Corporate Social Responsibility

Cisco helps military veterans find paths to meaningful employment through partnership with Onward to Opportunity

We’re all navigating this fast-changing environment, doing our best to adjust to the rapid shift to remote working and online learning. This can feel even more uncertain for our military and veteran community as they transition to civilian careers. This transition is daunting in any circumstance, but a fragile economy and shifting work dynamics creates even greater barriers for those who are separating from military service. Cisco and Onward to Opportunity have partnered to provide veterans pathways to meaningful employment.

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 Cisco Networking Academy provides a bridge to career possibilities for people everywhere

Cisco Networking Academy provides access for anyone, anywhere to gain new digital skills. The program is available to teenagers, those pursuing higher education, and those seeking a new career path.

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.

Meet the nonprofits helping the most vulnerable

Cisco has always supported nonprofits working to help these at-risk people and families. Since March, we’ve provided additional funding to three strategic nonprofit partners that are working to help our most vulnerable citizens access the care and services they need.

Cisco’s military and veteran program expands support for military spouses, adding a mentorship opportunity

The American Corporate Partners’ (ACP) Active Duty Spouse Mentoring Program, conducted in partnership with Cisco, connects military spouses with Cisco employees who provide mentoring and career advice. Each year, ACP helps more than 3,500 returning military veterans and their spouses find meaningful employment.

Creating an ethical framework for AI to protect the customer experience

Within five years, AI will have the ability to hyper-personalise the customer experience. Introducing an ethical framework for AI could prove essential for organisations to execute an unbiased CX.

Meet the nonprofits helping those who are facing hunger and food insecurity

Cisco has always supported nonprofits working to help reduce food insecurity. Since March, we’ve provided additional funding to four strategic nonprofit partners that are working to ensure that families have food on the table. Here is how Feeding America, Second Harvest Food Bank of Silicon Valley, Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, and Replate are taking action.

Using technology to protect vulnerable communities

Since 2007, Cisco has helped Mercy Corps leverage technology to provide emergency response and economic empowerment programming. That technology foundation is informing the NGO's pandemic response in the following ways:

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