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Tae Yoo, Cisco’s Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs on Cisco’s CSR Philosophy


The following is an excerpt from Cisco’s 2019 CSR report

Tae Yoo leads Cisco’s social investments and stewards CSR and sustainability across the business. She directs Cisco’s business, technical, and financial assets to accelerate global problem solving to positively impact people, society, and the planet.

Q: How would you describe Cisco’s CSR and social impact philosophy?

Why 'Perpetual Learning' Will Help You Thrive in the Changing World of Work

By Tae Yoo Senior Vice-President, Corporate Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility, Cisco

The world is changing. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is here - and it is having an impact on everything, including the future of work. A significant evolution of the labour market is forecast over the next 10 years, and we do not yet fully know all the jobs of the future.

Spotlight on Cisco's Inaugural Global Problem Solver Challenge Grand Prize Winner: Project Vive

Helping Others Find Their Voice


Our voice is part of the foundation of how we connect with each other. We voice our needs and share our ideas and feelings. It’s how we’re heard. Having a “voice” is fundamental to being an individual.

Be Bold for Change

by Tae Yoo, Senior Vice President Corporate Affairs

Be bold for change.

These words are the call to action for this year’s International Women’s Day (Wednesday, ‪March 8). They call attention to women’s issues around the world – top of mind for so many of us. They also focus on our ability to address these issues and recreate the world according to a more inclusive and equitable vision.

Wanted: A Generation of Global Problem Solvers

by Tae Yoo, Senior Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, Cisco

One of the key challenges under discussion at this year's World Economic Forum in Davos is “employment, skills and human capital”, with a focus on how to create 470 million new jobs by 2030 as technology is expected to fundamentally disrupt the nature of work itself.

Be the Bridge, Change a Life

by Tae Yoo

Every day, we have the opportunity to make the world a better a place. Here at Cisco, we take that opportunity to heart and find ways to multiply the impact we can make. For the past 15 years, Cisco has helped raise more than $40 million and deliver nearly 160 million meals as part of its global hunger relief efforts. This year, we created a new employee giving program that empowers employees to provide direct aid to those with uncertain access to life’s necessities—to “Be the Bridge” for those in need.

Is the Impact of Mobile Phones a Myth?

by Tae Yoo, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Cisco

At first glance, the numbers seem staggering. Global mobile phone penetration is 96 percent. In sub-Saharan Africa, where 47 percent of the population lives on less than $1.25 a day, mobile data use is expected to grow twentyfold by the end of 2019, according to a June 2014 mobility study by Ericsson.

How We Can Build Tomorrow’s Workforce to Benefit Society

by Tae Yoo

Today, AmeriCorps celebrates 20 years of “getting things done.” AmeriCorps has a huge impact in the United States. The program gives people the opportunity to work for a year with a nonprofit, school, public agency, or other organization that addresses societal needs.

How Empowering Women in IT Can Spur Economic Development

by Tae Yoo

This blog was originally published on the Huffington Post

It’s a startling pair of statistics: When women are able to earn an income, they typically reinvest 90 percent of it back into their families and communities. And, for every year a girl stays in school, her future earnings will increase exponentially.


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