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Can Corporate Sustainability & Economic Growth Coexist? A Twitter Chat With SAP, BSR and CDP


Join TriplePundit and CSRwire at #SustyBiz TODAY at 8am PT/11am ET live on this page or on Twitter.

What does it mean for a technology company to lead with sustainability? How can technology companies leverage their expertise and scale to make exponential social and environmental impact? Moreover, how do you sustain your impact while growing your business? In its second SAP Integrated Report , SAP announced “plans to power all its data centers and facilities globally with 100 percent renewable electricity” as well as a shift to a cloud business model, which it predicts will also help “eliminate carbon emissions caused by its customers' systems by moving them into SAP’s green cloud.

The “green cloud” might sound geeky and industrial to many – especially when companies like Intel are busy making extraordinary commitments to reduce their footprint – but it does address the sustainability conundrum many corporations face on its head: how do you wrap your consumer into your sustainability strategy and attempt to minimize their footprint as well?

The answer isn’t simple, even for a company like SAP that has lead with sustainability for years by committing to ambitious goals and transparently reporting against them via an interactive sustainability platform and early adoption of integrated reporting.



To tackle the question among others, join us on April 11, 2014 at 8am PT / 11am ET, for a conversation with SAP’s Chief Sustainability Officer Peter Graf, along with sustainability influencers BSR President and CEO Aron Cramer and CDP’s Executive Director Nigel Topping.

Moderated by CSRwire's Editorial Director, Aman Singh, and TriplePundit's Founder and Publisher, Nick Aster, the discussion will explore several subthemes including:

  • How do you continue to scale sustainability initiatives while growing your business?

  • How does Integrated Reporting both exemplify and lend itself to SAP’s sustainability thinking?

  • As we return to economic growth globally, how are sustainability programs getting affected?

  • What about the “social” in ESG? Will a return to economic growth impact corporate attention to social investments?

  • How do companies keep their sustainability and business goals aligned?

Here’s what you need to know to join us:

  • Date: April 11, 2014

  • Time: 8am PT/11am ET

  • Hashtag: #SustyBiz
Accounts to Follow: @PeterGGraf, @aroncramer@topnigel@AmanSinghCSR, @CSRwire, @nickaster@triplepundit

To register, send out the following tweet: I will join @PeterGGraf @AronCramer @TopNigel @AmanSinghCSR & @NickAster to discuss the challenges of growing a #SustyBiz on 04/11 8am PT.

Got a question for our panel? Send them to aman@csrwire.com.

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Marissa is the Owner of Climate Social, LLC. She holds a bachelor's degree in communications from Mizzou and a master's in environmental studies from UPenn. 

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