Corporate Social Responsibility

Multiplying the Impact of Food and Housing Relief

When you have a regular paycheck, a roof over your head, your health, and a fully stocked refrigerator, it’s easy to focus on other activities of daily living. But when you lack one or all of these things, your focus is on surviving. I know all this from first-hand experience. As a child, I helped […]

Trading Up to Lower Carbon in Bangalore

Electric trading markets that allow consumers to procure blocks of energy directly from generation providers have existed for a long time, but have tended to be in areas with highly stable distribution systems with access limited to large consumers.  Customer segmentation within electricity markets has therefore been limited, with utilities defining tariffs and establishing service […]

How Can We Encourage Students Of All Backgrounds To Go Into STEM?

Today in the Huffington Post, Blair Christie, Cisco Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, and Eric Schwarz, cofounder and CEO of Citizen Schools wrote about our organizations' collective commitment...

DoGooder Video Award Winners Inspire Change

Congratulations to the winners of the DoGooder Video Awards, who were announced today at the Nonprofit Technology Conference in Washington, D.C.! The DoGooder Awards recognize the creative and effective use of video to promote social good. Cisco sponsored the awards for the third year in a row, providing a cash prize to the winner in the “Best Nonprofit […]

Cisco Employee Volunteers Help Families Become Homeowners

This post was written by guest blogger Katherine Toch, Senior Marketing Manager, Cisco Corporate Affairs A home, at first thought…seems like a pretty simple concept.  Four walls, some windows, a couple doors and you have a house. But it is more than that, it is a place to put down your roots and become part of […]

Cisco Honored for Supporting Disaster Relief in the Bay Area

Cisco is proud to announce it has received the 2014 Humanitarian Partnership Award from the Silicon Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross. The award recognizes the support Cisco has given to the American Red Cross’ mission, and salutes the significant impact Cisco has made in Silicon Valley. Cisco’s relationship with the Silicon Valley Chapter, […]

Recognizing Programs that Empower Girls and Women

As we prepare to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, I am reflecting on so many factors that led to where I am today. My mother grew up in India when the path for most women was not one of higher education and a professional life. Yet, with the support of her family, she […]

One-Third Of Women in STEM Said They Felt Isolated at Work. Here’s How We’re Helping.

This blog was originally posted on the Huffington Post. When people ask why we should encourage women and girls to pursue technology education, I tell them about Soso Luningo. Soso grew up in one of South Africa’s poorest provinces, a rural village where lack of economic opportunity is the norm. A fraction of the country’s […]

Vote for Videos that Inspire Social Good

Cisco is proud to sponsor the DoGooder Video Awards for the third year in a row. These awards recognize the creative and effective use of video in promoting social good. The submissions included a wide array of funny, moving, and informative videos that embraced strong storytelling to communicate important messages. It was a difficult task, but […]