Corporate Social Responsibility

People Behind CSR at Cisco: Why we take ethics and integrity seriously

Like any Corporate Social Responsibility program that aims to contribute to the greater good, maintaining internal ethical practices means those external programs have greater impact. We recently sat down with Laura Ellis, Global Ethics and Compliance Manager at Cisco, to learn more about Cisco's culture of inclusiveness and compliance.

How Cisco addresses critical human needs and crisis response

As long as humanitarian crises disproportionately affect the most vulnerable members of society, there cannot be an Inclusive Future for all. Similarly, the promise of a digital economy—where connectivity unleashes new possibilities for creativity and innovation—cannot be realized until people’s basic needs for food, clean water, and adequate shelter are met.

Opening a window of opportunity to bring more women into the tech workforce

The pandemic has shown that it can deepen inequities — and create opportunities. Women are disproportionately affected by many of the cultural, economic, and technological shifts that the pandemic is accelerating. But even as many women navigate their new roles as full-time caregivers, ad hoc teachers, and bread winners, digitization is providing a unique opportunity for women to rise.

Technology: The pathway to financial inclusion

Grace Wong, the Founder of Liven, Australia's biggest loyalty-based payment network and the first platform to “gamify” payments in the offline world, shares how she uses technology to change the world.

EnergyOps: Reducing Cisco’s energy use and greenhouse gas emissions

Reducing our energy use and GHG emissions is an issue of high importance to our customers, employees, and company leadership, and is therefore one of our top material issues.

Spend a Moment and Look Yourself in the Social Justice Mirror

Vice President of Global Partner Transformation at Cisco, Julia Chen, shares how social justice requires us to act with deliberate curiosity, care, advocacy, and sponsorship.

The social justice of education: An interview with the CEO of New Teacher Center

New Teacher Center (NTC) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving student learning for systemically underserved students by increasing educator effectiveness. Dr. Blackburn, CEO of NTC, recently talked to us about the link between social justice and education and shared how his organization supports educators who serve students with the highest needs.

Social Justice and the hills we climb

Cisco Vice President, Chief Inclusion & Collaboration Officer, Shari Slate, shares how we commemorate Social Justice week and honor those across the globe who stand for it. Fight for it. Have lived – and died – for it.

Mercy Corps reports on year three of Technology for Impact partnership with Cisco

Technology for Impact is a 5-year collaboration between Mercy Corps and Cisco to unlock new possibilities and reach more people through the power of technology. Our combined vision is to work toward a world of digital inclusion and opportunity, where the ethical use of technology empowers secure, productive, and just communities.

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