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Bridging Hope and Possibility with Cisco

Cisco is in the business of connecting people. To Cisco, that means more than providing industry-leading technology—it means creating a world of potential to make the impossible possible.

Tae Yoo, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and CSR, joined Purpose 360 to talk about Cisco’s legacy of connecting people for business and societal impact, and bold goal to positively impact 1 billion people via digital solutions by 2025. Core to this effort is the Cisco Networking Academy, an initiative providing students around the world with critical networking and technology skills. Beyond setting students on the path to school and career success, Cisco Networking Academy has supported local economies around the world, generating new jobs and inspiring the next generation of innovators.

Listen for Tae’s insights on:

  • How the Cisco Networking Academy helped introduce Cisco to new markets, such as its growth in sub-Saharan Africa
  • How being a tech company with a “higher risk tolerance” drives Cisco to collaborate and innovate on solutions that can positively impact society
  • How embedding sustainability in the organization, and giving business units ownership and accountability, has helped Cisco reduce environmental impacts

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Business is an unlikely hero: a force for good working to solve society's most pressing challenges, while boosting bottom line. This is social purpose at work. And it's a dynamic journey.

Purpose 360 is a masterclass in unlocking the potential of social purpose to ignite business and social impact. We illuminate the growing impacts of purpose, from engaging employees and fostering deeper consumer loyalty to inspiring product innovation and increasing market share.