Cisco’s Corporate Social Responsibility Gets Some Long-Deserved Recognition

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Cisco’s Corporate Social Responsibility Gets Some Long-Deserved Recognition

Cisco's work helping communities around the world was on display and earned accolades at Cisco Live 2016
Cisco's Global Problem Solver Wall at Cisco Live 2016 Credit: Zeus Kerravala
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Monday, July 18, 2016 - 7:55am

by Zeus Kerravala

Cisco is known as many things: the market leader in networking, collaboration, security and other markets. The company is also widely regarded as a thought leader in both the enterprise and service provider segments. Investors consider Cisco to be strong, stable stock. Much of your opinion of Cisco depends on the lens through which you look at the company.

Cisco should also be known as being a great citizen of the world because of all the good work its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) team does. Using the company’s massive resources to make the planet a better place was always a passion of former CEO John Chambers and that’s carried over to current CEO,Chuck Robbins. Its Networking Academy has educated millions of people across the globe, including many in underdeveloped nations, giving people an opportunity to get jobs and be successful.

Chambers was often quoted as saying there were two great equalizers in life: the internet and education. Cisco was instrumental in building the internet and had a passion to help educate people.

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