People Behind CSR at Cisco: How Water Stewardship in Our Supply Chain Leads to a More Inclusive Future for All

By Stacey Faucett

Water is one of Earth’s most precious natural resources. Although about 70 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered with water, only 3 percent of it is fresh water, and less than 1 percent of fresh water is available to humans for consumption.

What Top Tech Analysts Have to Say About Our Latest Purpose Report

By Sydney Frost

Cisco is a tech giant, but social good is at the heart of everything they do. Cisco’s 2021 Purpose Report highlighted several accomplishments in 2021, including: providing job training to roughly three million students worldwide, contributing $477 million to community programs globally and deriving 85 percent of its energy from renewable sources.

How Opportunity International Empowers Financial Inclusion Through Digital Banking

by Charu Adesnik

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

Influencing Our Ecosystem To Promote Racial Justice

by Clayton Naidoo

This blog was written by Stephanie Y. Moore and Curshanda Cusseaux Woods. Stephanie Y. Moore is a Director of Government Affairs at Cisco and leads Cisco’s social justice advocacy with federal policymakers for Action 1, Influence Ecosystem. Curshanda Cusseaux Woods is a Community Impact Manager at Cisco where she oversees the Cisco Black Equity Grant program, social justice sponsorships, and employee engagement for Action 1, Influence Ecosystem.

Cisco's Rachael Chambers Named 2022 Cash, Sweat & Tears Award Winner

Dedicated volunteer has led company to raise millions for Covenant House since 2016
Press Release

ATLANTA, March 2, 2022 /3BL Media/ - A successful Silicon Valley veteran, Rachael Chambers has faced her own challenges over the years, but when she heard a homeless teen sheltering at a Covenant House share her story of struggle in 2016 something deep inside her clicked.

“My view of the world was so completely changed that day. I knew we had to look out for these kids,” said Chambers, a 17-year veteran of Cisco, a leading information technology company.   

A Journey of Changed Perspectives Leads to a Historic Connection Between Cisco and HBCUs

By Scott McGregor

Black History Month is an opportunity for reflection and education. For me, it began with my experience attending segregated schools until 1972. My experience with racism and segregation shaped my decision to attend North Carolina Central University (NCCU), one of our nation’s Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs). For the first time, I learned about heroes in American history that looked like me. This unlocked a sense of belonging and possibility that has continued to motivate me many years later.

People Behind CSR at Cisco: Volunteering With AppD Cares Fulfills a Passion for Giving Back

by Shelley D. Harper

We have created a new blog series that will focus on the people behind Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at Cisco. Each blog in this series will highlight a different Cisco employee who works closely with CSR initiatives across the company.

How the International Youth Foundation and Cisco Networking Academy Are Providing Digital Skills Development in Mexico

by Rebeca De La Vega

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) indicates that “Raising living standards [in Mexico] will require boosting productivity growth by improving the business climate, including…enhancing the skills across the population.”


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