Our Corporate Purpose

Welcome to Our Corporate Purpose blog! We highlight our work and initiatives benefitting our people, communities, and the planet, and helping to Power an Inclusive Future for All.

Celebrating women’s inclusion in the climate innovation space

Celebrating women’s inclusion in the climate innovation space

For International Women’s Day (IWD), we asked six women entrepreneurs to tell us how women’s leadership and creativity in the climate innovation space helps us build resilient ecosystems for a digital and low-carbon economy.

Preparedness is the key: training with the Crisis Response Community

Preparedness is the key: training with the Crisis Response Community

Cisco employee volunteers talk about their experience with hands-on disaster response training, and how they combine their passion for service with both technical and non-technical skills to create connectivity in crisis conditions.

Promoting Sustainable Livelihoods in South America and the Amazon

Promoting Sustainable Livelihoods in South America and the Amazon

Meet Cisco Foundation grantees working to secure both economic opportunity and ecosystem preservation in and around the Amazon.

Innovative Financing for Amazon Region Preservation and Restoration

6 min read

Cisco Foundation partner organizations are working to provide diverse and innovative financing opportunities in the Amazon Region.

Tech Tools for the Future: Zebras, AI, and Girls in ICT Day

6 min read

Emma Reid interviews Dr. Tanya Berger-Wolf about how AI is being used in animal conservation. Hear more on our special Women Rock-IT broadcast to support International Girls in ICT Day on April 25, 2024.

Sustainability 101: What is environmental reporting?

4 min read

Curious about environmental reporting? Learn how it helps increase transparency and trust, and helps promote best practices.

March 21, 2024

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Transforming communities, one drop of water at a time

4 min read

In honor of World Water Day, we're spotlighting Cisco and Cisco Foundation nonprofit partners advocating for this natural resource.

Are you AI-Ready? Cisco Networking Academy is closing the gender gap in AI

4 min read

Join us for Women Rock-IT on April 25. Start exploring how you can use AI for an AI-fueled career boost. Hear from real-time innovators and leaders in their fields. Ask your questions and access free entry-level courses from Cisco Networking Academy to get started right away.

Empowering women and transforming economies globally through inclusive partnerships

8 min read

Learn more about four of Cisco’s partners - Living Goods, One Acre Fund, Solar Sister, and Trickle Up - who helped us exceed our One Billion Lives Impacted goal by providing people, especially women, with equitable access to the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to support themselves and their families toward long-term independence, resilience, and economic security.

February 29, 2024

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Investing in partnerships for inclusion and innovation: a spotlight on Astia and Kiva

5 min read

This Social Impact Partner series blog features Cisco’s partnership with Astia and Kiva, in honor of the incredible work these organizations are doing to advance investment opportunities to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color-owned businesses in the United States and globally.

February 26, 2024

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Sustainability 101: What are ecolabels?

5 min read

Many companies want to show how they are making their products more sustainable. That’s where ecolabels come in.

February 22, 2024

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From childhood curiosity to Cisco’s FIFA Women’s World Cup all-female Dream Team

6 min read

Noor Zafar is a Cybersecurity Cadet Risk Advisory Analyst at Deloitte and a speaker on Cisco Networking Academy’s Women Rock-IT broadcast.

The Power of Purpose

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