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Driven by Purpose and Our Commitment to Social Justice

By Shari Slate
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Cisco’s purpose is to Power an Inclusive Future for All. We deliver on our purpose by bringing together all our strengths and resources, including our technology, expertise, and people to make a sustainable positive impact in the world and on our planet. There is no better example of how we at Cisco are delivering on our purpose than through our commitment to social justice.

Cisco Employees From Across the Globe Participated in Our 25th Recycle IT Day

By Stacey Faucett
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As part of our commitment to create a more sustainable future, Cisco hosted its 25th employee recycling event known as Recycle IT Day on May 3, 2022.

This event gives Cisco employees a chance to bring in old or outdated personal electronics to a nearby participating office at approximately 95 offices globally. It has been three years since our last event, and we were excited to get rusty home office equipment, old cell phones, and even broken gaming systems. So that may leave a lot of you asking “But, why?”

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Global Citizen Announces the 2022 Winners of Global Citizen Prize and Cisco Youth Leadership Award

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Celebrating Remarkable Changemakers Taking Exceptional Actions to End Extreme Poverty NOW, While Fostering Social Change Across the Globe 

Winners to be honored at Prestigious Awards Dinner in Gotham Hall on May 22, and Attend the Global Citizen NOW 2-Day Summit, in New York City, on May 22 & 23 2022 

Press Release

Celebrating Remarkable Changemakers Taking Exceptional Actions to End Extreme Poverty NOW, While Fostering Social Change Across the Globe 

Winners to be honored at Prestigious Awards Dinner in Gotham Hall on May 22, and Attend the Global Citizen NOW 2-Day Summit, in New York City, on May 22 & 23 2022 

Announcing Cisco Networking Academy's Q3 Be the Bridge Award Winners

By Katherine Carvalho
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After several years of events that have changed the world, it’s easy to overlook the good news. News such as an additional 800 million people connecting to the internet around the globe between 2019 and 2021, bringing new opportunities, particularly in developing countries.

From Anxiety and Depression to a Thriving Career in IT

By Rebecca Chisolm
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This blog was written by Aidan Burke. Aidan is a Workforce Development Administrator for Red River Technology, an IT company out of Claremont, New Hampshire, and a Cisco Networking Academy partner. I am proud of everything that Aidan has accomplished, and I hope you are inspired as you learn more about his journey.


If you get nothing out of what I am about to say — know that you matter. Whatever your struggles in life may be, you are not alone, and help is there for those that ask.

New Teacher Center: A More Authentic Approach to Teacher Appreciation

By Kyle Thornton
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With the mission of forging greater educator effectiveness and equity, non-profit New Teacher Center (NTC) has been working for two decades on establishing a comprehensive professional learning program. With Cisco’s support, NTC launched their innovative Responsive Relationships Program.

What I Learned About Net Zero From a Recent #CiscoChat

By Stacey Faucett
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I work at a company committed to reaching net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2040, including our operations, supply chain, and product use. But what exactly does “net zero” mean, and how can someone interested learn more? Luckily, Cisco recently hosted a #CiscoChat event that took a deeper look at net zero with the help of subject matter experts across the company, including:

5 Ways Cisco Is Increasing Product Energy Efficiency

By Michael King
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The following is based on an excerpt from the 2021 Cisco Purpose Report, published on December 13, 2021.

Sustainability means protecting the Earth’s resources and ensuring a livable planet, not just today, but for generations to come. An inclusive future that provides promise and opportunity for all must include a deep focus on sustainability and address environmental impacts.

Net Zero Methodology: Yes It Is Complicated, but Worth Doing Thoroughly

by Michael King
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Many corporations around the world have set net zero commitments, detailing the ways in which they will address the various levels of carbon emissions of their businesses (defined by scope). In September of 2021, Cisco committed to reach net zero across Scope 1, Scope 2, and Scope 3 emissions by 2040.

People Behind CSR at Cisco: How the Send IT Back Mobile App Contributes to a Circular Economy

by Stacey Faucett
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We have a blog series that focuses on the people behind Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at Cisco. Each blog in this series highlights a different Cisco employee who works closely with CSR initiatives across the company.

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