Sustainability 101: What are virgin plastics?
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by Stacey Faucett
3w ago
Do you feel a bit lost when people refer to certain environmental sustainability topics and aren’t sure where to start when it comes to learning more? Sustainability 101 is a blog series that you can … Read more on Cisco Blogs ..read more
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Be You, With Us: Empowering Diverse Authentic Voices in Corporate Spaces
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by Shaniqua Ingol
1M ago
What does it mean to be your whole self at work? Is it showcasing your allyship button or favorite tattoo? Is it wearing your natural curly hair or dressing more casually? For most, being their… Read more on Cisco Blogs ..read more
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Cisco Networking Academy fostering founders, one learner at a time
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by Laura Quintana
1M ago
As we celebrate World Entrepreneurs’ Day on August 21, it is interesting to reflect on how an established company like Cisco—a Fortune 500 company with more than 80,000 employees—relates to entre… Read more on Cisco Blogs ..read more
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Climate Finance Tracker: Mapping the Climate Finance Ecosystem
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by Peter Tavernise
1M ago
This blog was prepared with deep thanks to Cisco employee volunteer Haitham Al-Shabibi. Climate change is an issue we can’t solve alone, yet it seems like very few of those working to solve it have a… Read more on Cisco Blogs ..read more
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How Cisco’s Commitment to DEI Helped It Keep One of Its Best Employees for 23 years (and counting!)
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by Andrew Williams
1M ago
A company isn’t crowned “best place to work in the U.S.” for a third year in a row by chance. It takes intentionality, awareness, and commitment. From publicly dedicating  $300-million-dollars to supp… Read more on Cisco Blogs ..read more
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Applying circular design thinking
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by Stacey Faucett
1y ago
The following is an excerpt from the 2022 Cisco Purpose Report, published on December 8, 2022. Circular design means designing products and systems that enable reuse, minimize environmental impact and resource use, drive innovation, and realize value for our stakeholders. In fiscal 2021, we launched a design evaluation methodology to help us track progress toward our circular design goal. In the initial year of using this methodology, 13 percent of new product and packaging designs were evaluated and scored against that methodology, 33 percent of which met our circular design criteria. We are ..read more
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Cisco and Mercy Corps: Cultivating climate adaptation and resilience in Kenya
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by Erin Connor
1y ago
Cisco and Mercy Corps recently completed a five-year Technology for Impact partnership centered on delivering humanitarian aid and development assistance faster, better and to more people around the world by accelerating digital solutions.  There’s a lot to celebrate and reflect on, especially as we center our energy on our new partnership focused on fostering climate adaptation and resilience in the Horn of Africa. Below is a conversation I had recently with Carolyn Florey, Senior Director of Mercy Corps’ Technology for Development Team, reflecting on our transformational partnership, an ..read more
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Cisco releases 2022 Purpose Report, highlighting progress on ESG goals
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by Mary de Wysocki
1y ago
I’m happy to announce that today Cisco released its annual Purpose Report. The 2022 Cisco Purpose Report describes our goals, progress, and impact for the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) topics that are significant to achieving our purpose to Power an Inclusive Future for All, and that are important for our stakeholders. The theme of this year’s report is “Purpose Personified,” and in it we highlight some of the people who have brought our purpose to life in our last fiscal year. For example, you will meet J.J. Cummings, who helped identify and prevent cyberattacks against Ukrainia ..read more
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How Cisco employees in Australia step up to volunteer
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by Nadine James
1y ago
This blog is written by Karen Balstrup, an Administrative Assistant at Cisco Australia. Since she joined Cisco three years ago, Karen has been involved in co-ordinating Cisco teams in community activity for a local domestic violence shelter and for gathering and repurposing food supplies for the homeless. She recently joined the ONEx Communities Global Day2Give as a Local Leader as well as joining the AppD Cares ANZ Chapter. Karen Balstrup, an Administrative Assistant at Cisco Australia Volunteering began in my life with the local district netball club. Led by mother’s tradition of giving back ..read more
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Cisco Networking Academy: Innovating to make education accessible and equitable for all
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by Laura Quintana
1y ago
On December third we acknowledge International Day of Persons with Disabilities and reflect on Cisco Networking Academy’s commitment to create an inclusive future for all, including people living with disabilities. This year, the United Nations unveils a theme echoing Cisco’s position: “Transformative solutions for inclusive development – the role of innovation in fuelling an accessible and equitable world.” As many as one billion people worldwide live with a disability. One in eight people are more likely to be disadvantaged by poorer education outcomes and lower levels of employment. One stu ..read more
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