Feeding the World Without Wrecking the Planet
Food is fundamental to the human experience and food production has a huge impact on the world’s resources – in fact, 70 percent of the world’s water is used in agriculture. So how do we scale production without wrecking the planet?
How the Tactical Operations team keeps people connected when they need it the most
There are different approaches to helping out during a crisis. One form of aid is providing internet connectivity. Cisco's TacOps team recently worked with a county to help provide WiFi in a temporary homeless shelter.
Social Impact at Cisco Live US 2020: Powering an Inclusive Future
Cisco Live US had its first global digital event on June 16th and 17th. This year's event focused on “possibilities,” and how technology can help to solve the world's problems.
Building character towards future success
It is your skills and character that makes you who you are. You get to decide on which skills you have. But your character … how does that happen?
How a medical social enterprise used 3D printing technology to help during a PPE shortage
Vispala is a social enterprise that uses 3D printing technology to produce low-cost prosthetic arms in India. Recently, they made a temporary shift in their manufacturing to provide face shields during a time of need.
Waste management innovation: making the impossible possible
People piled trash in streets, causing filth and disease. While people blamed the government, Nivedha knew there was a solution to sort and recycle all waste and clean the streets.
Virtual volunteering: How I spent 18 hours helping families make ends meet
There was a need for virtual volunteers to help out with the Santa Clara County COVID-19 Financial Assistance Fund. So a member of Cisco's Corporate Affairs team decided to take action.
Reducing food waste and food insecurity one meal at a time
Replate is a nonprofit with a mission to reduce food waste and food insecurity through its food recovery system. Most recently, Cisco and Cisco Foundation donated $1.2 million to help them expand their food recovery services. We sat down with Replate's CEO and founder, Maen Mahfoud, to learn more about Replate’s mission, and its response to business closures.
How a former Global Problem Solver winner is helping to monitor patient vital signs
Neopenda is a social enterprise startup that won the Cisco Global Problem Solver Prize at the 2016 Rice Business Plan Competition. Sona Shah, co-founder and CEO of Neopenda, recently shared with us how their device, neoGuard, is being used on neonatal, pediatric, and adult patients to help monitor their health during the COVID-19 pandemic.