Daniel Schmid

Daniel Schmid

About Daniel Schmid

Daniel Schmid was appointed chief sustainability officer at SAP in 2014. Since 2008, he has been engaged in transforming SAP into a role model of a sustainable organization, establishing mid- and long-term sustainability targets. Linking non-financial and financial performance are key achievements of Daniel and his team.

AI, artificial intelligence, finance, ethics, human rights

AI In The Financial Sector: The Ethics Of Algorithms (Part 2)

10-Apr-2019 | Daniel Schmid

Part 2 in a 2-part series exploring how sustainability management can promote trust in the use of artificial intelligence. Read Part 1. Part 1 of this series examined the projected growth in the us

AI In The Financial Sector: The Ethics Of Algorithms (Part 1)

3-Apr-2019 | Daniel Schmid

Part 1 in a 2-part series exploring how sustainability management can promote trust in the use of artificial intelligence The market potential of artificial intelligence (AI) is enormous. The Germa

artificial intelligence, AI, machine learning, ML, unintended consequences, risks, human rights, ethics

Values Build Trust: The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights Secures The Ethical Use Of AI

7-Nov-2018 | Daniel Schmid

The potential benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) are impressive. The technology will enable us to master economic, social, and environmental challenges that have long seemed impossible. AI alrea

sustainability, environment, purpose

Saving The Environment Not Just Today, But Every Day

7-Jun-2018 | Daniel Schmid

As every year, millions across the globe celebrated World Environment Day on June 5. It is the United Nations’ flagship day for promoting worldwide awareness and action for the environment. Whil

Beyond Earth Day: Technology’s Role In Helping Businesses Do More With Less

19-Apr-2018 | Daniel Schmid

Close to a billion people around the world are getting ready to celebrate Earth Day on April 22. The movement started in 1970, when millions of people marched to protest the impact of industrial devel

Digitization Is Crucial To Achieve UN Global Goals

13-Oct-2017 | Daniel Schmid

Concern, hope, enthusiasm: This was the mixture of sentiments that I perceived during the World Economic Forum (WEF) Sustainable Development Impact Summit in New York City last month. More than 700

kite surfer with wind turbines in the background

Climate Management: How To Boost The Transition To A Decarbonized Economy

27-Sep-2017 | Daniel Schmid

Deutsche Post DHL, Enel, Google, Kering, SAP, Siemens – the number of companies forcing the transition to a climate-neutral value chain continues to grow. Leaders are increasingly realizing that low

Using Technology Power To Fuel The UN Global Goals

15-Feb-2016 | Daniel Schmid

In a special address on the first day of the recent World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau noted, “New technology is always dazzling, but we don’t wan

Preparing Youth In Emerging Nations For The Digital Economy

7-Sep-2015 | Daniel Schmid

Information and communications technology (ICT) is enabling transformation not only globally and regionally, but also individually. This is particularly evident with today’s youth, who are quickly b