Corporate Social Responsibility

Investing in Innovation Pays Off for Math Students

This week, Cisco will receive the National Partner in Innovation Award from MIND Research Institute, based in Southern California. We are honored, but that’s not what is most important. While many such awards are given annually by nonprofits to recognize their donors, this award actually acknowledges a decade-long partnership between Cisco and MIND to improve […]

Students in Chile Hope to Fill Growing IT Skills Gap

It’s not often that I get to meet with hundreds of passionate students who are eager to learn! That was the scene at the Cisco Networking Academy Student Day this week in Chile, which was an incredible chance to meet students and instructors and speak about their future careers in technology. The Cisco Networking Academy […]

Connecting Qualified Veterans To The Jobs They Deserve

It’s Veterans Day, and Cisco is proud to support veterans and their families in many ways. For one, we look for opportunities to hire veterans at Cisco: Courtney Beard is just one our most recent hires. We also train veterans and military personnel for future careers in information and communications technology (ICT) through the Cisco […]

Breaking Down Barriers to Children’s Healthcare in Brazil

This week, Cisco launched its newest CSR program – Connected Healthy Children – Brazil. Much of the Brazilian population lives far away from major cities, so distance can pose a real barrier for children who need specialized medical care. For example, 41 percent of all infants under age 1 and 90 percent of newborns with […]

Working Together to Solve the World’s No. 1 Health Risk

Hunger is the world’s #1 health risk, with 1 in 7 people going hungry worldwide. Hunger kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. Close to 900 million people do not have enough to eat and 98 percent of them live in developing countries. Even in developed countries like the United States, 15 […]

Removing Language Barriers from Math Education Improves Student Achievement

What if your biggest challenge in learning math was that you could not understand the words that the teacher used to convey math concepts? That the language in the math book was not your first language? Or that your learning disability involved difficulties with words and reading? Dr. Matthew Peterson, co-founder and COO of MIND […]

Annual Event Targets Untapped Resource: Our Military Veterans

In America today there is a huge untapped resource that could dramatically improve the productivity of companies across the nation. Renewable energy? Tax breaks? No… It’s the 1 million military veterans returning to the job market. One million individuals who understand teamwork and leadership, have a proven ability to learn quickly, a strong work ethic, […]

Being Boring in the Water Sector Pays Off

A portion of this blog was originally published on WASHfunders.org  Data isn’t sexy. It doesn’t have the emotional appeal of water flowing from a hand pump for the first time into a child’s waiting hands. Nor does it have the “going viral” potential of Matt Damon refusing to use the toilet for a year. But […]

Cisco’s Kathy Mulvany Featured in Women in CSR Series

This week TriplePundit featured Cisco Corporate Affairs Senior Director Kathy Mulvany in its series on leading female CSR practitioners. Read the complete interview below. Thanks to TriplePundit for permission...