Sustainability and Business Innovation (Repeat)



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If you would like to enroll for this course, there are no formal prerequisites or limitations. The course is free and open for everyone. Just register for an account on openSAP and go for the course!

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What you'll learn on the course

Team Training
Sustainable Strategies

Course programme

Course Details

    • Starting from: September 9, 2015, 9:00 UTC (What does this mean?)

    • Duration: 6 weeks (4 - 6 hours per week)

    • Final exam: October 21, 2015, 9:00 UTC - October 29, 2015, 9:00 UTC

    • Course language: English

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Course Content

Week 1: The Business Case for Sustainability

The week contains the following units: Welcome; Root Causes; Sustainable Value Creation; Engaging Top Management; Organizational Setup for Sustainability & The Role of IT

Week 2: Sustainable Strategies

The week contains the following units: Crafting a Sustainable Strategy; Stakeholders and Materiality; Analysis and Target Setting; Examples of Environmentally Driven Initiatives; Examples of Socially Driven Initiatives & Examples of Transformational Innovation

Week 3: Sustainable Business Processes (Part 1)

The week contains the following units: Embedding Sustainability Into Business Processes; Sustainable Design; Sustainable Sourcing and Procurement; Sustainable Production & Sustainable Logistics

Week 4: Sustainable Business Processes (Part 2)

The week contains the following units: Sustainable Consumption; Sustainable End-of-Life Processes; Environmental and Social Capital Accounting; Sustainability in Finance and Administration; Sustainability in HR & Sustainability in IT, aka Green IT

Week 5: Stakeholder Engagement

The week contains the following units: Engaging Line of Business Leaders; Engaging Employees; Engaging Society - Corporate Social Responsibility; Engaging Business Partners, Authorities and Opinion Leaders & Engaging Investors

Week 6: Sustainability Reporting

The week contains the following units: Purpose, Audiences and Standards; Data Quality and Assurance; Integrated Reporting; Report Delivery; Rankings and Recognition & Recap of Key Course Learnings

Week 7: Final Exam

Target Audience

    • Students, young professionals and experts

    • Professionals working with SAP customers, SAP customers’ suppliers, prospects or partners

    • SAP employees

    • The public

Course Requirements

    • Basic understanding of business and administration processes

    • Basis understanding of industry value chains

    • Basic understanding of information technology (IT)

    • Interest in sustainability

Development Systems

No development systems are required for this class.