Corporate Social Responsibility

Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge Announces $50K USD Pandemic Response Prize

To help accelerate tech for good solutions that address the challenges created by the pandemic, the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2021 has added a special Pandemic Response Prize. The Pandemic Response Prize will be awarded to a startup responding to COVID-19 or future pandemic crises. The winning team will have an innovative technology solution that accelerates the response to, or recovery from, COVID-19 and its physical, social, or economic impact. The winner of the Pandemic Response Prize will be awarded $50,000 USD to accelerate the development of their solution.

Solving the Mental Healthcare Access Problem with Modern Health

This year, we’ve faced simultaneous crises impacting our daily lives—COVID-19 pandemic, unemployment, racial injustices, natural disasters, and divisive politics. All of which have taken their toll on the mental health of many. But mental healthcare is still surprisingly hard to access.

Dream. Plan. Execute: Stirring Up Magic with our First-Ever Entrepreneurship Award for HBCUs

The Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge is a competition that awards cash prizes to early-stage technology entrepreneurs solving the world's social and environmental problems. This year, we are also offering a HBCU Startup Prize.

Pushing boundaries: AI and solar mobile chillers keep it fresh and cool

Savanna Circuit Tech pinpointed an area of inequality and lost profit, and created a solution that allows field agents and women dairy producers to easily collect payments for delivered milk and access the credit facility, based on our AI-enabled credit scoring feature.

Innovating Solutions to Climate Change: Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2021

The Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge is a competition that awards cash prizes to early-stage technology entrepreneurs solving the world's social and environmental problems. This year, we are also offering a Greenhouse Gas Solutions Prize.

How our food choices can help reverse climate change

In 2020, we have encountered a perfect storm of rare societal and environmental factors, which, if leveraged wisely, can propel us into a carbon-neutral or even carbon-negative future. And now is the time for us as consumers to choose our future.

Past Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge winners offer advice to 2021 applicants

We’ve gathered some considerate advice from last year’s Global Problem Solver Challenge winners for 2021 applicants.

Cisco named #1 in the IT industry on Corporate Information Transparency Index (CITI) ranking

In the spirit of working together with our supply chain, industry peers, and organizations with which we have shared values, Cisco has been named as #1 in the IT industry on the Green Supply Chain CITI Evaluation this year. 

When disaster strikes: Empowering employees to support the American Red Cross

Cisco and its employees are proud to support the American Red Cross and its lifesaving work. Our 20-year partnership has inspired a groundswell of employee support, resulting in thousands of dedicated volunteer hours and more than $25 million in donations to the Red Cross.

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