Materiality: Determining what matters most
An important input to report content and CSR strategy is a materiality assessment. The assessment helps us understand what issues are most important to stakeholders inside and outside Cisco.
How Cisco manages corporate social responsibility
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is core to our purpose, our culture, and how we invest. We focus on People, Society, and Planet—issues that align with our business strategy and where we can have the greatest potential for impact.
One woman’s career journey from student to cybersecurity professional
Samantha faced sexism at school but it didn't slow her down in pursuing the technical job of her dreams.
Global Citizen: Powering the movement to end poverty
Through a new partnership with international antipoverty organization Global Citizen, we’re equipping young people with the tools to make a difference.
No shame, no stigma: Ending the mental health taboo
Mental health is health. But for too long, too many people have been afraid to ask for support. Learn how Cisco is changing the conversation around mental health.
Digital Green: Providing for those who provide for others
Smallholder farmers produce more than 80 percent of the world’s food. But they also make up 80 percent of the world’s poorest people, which means they often lack the resources to grow their businesses. Digital Green, a Cisco social investment partner, is using technology to change this equation.
How Destination: Home works to make homelessness in Silicon Valley rare, brief and nonrecurring
Cisco has moved to address this serious and growing crisis of inequality in our backyard. In 2018, we committed to donate $50 million over five years to help Destination: Home catalyze public funding and launch the Supportive Housing & Innovation Fund. Here's how the funds are being used.
The Digital Readiness Index: transforming economies through technology
Understanding a country’s digital readiness helps give insight to what specific investments or interventions could help a country move up in their digital journey, creating jobs and increasing quality of life for residents.