CSR best practices

The Bridge to Inclusive Technology: Steps we are taking to increase accessibility

We are entering an era where everything and everyone is connected. In the process, we’re applying the lessons we’ve learned and building technologies that are secure, accessible, and bring people together.

Cisco’s military and veteran program expands support for military spouses, adding a mentorship opportunity

The American Corporate Partners’ (ACP) Active Duty Spouse Mentoring Program, conducted in partnership with Cisco, connects military spouses with Cisco employees who provide mentoring and career advice. Each year, ACP helps more than 3,500 returning military veterans and their spouses find meaningful employment.

Using technology to protect vulnerable communities

Since 2007, Cisco has helped Mercy Corps leverage technology to provide emergency response and economic empowerment programming. That technology foundation is informing the NGO's pandemic response in the following ways:

Impact-First Microloans with Kiva support small businesses during economic downturn

In the current economic environment, many small business owners are struggling and yet may not be able to access government support programs. Kiva has launched expanded services to provide zero interest loans to small businesses in need.

How MIND Research Institute moved quickly to offer free math education to students learning at home

ST Math, MIND Research Institute's flagship visual instructional program, is available at no cost to parents. Since it’s visually-based, students who speak all languages can benefit. We sat down with their CEO, Brett Woudenberg, to learn more.

How TalkingPoints is helping teachers and parents stay connected to enhance student success and well-being

We sat down with Heejae Lim, founder and CEO of TalkingPoints, to learn more about how TalkingPoints is serving as a bridge between teachers and parents right now, as well as serving as a platform that delivers critical information on behalf of schools.

Research Triangle Park: Update on our environmental progress

In 2018, we announced goals to achieve 100 percent renewable energy, water neutrality, and zero waste by FY20 at Cisco’s campus in Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina. Here’s how we made progress in FY19.

Why we need field-based data systems for water quality

Find out how Akvo’s world-class field-based water quality testing solution saves lives by making data available about the presence of contaminants that make water unsafe to drink.