Corporate Social Responsibility

Meet Gramhal: A Second Runner-Up of the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2020

Gramhal’s model empowers farmers and enables them to access better prices for their produce and increase their income. Gramhal was the Second Runner-Up in the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2020 and won a $25,000 USD prize. Learn more from their founder and CEO, Vikas Birhma.

Conversations with colleagues: How current events changed their perspective

In my last blog, I explored the internship experience. Continuing the deeper dive into different perspectives across Cisco, I had the wonderful opportunity to interview two current employees within the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) space. Both Stacey and Jen work within communications and played a wonderful role in mentoring me during my time as a […]

Meet CURE: First Runner-Up of the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2020

CURE founder, Mohamed Dhaouafi, won the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge First Runner-Up $75,000 USD prize. Learn more about how they create customizable 3D-printed bionic arms for people with limb differences at an affordable price.

Meet Savanna Circuit Tech: Grand Prize Winner of the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2020

Now that the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2020 winners have been officially announced, you’ll want to learn more about each winning team and the story behind each innovation. We will start with Emmastella Gakuo and Percy Lemtukei, the co-founders of Savanna Circuit Tech, who were awarded the Grand Prize of $100,000 USD.

Cisco interns: How current events changed their perspective

There have been a lot of changes, and many internship programs went remote this year. Lorna Brown shares her experiences at Cisco as an HRUP Program intern and reflects on the impact these past few months have had on herself and graduate intern Jose Avalos.

Cisco commits to eliminate paper documentation in product shipments by the end of 2021

Today, on World Nature Conservation Day and in support of our commitment to a circular economy, we are excited to announce that Cisco will eliminate all paper documentation included in product shipments by the end of 2021!

EforAll: Helping small businesses through entrepreneurship

We recently sat down with EforAll's CEO, David Parker, to learn how they are helping entrepreneurs navigate these challenging times, and why it is more important than ever to support small businesses.

New York teacher uses Global Problem Solvers: The Series to help kids launch a social enterprise

"We were looking for new, innovative things to do with our students,” says Michael. “The staff and I watched the episodes and developed a plan to incorporate it into a program for our students to run their own business, made possible by a grant we applied for through EdCorp Real World Scholars.”

Arizona educator uses Global Problem Solvers: The Series to teach her kids 21st century skills

“It’s perfect for my middle grades – it grows with them,” Kat says. She introduced GPS: The Series to her 4th and 5th grade students a year ago and plans to expand to her 6th graders this year.

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