SAP AG & StarShea Limited (Ghana): Sustainable Value Creation Through Collaboration with Companies, NGOs, and Intermediaries

  • Heino KantimmEmail author
Part of the CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance book series (CSEG)


In cooperation with the non-profit organisation PlaNet Finance SAP is involved in the shea value chain in Ghana since 2009. What started off as a project is now a functioning company in Ghana, which was drawn up as a social business according to Professor Muhammad Yunus. Why? What does SAP, the biggest global provider of business software, have to do with processing and trading shea nuts and butter? By drawing a connection between the company’s purpose and its sustainable business strategy, this article goes about to analyze this question. Innovations in SAP’s core business, deploying and improving the abilities of its own employees but also the SAP ecosystem play a significant role here.


Global Reporting Initiative Cocoa Butter Equivalent International Customer Shea Butter Social Business 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.SAP AGWalldorfGermany

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