Scaling Up a Sustainable Fashion Agenda

Author: Kelly Cannon

SAP Next-Gen showed up in a powerful way at the Global Goals World Cup (GGWCup) in Europe to activate a global movement for sustainable fashion. In 2016, the GGWCup became the first activist women’s Football World Cup. In the past three years, thousands of women across four continents have taken part in the GGWCup tournaments, with the final games taking place during the UN General Assembly Week in New York each September.

Ann Rosenberg, senior vice president and global head of SAP Next-Gen, spoke on a sustainable fashion panel on May 14 at the conference hall in the iconic BLOX building, overlooking the field where the action of the GGWCup takes place. The games lead up to the Sustainable Fashion Summit, which highlights innovative leaders working to accelerate sustainable fashion. The GGWCup unites a community around the world with a passion for sports and the UN SDGs. Surrounded by the energy of the GGWCup, an engaging discussion around sustainable fashion brought together thought-leaders and activists to address the potential for positive change in this resource-intensive industry.

“With SAP’s strong footprint in the global fashion industry, we can be part of the solution for making sustainable fashion the new normal,” said Rosenberg. “The most admired apparel retailers in the world run SAP solutions. Our customers produce more than 86 percent of the world’s athletic footwear and more than 63 percent of the world’s brand-name jeans. SAP solutions help bring transparency to supply chains, reduce energy consumption and waste, and provide a platform for innovation in our ecosystem, including with startups that are disrupting the fashion industry for social good.”

Through meaningful public-private partnerships, SAP Next-Gen will continue to support and accelerate a global sustainable fashion agenda to accelerate solutions to the UN SDGs.