cisco csr

Cisco's Commitment to End Homelessness in Santa Clara County

by Chuck Robbins, CEO Cisco Systems

Two years ago, Cisco made a commitment to positively impact the lives of 1 billion people globally by 2025, and we have made great progress toward that goal. Our efforts have helped people develop digital skills through our Networking Academies around the world, and we have invested in breakthrough, early-stage, technology-based solutions that address social and environmental challenges.

Clean Water for All Starts with Technology

by Erin Connor, Cisco Corporate Affairs & Cisco Foundation

Water is everywhere. It covers 70% of our planet and makes up nearly 60% of the human body. Despite its abundance, 663 million people around the world lack access to safe water.

Another 2.4 billion people lack access to a toilet or latrine, while more than 3.5 million people die each year because of inadequate water supply, sanitation, or hygiene. The earth may be covered in water, but only 3% of that is fresh water, and only a small fraction of that is available to the planet’s 7.5 billion inhabitants.

Cyberheroes: An Opportunity We Can’t Afford to Ignore

by Harbrinder Kang, Senior Director, Corporate Affairs

Digital innovation is one of the most exciting opportunities of our time. It seems like the futuristic depictions that once felt fictitious are quickly becoming reality. We can video call on our watches, cars can drive themselves, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) help us find victims amidst fire and rubble, and a virtual global office brings colleagues across the world together in a click.

An Inspiring Conversation with Global Problem Solvers

by Tae Yoo, Sr VP Corporate Affairs

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Mary Elizabeth McCulloch and Elizabeth Nyeko, two socially minded young women who exemplify the mindset of a Global Problem Solver.

In STEM, All Girls Can Be Tech Superheroes


This blog was guest-written by Jenine Beekhuyzen, founder of Tech Girls Movement. She’ll be guest-speaking during the “Girls are Tech Superheroes” session of the Women Rock-IT series on March 15th.


This blog was guest-written by Jenine Beekhuyzen, founder of Tech Girls Movement. She’ll be guest-speaking during the “Girls are Tech Superheroes” session of the Women Rock-IT series on March 15th.

7 Reasons Cisco Employees Love Where They Work

by Casie Shimansky, Social Media Manager, Talent Brand

How can you tell Cisco employees love where they work – and that you might love working here too? There’s a contest for that.

The third annual #WeAreCisco #LoveWhereYouWork contest kicked off on January 17th at the Cisco Beat (our all-employee monthly meeting) and ended February 23rd. We received about 2000 entries from around the globe (and the core team behind this content expects to have lots of coffee and many hard choices in selecting the winners.) This contest is just one of the reasons WE #LoveWhereYouWork.

VIDEO | Cisco Teams Come Together in Times of Adversity

Multimedia with summary

As natural disasters disrupted lives around the world in 2017, Cisco teams came together to support each other, our customers, and their communities.

Learn more about Cisco’s work with Critical Human Needs and Disaster Relief here.

Curiosity, Exploration and Community – How I Paved My Own Path to a Cybersecurity Career

by Jennie Kam, Security Researcher, Security and Trust Organization

I like to say that I didn’t really choose a career in cybersecurity – it chose me. The field naturally suits my personality, which has always been safety conscious. My cybersecurity journey began at Georgia Tech Research Institute, where my work exposed me to the challenges of using electronic systems to secure physical spaces. Intrigued, I wanted to build on that insight, so after graduation I looked for a job in the embedded systems space that would keep me on my toes. It didn’t occur to me that the expansive field of cybersecurity largely intersects with embedded systems.

How My Passions Come to Life at Cisco

by Ovais Iqbal, Systems Engineer, Worldwide Sales

Early in my adulthood, I realized I was passionate about three things: giving back to the community, doing the best I can in everything I do, and my family. These passions influence every decision I make – including my decision to join Cisco 11 years ago.

My Cisco family – and it truly is a family – encourages me to give back, to do my best, and treats me like a valued member of our community. Never was this more true than in my recent trip across the world to help children in need.

The Future of STEM: Cisco Networking Academy Turns 20

by Donna Eason, Marketing Manager, U.S. Education

At a recent event in the Missouri state capitol, Cisco Networking Academy commemorated its 20-year anniversary with 120 graduates of Missouri programs. This anniversary marks a major milestone for the internationally recognized education program, which was launched in 1997 to help educate a workforce skilled in STEM disciplines.


Subscribe to cisco csr