global problem solvers

Leveraging People, Products, and Innovation to Support the Refugee Crisis

by Erin Connor, Portfolio Manager for Critical Human Needs, Cisco Corporate Affairs and Cisco Foundation

Today, an unprecedented 63.9 million people worldwide are forcibly displaced, and 21.3 million of those are refugees. From Syria to Afghanistan to Somalia, millions of men, women, and children are being forced to flee their homes because of conflict and persecution.

Vote for Cisco in the 2017 Corporate Citizenship Festival

by Austin Belisle

Each year, the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship hosts the International Corporate Citizenship Film Festival. The event, in its ninth year, is the largest film festival devoted exclusively to celebrating the work of corporate social responsibility (CSR) professionals, companies, and programs.

Leveraging Innovation to Change the World for Good

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Billions of devices, tablets, cars, and most importantly, people, are on the brink of being connected in the next decade. As more people and things connect in the years ahead, we will have even more opportunities to leverage innovation to change the world for good.

Learn more about Cisco's pledge to positively impact 1 billion people by 2025 in the 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Report.

Anatomy of a Global Problem Solver

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We all care about certain issues. What are yours? Poverty, inequality, climate change? Today more than ever, we have the power to overcome these challenges. When we combine tech know-how, ingenuity, and social consciousness, we can help people thrive, build new commerce, and become guardians of our planet. Here are six top qualities of a Global Problem Solver. 

What kind of Global Problem Solver are you? Take our quiz to find out!

The Unique Perspective Veterans Bring to Businesses

by Tae Yoo, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs

Veterans like Stan Roberts have served our country in a myriad of ways. As a United States Marine, Stan served three tours in Iraq. He received many combat-related awards before he lost his leg and was medically retired.

After 11 years with the military, Stan had to reset his plans of entering law enforcement, where he had hoped to continue to serve others. At 30, he decided to go back to school to study cyber security and information systems.

Making Cisco Employees’ Philanthropic Dollars Go Further

by Austin Belisle

When Conrad Clemson, senior vice president of strategy for the Cisco Service Provider Video Technology Group, was looking for unique ways to maximize and make his philanthropic dollars go further, he did not have to look far.

Cisco Innovation Grand Challenge Deadline August 31st

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Cisco is calling all innovators, entrepreneurs, developers and researchers to submit disruptive ideas that transform industries and governments, and change the world.

Do you have a world-changing idea? Enter Cisco Innovation Grand Challenge for a chance to put your idea in action!

See the video here.

Accelerating Global Problem Solvers at Cisco Live US 2016

by Austin Belisle

Cisco Live is Cisco’s largest customer event, and at this year’s conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, Cisco Corporate Social Responsibility had its largest showing ever. More than 28,000 customers, partners, press, and analysts learned of our goal to positively impact 1 billion people by 2025.

Become a Global Problem Solver

There's never been a better time to change the world.
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What is a global problem solver?

The world faces a confluence of grand problems, digital transformation, and rapid changes within the workforce. We need individuals who have the desire, knowledge, and skills to help people thrive, build new commerce, and become guardians of our planet. There has never been a better time to be a global problem solver.

Harnessing the Power of the Digital Revolution to Accelerate Global Problem Solving

by Tae Yoo, Senior Vice President Corporate Affairs, Cisco

Imagine a world where… A generation with digital skills is thriving. A refugee becomes a sought-after employee. Military veterans excel in their second careers. Students create a sensor-enabled early warning system for earthquakes. All communities have access to clean water. A game warden can use data to protect endangered rhinos. Drones can replant a rainforest.

That world is here, that time is now. Welcome to the digital revolution.


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