Hunger is the world’s number 1 health risk, killing more than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined each year.Close to 900 million people do not have enough to eat and 98 percent of them live in developing countries. Even in developed countries like the United States, 15 percent of households were food insecure at some point during 2011, meaning its members had uncertain access to adequate and safe food.
Cisco’s annual employee giving campaign, Global Hunger Relief, is focused on providing immediate support to those in desperate need.
At locations around the globe, Cisco employees contribute time, dollars, and expertise in support of more than 140 organizations working to help those who don’t have reliable access to food and clean water. Collectively, we donate over $1 million to hunger relief annually through the Global Hunger Relief Campaign.
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The Social Innovation Summit takes place this week on December 4 and 5 in Mountain View, California. This annual gathering brings together corporate, investment, government, and nonprofit leaders to explore the strategies and business innovations that are generating social transformation.
At Cisco, we apply the same technology, expertise, and partnerships we use to help our customers to also help transform lives, communities, and the planet. Through the collective power of human and technology networks, we believe we can multiply our impact on some of the world’s most pressing problems — while strengthening our business.
This “shared value” approach is reflected in the Social Innovation Summit, where other corporations, nonprofits, investors, and government agencies will describe how business innovations and creativity are enabling social transformation.
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On Wednesday, October 9 Cisco Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) was honored to be the guest for the #CSRChat hosed by the fabulous and super energetic Susan McPherson (@susanmcp1)!
Since our conversation was fast and lively we thought it would be useful to provide the questions and answers, along with resources to give you some additional insight into Cisco’s CSR work:
To begin with at Cisco, we believe that businesses have a responsibility to operate in ways that respect and ultimately benefit people, communities, and the planet we live on. Our core CSR philosophy is that impact multiplies whenever human and technology networks combine to solve a problem.
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Doing good is not that easy, and sustaining good on a grand scale is almost impossible. But once again it is being done at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) annual meeting, Sept 22 to 24. I like to say it’s a place where highly influential people go behind closed doors to do good.
Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, CGI convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. CGI annual meetings have brought together more than 150 heads of state, 20 Nobel Prize laureates, hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and nongovernmental organizations, major philanthropists, and members of the media. To date CGI members have made more than 2100 commitments, which are already improving the lives of nearly 400 million people in more than 180 countries.
As part of our involvement in CGI, Cisco along with several nonprofit, NGO, and government partners, made a 4-year investment to support ICT-driven development strategies in five countries in sub-Saharan Africa — primarily through establishment of locally managed and self-sustaining community knowledge centers (CKCs).
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This post was written by Steve Vann, a military recruiter at Cisco
Vernon Bennett is a shining example of Cisco’s initiative to hire military veterans. Vernon spent more than 20 years in the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard and also has years of experience in the civilian sector: a combination that is desirable to Cisco’s recruiters and hiring managers.
As a military recruiter for Cisco, I work with veterans across the United States, helping them find job opportunities at our company. I typically cater to two types of veterans: those just transitioning out of the military who are a great fit for many entry-level roles, and those who have been out of the military for a while and have developed civilian skills.
A few weeks ago, a flurry of emails crossed my desk. Vernon’s résumé was attached and he was looking for a role with Cisco in our Research Triangle Park, North Carolina office. Recruiters, hiring managers, veteran employees, and members of our Veterans Enablement and Troop Support Employee Resource Group all wanted to contact him – both because he had just the right combination of civilian and military skills and because our veteran employees are always looking for opportunities to support our veterans.
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