Kathy Mulvany

VP Corporate Affairs

Corporate Affairs

As Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Cisco, Kathy Mulvany helps steward Cisco's CSR vision of multiplying social, environmental and economic impact through collaborative people and technology networks. She oversees Cisco’s social investment programs addressing education, economic development, and critical human needs. This includes Cisco Networking Academy, one of the largest education programs in the world, recognized globally for its innovative approach to providing ICT skills education to more than 1 million concurrent students in over 170 countries. She manages Cisco’s CSR reporting and stakeholder engagement across environment, social and governance (ESG) issues, as well as partnering with Cisco functional leaders to provide feedback and guidance on emerging issues. She also leads Cisco’s strategic partnerships with the Clinton Global Initiative and the World Economic Forum. Ms. Mulvany earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and English from the University of California, Berkeley.


How the Network Can Protect Earth’s Natural Cycles

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Learn more about the network's game-changing role in advancing environmentally sustainable solutions, and how we can use technology to protect the Earth's natural cycles.

Making Meaningful Progress on GHG Emissions Reduction

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Listen to Episode 1 of the Cisco CSR podcast to hear from sustainability experts on Cisco's long-term greenhouse gas emissions reductions goals.

Cisco Named Sustainability Leader by Dow Jones Sustainability Index

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Cisco is proud to be named a Sustainability Leader on both the Dow Jones Sustainability (DJSI) World and DJSI North America indices in the technology hardware and equipment group.

Cisco Demonstrates Responsive and Responsible Leadership at 2017 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

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Tomorrow, more than 3,000 global leaders from business, government, academia, and civil society will convene at the 2017 World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

Three Ways We Can Impact the Future of Society and the Planet

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This blog is also featured on Huffington Post ImpactX. As a member of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), Cisco is committed to creating and implementing innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. In partnership with other global leaders, we’re tackling new issues every year, from closing the IT skills gap to creating new economic […]

One-Third Of Women in STEM Said They Felt Isolated at Work. Here’s How We’re Helping.

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This blog was originally posted on the Huffington Post. When people ask why we should encourage women and girls to pursue technology education, I tell them about Soso Luningo. Soso grew up in one of South Africa’s poorest provinces, a rural village where lack of economic opportunity is the norm. A fraction of the country’s […]

3 Ways The Internet of Everything Is Improving Our World

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This blog was originally posted on Huffington Post. Every day, we’re bombarded with seemingly unsolvable issues — health care crises, struggling schools, poverty, and climate change are just a few. These issues may at first seem too big for any of us to solve. But in today’s technology-driven world, we actually have more power than […]

Calling All Companies: Military Veterans Bring Dedication, Motivation, and Leadership

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This blog was originally posted on the Huffington Post. This week I had the privilege of attending an event at the White House where the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, and John Chambers, Chairman and CEO of Cisco, unveiled a new program to give returning military service members a fast track to […]

Shared Value: Amplifying the Success of a Business and Its Community

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This post was also published on the Huffington Post ImpactX The term “shared value” was introduced in 2010 by Michael Porter and Mark Kramer, co-founders of FSG, a nonprofit consulting firm specializing in strategy, evaluation, and research. But what does it mean? Simply put, it is the concept that a company can enhance its own competitiveness […]