Corporate Social Responsibility

The Importance of Ethical AI in Creating a Sustainable, Equitable Future

Our fifth annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge includes a $50,000 USD Ethical Artificial Intelligence (AI) Prize this year. This prize will be awarded to a startup designing artificial intelligence (AI) in an inherently ethical manner, so that the solution addresses social, environmental, or technological challenges.

Human Rights & Technology: How Cisco works to respect & uphold human rights

In honor of International Human Rights Day, Mark Chandler, Executive Vice President and Cisco's Chief Legal Officer, reflects on how respecting human rights is not only the right thing to do, it's also good for our business. 

What Happens When the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge Meets Digital Inclusivity?

Our fifth annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge includes a $50,000 USD Digital Inclusivity Prize this year. This prize will be awarded to a startup using technology that closes the ever-widening digital divide.

Celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities

One of my favorite sayings from a dear friend of mine is “walk a mile in someone else’s shoes – that way you can begin to understand their experience.” Most of us have heard a simpler version of this idiom, but I think it’s especially poignant today, International Day of Persons with Disabilities – a […]

Cisco’s Sustainability Speaker Series focuses on Environmental Justice

We hosted the second part to Cisco’s annual sustainability speaker series for Cisco employees and contractors, called SustainX. This second part focused entirely on Environmental Justice.

People Behind CSR at Cisco: Dedicated to giving back

As a Community Impact Manager at Cisco, Ajay Gopal is dedicated to giving back, supported by the belief that businesses can be a force for good. His continued leadership reflects his convictions within Cisco’s approach to CSR.

Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge Announces $50K USD Pandemic Response Prize

To help accelerate tech for good solutions that address the challenges created by the pandemic, the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2021 has added a special Pandemic Response Prize. The Pandemic Response Prize will be awarded to a startup responding to COVID-19 or future pandemic crises. The winning team will have an innovative technology solution that accelerates the response to, or recovery from, COVID-19 and its physical, social, or economic impact. The winner of the Pandemic Response Prize will be awarded $50,000 USD to accelerate the development of their solution.

Solving the Mental Healthcare Access Problem with Modern Health

This year, we’ve faced simultaneous crises impacting our daily lives—COVID-19 pandemic, unemployment, racial injustices, natural disasters, and divisive politics. All of which have taken their toll on the mental health of many. But mental healthcare is still surprisingly hard to access.

Dream. Plan. Execute: Stirring Up Magic with our First-Ever Entrepreneurship Award for HBCUs

The Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge is a competition that awards cash prizes to early-stage technology entrepreneurs solving the world's social and environmental problems. This year, we are also offering a HBCU Startup Prize.

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