Cisco Purpose

Inclusive Leadership via Language

Ever start a team meeting with the greeting, “Hey, guys”?   You might realize it’s not inclusive language as you say it, and try to correct with a hesitant, “and gals,” which tends to make the intention moot and the moment awkward. Inclusive language can be tricky, especially when you consider cultural norms and communication patterns. […]

Change systems — Change the world

Cisco's first Chief Social Impact Officer, Brian Tippens, shares how we can change the world by changing systems.

How Cisco is pursuing pay fairness

Cisco has a set of Social Justice Beliefs and 12 Actions. Action 3, Expand Pay Parity, guides our work to ensure pay fairness for all employees.

September 22, 2022


Net zero one year later

One year ago, Cisco committed to reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions across its value chain by 2040. Cisco’s first Chief Sustainability Officer, Mary de Wysocki, reflects on our journey so far.

Driven by purpose and our commitment to social justice

Cisco’s purpose is to Power an Inclusive Future for All. We deliver on our purpose by bringing together all our strengths and resources.