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The Power of Partnerships & Social Business. Heino Kantimm, Sustainability Operations, SAP AG & Designated Member of the Board of Directors of StarShea Ltd., Ghana March 2012, AfDB Partnership Forum, Tunis . Successful Shea Project in Ghana Rural Women Benefit From IT-Supported Value Chain .

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the power of partnerships social business
The Power of Partnerships & Social Business

Heino Kantimm, Sustainability Operations, SAP AG & Designated Member of the Board of Directors of StarShea Ltd., Ghana

March 2012, AfDB Partnership Forum, Tunis

successful shea project in ghana rural women benefit from it supported value chain
Successful Shea Project in GhanaRural Women Benefit From IT-Supported Value Chain
  • The Project
    • Shea nut / butter value chain
    • Connecting rural women to international markets through information technology, education and microfinance
  • Partnership with French NGO PlaNet Finance
    • Initially setup as three year project, ending 2011
    • Now: Social business according to Prof. Yunus and H. Reitz
    • GCL consulted, PlaNet Finance drives, SAP powers operation
  • Impact
    • 4500 women achieve income increase between 58 and 82%*
    • SAP employees express pride that SAP is doing this
    • External recognition

www.starshea.com

SAP-TV Video

* According to a case study from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where the first 1500 women have been evaluated

key success factors lessons learned
Key Success Factors & Lessons Learned
  • Two-way, high touch, corporate-NGO-partnership, focused on core competencies
  • Social business works as an exit strategy for grant based projects
opportunity for scale and replication
Opportunity for Scale and Replication
  • "This is an important project. If this social business comes out successful, it will pave the way for many such social businesses in agriculture” (Muhammad Yunus)

Professor Muhammad Yunus, Founder of the Grameen Bank and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate of 2006

thank you

Thank You!

  • Contact information:
  • heino.kantimm@sap.com