The Cisco Foundation recently made a $100 million commitment to invest in a sustainable and regenerative future through climate solutions. While you’re more likely to hear the term environmental sustainability in conjunction with climate solutions, regenerative sustainability is gaining influence.
Considering the significant role that technology and the internet plays for many individuals, it may be a surprise that there are still over three billion individuals worldwide without reliable access to technology or the internet. Research has shown that access to the internet leads to more learning opportunities. According to UNESCO, having digital skills is crucial for future participation within the global economy.
Cisco Makes $150 million Commitment to help HBCUs Strategically Recover and Flourish
Cisco’s purpose is to power an inclusive future for all. This means building a workforce that is reflective of the world we live in, helping to connect the unconnected, and answering the call to those in need.
Hoa Tran manages Cisco’s San Francisco Bay Area Community Impact Grants (CIG) program, and Habitat for Humanity Build Grants program, and other employee-engaged initiatives from the Cisco Foundation and the Public Benefit Investment (PBI) Team. Community Impact Grants support programs that offer innovative approaches to address critical social challenges and serve communities within a 50-mile radius of Cisco’s San Jose, California, headquarters.
The world produces enough food to feed every individual, yet almost 690 million people continue to go hungry. The irony is that many of those who are undernourished spend their days growing food for others.
One of the most serious and complex challenges that humanity faces is reversing the advance of climate change. It’s already affecting people and ecosystems around the globe, and disproportionately impacts the poor and vulnerable. Therefore, the work we do to protect the planet is directly linked to our efforts to protect the human rights, health, and well-being of people, including workers in our supply chain.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, teachers quickly reached out to students online. Cisco Webex is the solution for Cisco Networking Academy. Lessons continue through a new way of communicating, helping teachers reach students, so learning never stops.