Cisco Impact Area | Innovation

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Cisco Impact Area | Innovation

Imagine an inclusive digital future

Technology is rapidly changing the world of work, our local communities, and our daily lives. Everyone should be able to participate in this transformation. We are crafting new corporate social responsibility initiatives that address global problems, support innovative ideas, and enable opportunity for all in our increasingly digital world.

Empowering tomorrow's global problem solvers

Over the past two decades, we built Cisco Networking Academy into an award-winning education and career-building program, opening doors for people around the world.

As we look toward the next 20 years, we’re coming up with new ways to inspire today’s digital natives to become tomorrow’s global problem solvers. We’re investing in entrepreneurs and early-stage start-ups that harness technology for social good. We partner with nonprofits that use technology to transform lives and scale their impact. And we collaborate with public universities to advance their communities through the power of digitization.

Click here to learn more about Cisco's Innovation Impact.

Videos From This Campaign

Content from this campaign

What Kind of Global Problem Solver Are You?
What is a global problem solver? The world faces a confluence of grand problems, digital transformation, and rapid changes within the workforce. We need individuals who have the desire, knowledge, and skills to help people thrive, build new commerce, and become guardians of our planet. There's never been a better time to make a difference in the world. ...
May 19, 2016 3:45 PM ET
Cisco Employee Volunteers Make a Difference in Lebanon
With a harsh winter hitting Lebanon and the urge from Cisco’s Lebanon-based employees to take action in support of the Syrian refugee crisis, the idea of a “Syrian Refugees Fund” was born. Over the last three months, Cisco employees have raised funds to provide packages of clothing for over 170 children in the country, serving as global problem solvers for those in need of clothing, medicine...
Apr 29, 2016 9:05 AM ET
Why the World Urgently Needs Global Problem Solvers
Created in 1947, the Doomsday Clock is an internationally recognized concept that conveys the impact of dangerous technologies on our society. Each year, scientists assess these threats and adjust the clock accordingly, moving the minute hand closer or further to midnight. Originally set to seven minutes before...
Apr 7, 2016 8:05 AM ET
Cisco Impact Story: Student Sponsorship Program, South Africa
Phenyo Maumula enjoys subjects ranging from philosophy to politics to biology. But as she plans her career, she is laser focused on one thing: improving disadvantaged areas in South Africa. Thanks to a nonprofit organization committed to increasing educational opportunity for South Africa’s youth through corporate support, she is building the foundation she needs to become a global problem...
Mar 9, 2016 8:10 AM ET
Wanted: A Generation of Global Problem Solvers
One of the key challenges under discussion at this year's World Economic Forum in Davos is “employment, skills and human capital”, with a focus on how to create 470 million new jobs by 2030 as technology is expected to fundamentally disrupt the nature of work itself. According to...
Feb 8, 2016 2:15 PM ET