants, Safe Drinking Water For All (SDW), a startup based in Brazil promoting the democratization of drinking water and sanitation access, won the 2020 competition! But with increasing food insecurity due to the pandemic, the '19 Social Innomarathon winner, Nilus, played an increasingly important role in LAC's COVID response.

400

jobs created

19

countries

1

winner

SAP grew and transformed its partnership with CIIE in India in 2020. The program operated virtually, fostering regional social entrepreneurship (i.e. in non-metro cities), strengthening the ecosystem, and propelling social startups, thereby creating employment opportunities. SAP and CIIE laid the foundation for the creation of a tech platform under the aegis of India’s planning commission NITI Aayog (National Institution of Transforming India). This platform will help curate and support the stakeholders' engagement and empower all incubators to connect better with their networks in a more engaging way.

275

organizations

engaged

68

incubation centers digitally transformed

Winner: Safe Drinking Water For All

SOCIAL INNOMARATHON

SOCIAL INNOVATION & CIIE

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