Digitization is the word on everyone’s lips. Businesses, governments, and other public organizations are busy trying to define their own digital roadmap. But how is this connected with sustainability? Events like the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris or the World Economic Forum in Davos made it clear that if businesses want to survive, they have to learn how to become sustainable. And digitization plays a key role in enabling this. “Sustainability through Digital Transformation” allows you to explore the opportunities digitization offers to further drive sustainability. The course shows how the power of technology can help companies become more successful and at the same time contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Together, we’ll explore opportunities to master the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”. We’ll look at examples of how to leverage digital innovation to transform industry sectors, including health, mobility, financial services, and education for the better.
Week 1: Evolving Organizational Sustainability
Week 2: Digitization Creates Social Impact
Week 3: Digitization and Resource Productivity
Week 4: Final Exam
No development systems are required for this course.
Christine Susanne Müller
Christine Susanne Müller joined the sustainability core team in 2012 as transformation and change manager for sustainability. She is responsible for coordinating and executing all change activities, programs, and projects related to SAP's sustainability goals from a holistic change perspective.
Since 2001, Christine Susanne has worked in various change management and communications roles at SAP on a local, regional, and global level.
Ulrike Fritz-Welz is a technical writer and knowledge transfer specialist with much experience in creating and operating Massive Open Online Courses. She was among the first members of the openSAP team.
After years of private commitment to environmental protection and sustainability, she now makes her passion the focus of her professional life.
Previous version of this course is available here: Sustainability Through Digital Transformation (April 13, 2016 to Thursday, May 12, 2016)
This course was held from Oct 16, 2017 through Nov 14, 2017.
1175 learners were enrolled on day 1 of the course.
When the final exam ended, this number had increased to 1617.
2572 learners enrolled.
Find out more in the certificate guidelines.
Dr. Will Ritzrau joined the sustainability core team in 2013 after 14 years of various internal and customer-facing roles at SAP.
Will is responsible for establishing and expanding sustainability in the core business of SAP. Prior to SAP, Will worked as a biological oceanographer in international climate research programs.
Dr. Barbara Flügge heads the initiative on empowering ecosystems at SAP. Her focus is on ecosystems embracing business and service opportunities for public and private organizations. Barbara leads the Smart Logistics and Smart Mobility team, designing seamless mobility and digital service models.
Prior to this, Barbara managed programs for Ariba, Arthur Andersen Management Consulting, and PriceWaterhouse
Daniel Schmid started his career at a CRM company that was acquired by SAP in 1997. He held various management positions within SAP Consulting and started leading the Sustainability Operations team in 2009. In 2014, Daniel assumed the role of chief sustainability officer, and is globally responsible for sustainability at SAP.
Daniel is a member of the steering committee of econsense, a forum for the sustainable development of German businesses. He holds a degree in industrial engineering from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany.