Women in CSR: Brittany Lothe, SAP

Women in CSR: Brittany Lothe, SAP

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Brittany Lothe

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 3:15pm

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Welcome to our series of interviews with leading female CSR practitioners where we are learning about what inspires these women and how they found their way to careers in sustainability. Read the rest of the series here.

TriplePundit: Briefly describe your role and responsibilities, and how many years you have been in the business.

Brittany Lothe: I am Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at SAP. I am responsible for leading social investment globally which includes grant, technology, and volunteering initiatives. I also have operational oversight for CSR-related governance, fiscal reporting, executive engagement, and various elements of communications.

I started at SAP more than 10 years ago in Government Relations. Prior to joining SAP, I held various legislative and campaign roles in the State of Wisconsin and in Washington, DC.

3p: How has the sustainability program evolved at your company?

BL: From entrepreneurial beginnings more than forty years ago, SAP has grown into the largest global provider of business software. Ours is a story of customer-inspired innovation. We develop easy-to-use solutions that address complex business problems. We provide the foundation for our customers to innovate and bring to market products and services globally. With business success, our social investment strategy has also expanded. The approach may have evolved over four decades – from philanthropy, to strategic giving, to a focus on value creation via social investment – but one thing remains the same. Our efforts are more than “just the right thing to do.” They are strategic to the success of SAP, as well as our customers and partners.

We are investing our capital, talent, and technology to enhance education for underserved youth and support emerging entrepreneurs. We believe that investing in education and entrepreneurs is the best way to foster economic growth and create a sustainable future for society and our company. Focusing on education ensures that youth have the skills required to succeed in today’s knowledge-based economy and we can help mentor the workforce for the future. Our emphasis on entrepreneurship helps drive both new ideas about how to do business and opportunities for our company in terms of potential customers or partners. To achieve this we utilize our technology, our employees’ skills and other core competencies to help improve people’s lives throughout the world.


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