Social Impact Office

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.

September 12, 2023

OUR CORPORATE PURPOSE

Transforming sustainable food systems through transparency and digital inclusion

6 min read

Fairfood has developed a blockchain-based technology platform called Trace with support from Cisco. Trace provides full transparency across the food supply chain, enabling ethical business practices that improve the lives of small farmerholders and food workers.

August 18, 2023

OUR CORPORATE PURPOSE

Signpost reminds us that great things are possible through collaboration

3 min read

In recognition of World Humanitarian Day, learn more about Cisco's partnership with the International Rescue Committee and Signpost.