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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.

Global problem solving through STEM: What Cisco’s nonprofit partners are doing to support learning at home

As school closures impact students, we realize how important it is for them to have access to quality educational content while they learn from home. Cisco's nonprofit partners like Science Buddies, Code.org, Technovation Families, and MIND Research Institute have developed engaging ways to learn STEM subjects remotely.

One woman’s career journey from student to cybersecurity professional

Samantha faced sexism at school but it didn't slow her down in pursuing the technical job of her dreams.

How a digital data collection tool is helping humanitarians

KoBoToolbox is a free, open-source digital data collection and analysis tool for the NGO sector. This tool makes it possible for disaster-relief workers to create surveys and collect data in any language.

The world’s most sustainable companies revealed

Cisco made the top ten of Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies in America ranking for the third year in a row.

Inside Cisco’s efforts to manage minerals in our supply chain

We continually conduct due diligence on minerals in our supply chain to ensure their mining and sale is not benefiting armed groups or actors that commit human rights violations. But until now, precise data about the origin of minerals has been lacking. Without this data, it’s much harder for us to address human rights and other issues at their source: the mine. The Transparensee Project aims to change that.

How a game is inspiring the next generation of cybersecurity professionals

picoCTF is an online computer hacking game that challenges beginners and experts alike to solve real-life cybersecurity problems. Cisco enables picoCTF to gamify hacking and address the skills gap in cybersecurity careers.