groupelephant.com and ERP
In 2016, G3G became part of groupelephant.com, a global group of boutique services firms and software companies. Largely employee-owned, the Group is a mini conglomerate comprising circa 20 trading brands.
The Group’s primary imperative is to go ‘Beyond Corporate Purpose’ in day-to-day activities. Rather than implementing a traditional corporate social responsibility program and simply donating funds to charities, with ‘Beyond Corporate Purpose’ we operate a professionalised, institutional non-profit delivery capability, the primary focus of which is the protection and conservation of Elephants and Rhinos in the wild, through an unusual strategy based on the economic upliftment of impoverished rural People in areas adjacent to the threatened species, or another definition of ‘ERP’, if you will.
In addition to SAP-focused businesses, groupelephant.com includes other boutique brands, all specialising in business-critical, non-core software and services to organisations around the world.
groupelephant.com also owns and funds a non-profit entity, called Elephants, Rhinos & People (‘ERP’), focusing on the preservation of at-risk elephants and rhinos through the economic upliftment of rural people in areas adjacent to these threatened species.
The model is predicated upon creating wildlife and ecotourism economies through private-community partnerships. Our projects are carefully selected based on their potential for preservation and protection of threatened elephants and rhinos, and for the creation of powerful economic engines that can alleviate poverty among rural people, leveraging community-owned restituted land that can enable the creation of substantial wildlife corridors and conservation areas.
We fund the operating costs of the not-for-profit operations, run them like businesses, and channel 1% of our revenue from new for-profit projects into this programme. There is a 100% pass-through to the beneficiaries of the projects undertaken by our not-for-profit teams.