Cisco Purpose Report: Measuring and Reporting Impact Along Our Purpose Journey

By Tae Yoo

With the calendar year coming to a close, it’s time for us to once again report our annual efforts to positively impact people and the planet. This work has been described as corporate citizenship, corporate social responsibility (CSR), environmental-social-governance (ESG), or social impact over the years, but all of it has been grounded in creating impact as part of our larger purpose to Power an Inclusive Future for All.

abillTy Cisco Academy Graduates Solve IT Issues for New York City's Department of Social Services


By Sarah Hurd

Meeting basic needs under normal circumstances can be challenging. Add a global pandemic, and the complexities skyrocket. Now, imagine you also have a financial hardship (lose a job or have costly medical bills) or a disability, and it can be overwhelming. Thankfully, there are social service organizations that provide a priceless safety net.

5 Things You Didn't Know About CSR at Cisco

By Sydney Frost

Cisco may be well known for its innovative industry-leading technology, but there are some things you may not know about its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program. Here are 5 initiatives CSR at Cisco is doing to power a more inclusive future for all:

1. Connecting communities in crisis with Cisco Crisis Response

People Behind CSR at Cisco: How Meraki's Charlie Gebhardt Engages Employees in Volunteer and Giving Efforts

By Stacey Faucett

Cisco Meraki is a complete cloud-managed networking solution that integrates hardware, software, and cloud services. Besides its products, another distinct aspect of the Meraki business unit is that its employees are deeply engaged in community impact and volunteerism.

Three Things We Have Learned About Homelessness

By Erin Connor

The statistics on homelessness are hard to ignore. More than 20 percent of the world’s population – 1.6 billion people – lack adequate housing. In the United States, more than a half million people are experiencing homelessness on any given night. These numbers have undoubtedly grown as the pandemic has caused people to lose jobs, salary, and the ability to pay their mortgage or rent.

onebillion: Using Technology to Ensure All Children Reach Their Full Potential in Reading and Math

By Kyle Thornton

The Transformational Tech series highlights Cisco’s nonprofit grant recipients that use technology to help transform the lives of individuals and communities.

Reflecting on Twenty Years of NetHope


By Tae Yoo

NetHope is a journey that we needed to take.

Clearbot: Meet the Team Building Robots That Remove Trash From Our Waterways


Now that the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2021 winners have been officially announced, we are excited for you to learn more about each winning team and the story behind each innovation.

Building a More Inclusive Tech Workforce for Native Americans


In the United States, there are over 600 Native American and Alaskan Native tribes, representing approximately 1.5 to 2 percent of the population. Lack of critical mass often leads to underrepresentation of Native American viewpoints and representation in racial disparity assessments–particularly in the tech industry.


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