Corporate Social Responsibility

Cisco Employee Shares How to Pay it Forward

This blog was written by Ricardo Benavidez, a government and community relations manager at Cisco, and originally published by Citizen Schools, one of Cisco’s nonprofit partners. If you walk through my neighborhood of East San Jose you will hear this same story told again and again. The story of men and women who have come to this […]

A New Look for Corporate Social Responsibility at Cisco

For years I suppose I was just like you, pretty cynical about the whole concept of “Corporate” social responsibility. Can an organization be truly socially responsible given the bottom line is selling product? Five years ago I left an industry I loved, education technology, and entered into the amorphous world of corporate social responsibility (CSR). […]

Cisco Launches New Corporate Social Responsibility Website

Cisco Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has redesigned its external website csr.cisco.com. The new format makes it easy to find and share impact stories that showcase how Cisco CSR is benefiting people, communities, and the planet. Bringing together technology, partnerships, and our expertise are important reasons for the success of Cisco’s CSR public/private partnerships and its […]

Cisco Nonprofit Partner Featured on 60 Minutes for Efforts to End Chronic Homelessness

Community Solutions, a national nonprofit that Cisco has supported with cash and product grants since 2011, was featured on 60 Minutes this week for its 100,000 Homes Campaign — a collaboration of more than 200 communities working together to collectively house 100,000 chronically homeless people in the United States by July 2014. Our partnership will […]

Cisco is Stepping Up and Leaning In with the Women of Impact Conference

This post was written by guest blogger Jaclyn Lanasa, Enterprise Account Manager Cisco NYC. Jaclyn Lanasa & Olivia Shen Green are co-directors of the 2014 Cisco Women of Impact Conference About a year ago, Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers told his employees that Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In” book had opened his eyes. He vowed to […]

“Academy Day” Opens Doors for Future Architects of the Internet of Everything

This post was written by guest blogger Bernd Überbacher of Austria, a top scorer in the 2013 international Cisco Networking Academy NetRiders competitions. He is currently a Cisco Networking Academy student in Innsbruck, Austria and attended the first-ever “Academy Day” at Cisco Live in Milan, Italy, on January 27.  As I’m curious by nature, I […]

Cisco is Among Canada’s 10 “Most Admired Corporate Cultures”

This post was written by guest blogger Nicole Geronimo, who works for Cisco’s Corporate Affairs team in Toronto, Canada. On February 3, Cisco Canada was presented with an award, given by executive search firm Waterstone Human Capital, for being a national winner of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures of 2013. Cisco Canada was among […]

Annual Contest Honors Videos That Drive Social Change

Cisco is once again sponsoring the DoGooder Video Awards, which recognize the creative and effective use of video in promoting social good. New this year is a category for young do-gooders, aged 12 to 21, who best communicated their thoughts on pressing social issues in a way that inspired others. Video submissions will be accepted via the contest […]

8000+ Networking Academy Students Attend First-Ever “Academy Day” At Cisco Live

As Cisco Live, one of our annual, regional training, networking, and education conferences, wraps up in Milan, Italy today, we are pleased to report that our first-ever Academy Day drew more than 8000 Cisco Networking Academy students, both in-person and online. Cisco Networking Academy prepares students to design, build, manage and secure networks – to […]