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Jennifer Beason and John Baxter

SAP sets up €3m Covid-19 emergency fund

DUBAI, April 8, 2020

SAP has established a €3 million Covid-19 Emergency Fund to support the urgent needs of the World Health Organization (WHO), the CDC Foundation, and smaller nonprofits and social enterprises that work on the front lines serving local communities in crisis.

“SAP stands with the WHO and supports its leadership in coordinating the global effort to mobilize the fight against Covid-19,” said Alexandra van der Ploeg, head of SAP CSR. “Specifically, SAP is donating €1 million to the Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the WHO hosted by Swiss Philanthropy Foundation and the United Nations Foundation for virus prevention and detection.”

SAP CSR partners with more than 1,200 nonprofits and social enterprises that are mostly small to midsize organizations. Collectively, they serve more than 4.5 million youth across 105 countries, primarily in the areas of quality education, decent work, and youth entrepreneurship.

“With 1 billion children currently out of school due to Covid-19, their services are needed now more than ever. Yet the global issues they are solving are complicated further because of the pandemic,” van der Ploeg added.

“SAP is making resources and expertise available to help our nonprofit and social enterprise partners effectively shift to remote operations. We want to help ensure they can maintain their much-needed services to their communities and not lay off staff.”

“Large or small, each contribution matters in the fight against Covid-19,” said Jennifer Beason, head of CSR Marketing and Communications, SAP and John Baxter, vice president of Purpose and Brand Experience Marketing, SAP. - TradeArabia News Service


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