Corporate Social Responsibility

Using AI for good: Identifying and locating survivors of human trafficking

This blog post comes from Emily Kennedy, a U.S.-based entrepreneur. She co-founded Marinus Analytics, an AI-based startup that identifies victims of sex trafficking based on online movements.

Connecting in a time of crisis: Cisco’s response to COVID-19

COVID-19 has touched us all. And throughout this crisis, Cisco has responded as only we can—by enabling the world’s networks to handle the sudden work-from-home surge, as well as providing collaboration tools that have brought people together virtually during this time.

Sidestepping the status quo: My entrepreneurial journey

This blog post comes from Sarah Mak, an Australian-based technology entrepreneur and storyteller. She's the co-founder and CEO at Folktale, a SaaS platform for organizations to listen-at-scale through crowd-sourced videos.

Stepping in together to help the children of Lebanon

Cisco engineer, Maha Akkari, shares one of her favorite and recent Cisco community initiatives. It is the story of a 1,000-pair shoe donation that evolved into a nationwide 52,000-pair shoe distribution – in only a year!

Business and Human Rights at Cisco

Cisco has long recognized that we havoe a responsibility to respect human rights. We are meeting this responsibility in a way that reflects the global nature of our business, the complexity of our supply chain and selling programs, and the rapid nature of innovation throughout our business units.

One entrepreneur’s search for a BrightSign leads to a life-changing invention

This blog post comes from Hadeel Ayoub, a London-based designer, programmer, and researcher in human computer interactions. Hadeel is the Founder and CEO of BrightSign and the inventor of a smart glove that assists people with hearing impairments to sign and translate with others.

Astia is transforming the way we fund businesses

Cisco has invested in early-phase funding to help Astia develop a tech-enabled platform to source and screen companies applying to Astia for investment, and work to remove bias from the investment process. We recently sat down with Sharon Vosmek, CEO of Astia, and Tanya Van Court, the CEO of Goalsetter, an investee company in Astia's portfolio, to learn more.

Choose to challenge: How investing in women strengthens families and communities

This year's theme for International Women's Day is "choose to challenge," which encourages every one of us to call out gender bias and inequality, and to seek out and celebrate women's achievements. In honor of this day, we share the stories of four women in different parts of the world, to see how investing in their work helped strengthen their communities.

Code.org: Driving a global digital literacy movement in K-12 education

There are over 2 billion computers and more than 2.5 million apps in the world today, integrated into nearly every aspect of our lives. They influence how we work, drive, access healthcare, vote and more – and their uses are only growing. But how much do we really know about them? The answer for many of us is very little. The nonprofit Code.org is on a mission to change that.

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