Social Impact

February 21, 2024

OUR CORPORATE PURPOSE

How sponsorship is a catalyst for change

3 min read

Navigating the corporate world can be daunting but, with the right sponsorship, it doesn't have to be. Learn more about how sponsorship can foster growth and open doors to career advancement.

February 20, 2024

OUR CORPORATE PURPOSE

Social Justice: a global perspective

3 min read

As Cisco moves forward in our social justice journey, we're expanding our perspective to help frame social justice in a way that resonates globally. Framing social justice as access, equity, participation, and human rights allows us to transcend the notion that social justice is simply about race.

January 24, 2024

OUR CORPORATE PURPOSE

International Day of Education 2024: Spotlight on Cisco’s Education Non-Profit Partnerships

5 min read

On International Day of Education, Cisco is proud to spotlight its non-profit partnerships with Code.org, Darsel, Raspberry Pi Foundation, and Science Buddies, in honor of the incredible work these organizations are doing to advance education opportunities globally.

January 22, 2024

OUR CORPORATE PURPOSE

Purpose. Partnership. Impact.

5 min read

To achieve our goal to positively impact one billion lives, Cisco forged over 100 global non-profit partnerships aligned with the purpose-driven principles that guide our business, technology, and innovation. We focused on the areas we could have the deepest impact: crisis response, learning and digital skills, and economic empowerment.

January 11, 2024

OUR CORPORATE PURPOSE

Employee giving and volunteerism drives positive business outcomes

3 min read

Cisco's purpose is to Power an Inclusive Future for All, and at the heart of this is the belief that doing good for the world is good for business. Our journey to engage our employees for positive impact has been the foundation for building a purpose-driven employee culture.

December 13, 2023

OUR CORPORATE PURPOSE

Building inclusive AI will accelerate innovation

6 min read

Artificial intelligence is the biggest development in tech in a generation. It has the power to make our world a more inclusive place. How we harness the power of AI to design a more equitable world for people with disabilities becomes a question of who is building AI and how they are building it.

December 12, 2023

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

The Next One Billion Lives

3 min read

Our ability to impact billions of lives lies in our ability to scale. We’re now expanding our areas of focus to impact entire communities through our Social Impact, Networking Academy, and Country Digital Acceleration programs — to address systemic causes of inequity through innovation and create lasting, generational change.

November 30, 2023

OUR CORPORATE PURPOSE

Cisco expands support to Tribal Colleges and Universities

2 min read

In 2021, Cisco announced our partnership with SFI, a nonprofit that supports students attending minority-serving institutions. Our inaugural work with HBCUs created a blueprint that is now expanding to other minority-serving institutions, and LCOOU is the first tribal college beneficiary.

November 27, 2023

OUR CORPORATE PURPOSE

Transforming career development through AI

5 min read

Learn how Cisco and CareerVillage.org have partnered to transform career development for underrepresented youth through the AI-powered Coach.