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Tae Yoo

Senior Vice President

Corporate Affairs

The catalyst for Cisco’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) vision, Tae leads the company’s social investments as well as champions environmental efforts and a triple bottom line framework (social, environmental, and financial) across the business. Ms. Yoo drives a strategy that engages public-private partnerships and leverages Cisco’s business, technical, and financial assets for inclusive growth and social impact in communities around the world. After a commitment in 2016 to positively impact 1 billion people with digital solutions by 2025, Cisco has already impacted 527 million, primarily through its strategic social investments and efforts to catalyze an entrepreneurial ecosystem that supports progress and inclusive growth. Corporate Affairs also invests in developing digital skills and creating positive change in education and workforce development. Through her leadership, the Cisco Networking Academy program has become one of the largest ICT education programs in the world, reaching over 12.6 million students since the program’s inception in 1997 and helping 2.7 million people get jobs since 2005. Ms. Yoo was one of Cisco’s early employees. Prior to Corporate Affairs, she was influential in creating new markets for Cisco by co-founding the Business Development organization. She also spent time based in Europe where she provided leadership to Cisco’s Global Distribution Channels, a critical component in the company’s growth. Throughout her tenure, Ms. Yoo’s insight and business acumen have enabled Cisco to successfully collaborate across government, business, and NGOs for tangible, positive outcome. Ms. Yoo envisions a world where everyone will be able to participate and succeed in the digital economy. As a CSR trailblazer recently named one of GreenBiz’ 25 Badass Women Shaping Climate Action in 2021, Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Women of Influence, and Assent Compliance’s Top 100 Corporate Social Responsibility Influence Leaders, Ms. Yoo frequently speaks and writes on the evolution of CSR as well as the need for better broadband access in developing countries, innovative education models that lead to jobs, and a new generation of innovators who leverage technology for social impact. Currently, Ms. Yoo is a Trustee of the Cisco Foundation and member of the Service Year Alliance Board. She is also a member on the WEF Global Future Council on the New Agenda for Education and Skills and a founding member of the CSR Board. Ms. Yoo holds a degree in Communications from Virginia Tech.

Articles

Announcing the 2019 Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge Winners

It is with much excitement that I introduce you to the winners of the 2019 Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge, including the People's Choice Award.

April 22, 2019

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Earth Day: What Makes Cisco a Sustainability Leader?

In celebration of Earth Day, we spoke to three Cisco experts about how our teams and individuals are driving Cisco’s leadership in sustainability.

March 13, 2019

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Ruba Borno Joins the Forum of Young Global Leaders Class of 2019

We proudly share that our own Ruba Borno, Vice President and General Manager of Cisco Managed Services, has been selected as one of the Young Global Leaders of 2019.

February 15, 2019

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Cisco is #2 on Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies Ranking

We are proud to be once again included on Barron’s second annual list of 100 Most Sustainable Companies, at #2.

December 12, 2018

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The Path You are Meant to Take

Our 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, launched today, demonstrates how we're making the impossible possible.

September 29, 2018

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Shining a Spotlight on Young Leaders Who are Solving Global Problems

Inspiring the next generation of global problem solvers, how Cisco is partnering with Global Citizen to recognize young leaders.

How Cisco Is Helping Tweens Become Tech-Savvy Global Problem Solvers

Help us build a pathway for in-demand entrepreneurial and life skills, growing the impact that GPS: The Series participants can have now and hopefully for years to come.

June 25, 2018

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Introducing Global Problem Solvers: The Series

We’re pleased to introduce Global Problem Solvers: The Series (GPS: The Series), a new Cisco corporate social responsibility (CSR) educational initiative.

May 21, 2018

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Announcing the 2018 Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge Winners

In this second year of the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge, Cisco is proud to continue recognizing young entrepreneurs who are developing innovative, technology-based solutions and services that have the ability to change the world.