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Vote Now for the Young Entrepreneurs Competing in Cisco's Global Problem Solver Challenge

Discover how participants are using breakthrough technology to address global issues
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Our third annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge aims to recognize new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact from student entrepreneurs around the world. The Challenge is open to students and recent alumni from any college or university.

$300,000 USD in prize money will help accelerate the adoption of breakthrough technology, products, and services that drive economic development and/or solve social or environmental problems.

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Our third annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge aims to recognize new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact from student entrepreneurs around the world. The Challenge is open to students and recent alumni from any college or university.

$300,000 USD in prize money will help accelerate the adoption of breakthrough technology, products, and services that drive economic development and/or solve social or environmental problems.

Earth Day: What Makes Cisco a Sustainability Leader?

By Tae Yoo
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Nearly 50 years ago, US Senator Gaylord Nelson spearheaded the first Earth Day, sparked by the devastating 1969 oil spill off the Southern California coast. The inaugural celebration in 1970 saw 20 million Americans showing their support, followed by the passing of the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Acts by year’s end.

Today, Earth Day is the largest civic observance in the world, with more than one billion people celebrating annually.

Cisco Receives Three Climate Leadership Awards for Tackling Climate Change

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We are proud to announce that Cisco won three 2019 Climate Leadership Awards from The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and The Climate Registry (TCR), two for excellence in greenhouse gas (GHG) management and one for supply chain leadership.

We believe more than ever that what’s good for the world is good for business.

VIDEO: Cisco CSR in FY18 | Between Inspiration and Action

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These are exciting times, when technology is creating a new platform for innovation. There's a bridge between every barrier and breakthrough, every challenge and its solution.

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Click here to download our 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report.

Cisco’s FY18 CSR Report | The Path You Are Meant to Take

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While some of you know me as a steward of our corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts, my history with Cisco goes back much further to my first role in business development. How might you ask did my journey take me from business development to where I am today?

Meet the 2018 GPS Challenge First Runner-Up: Flux

By Mary de Wysocki
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Growing up in Kenya, the Ruto brothers couldn’t recall ever having a consistent water supply. Ken and Denis would often go days and weeks without running water, as over 50% of Kenya’s water resources are lost to theft, corruption, or leakage in the aging analog systems. Like other families, they’d buy water from unscreened sources, which was not only expensive but potentially dangerous.

Why I’m Developing for Mars and Sustainable Life in Space

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This post was written by guest blogger Dr. Natalie Rens, CEO of Spaceport AI. She recently spoke as part of Cisco’s Women Rock-IT series.

We explore Mars for many reasons, be it the risk minimization of distributing our species across multiple planets or the fact that our population is growing at a rate that is unsustainable for our Earth’s resources.

Between None and Many, There’s a Bridge

Three women board members at Cisco named to WomenInc.’s 2018 list of the Most Influential Corporate Directors
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When we are surrounded by difference, we are better. We know diversity amongst board members, leaders, and teams has impact at scale. California recently became the first state to require public companies to have women on their board.

At Cisco, we were co-founded by a woman and have had women on our board for more than 22 years. Currently, we have three women serving on our board.

The Bridge Between Hope and Possibility

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Cisco was founded on the possibilities of a single connection between two people. Over thirty years later, that one connection has multiplied to billions, two founders have grown to 75,000 employees, and the world is filled with an unprecedented complexity and opportunity. What remains unchanged is our belief in the power of connections to achieve what’s possible – for our customers, partners, employees, and the world.

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