Each year, the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship hosts the International Corporate Citizenship Film Festival. The event, in its ninth year, is the largest film festival devoted exclusively to celebrating the work of corporate social responsibility (CSR) professionals, companies, and programs.

Cisco CSR submitted its most recent video, “Leveraging Innovation to Change the World for Good,” and is one of 16 “large companies” participating in this year’s contest. Open to the general public, voting takes place from January 17 to February 17 and will determine three finalists from each of the three categories.

As an employee, industry leader, or fan of Cisco’s corporate social responsibility work, you can vote for the video here:

Vote for Cisco CSR!

For the past 20 years, we’ve applied our technology and expertise to accelerate global problem solving and positively impact people, society, and the planet. In the digital economy, global problem solvers can take advantage of technology to create solutions that address our world’s largest challenges, including climate change, poverty, and hunger.

Our video, narrated by Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins and Corporate Affairs SVP Tae Yoo, demonstrates the power of digitization to advance positive social and environmental change. It shows that everyone has a role to play and highlights Cisco’s ambitious CSR goal to positively impact 1 billion people by 2025.

Through examples of Cisco’s partnerships with non-profits and social enterprises, the video illustrates the inspiring journey of how Cisco is empowering global problem solvers across the globe. It showcases Cisco’s belief that impact multiplies and innovative solutions arise when passionate people and transformative technology combine to solve a problem.

Following the public voting, a panel of industry experts will review the nine finalists as selected by voters. The panel will select one winner from each of the three company-size categories as well as the Best in Show winner. Judging is based on content and storytelling, production quality, and alignment with the participating company’s overall corporate citizenship objectives.

Remember to vote before February 17 and follow Cisco CSR on Twitter for updates!


Austin Belisle

No Longer with Cisco