Cisco Launches Business-First Partnering for Goal Initiative



Co-authored by Luxy Thuraisingham and Brian Tippens


Right now marks the discharge of the 2022 Cisco Goal Report, an in depth doc detailing the progress of all our environmental, social, and governance (ESG) Initiatives this previous yr. When you haven’t had an opportunity to learn it or try Cisco’s ESG Hub, we invite you to when you have got an opportunity.

Powering an Inclusive Future for All

Since asserting our objective to Energy an Inclusive Future for All in 2020, Cisco has made important progress in direction of this objective. It isn’t simply one thing we are saying—it’s one thing we dwell and breathe day-after-day. From the preliminary Company Social Duty framework that we’ve been reporting on since 2005, to our Actions that have been launched in 2020, Cisco has constantly labored in direction of fulfilling our objective by means of our know-how, actions, and intentions day-after-day.

Our subsequent step in dwelling our objective by means of our individuals is to make a good better impression by bringing collectively the instruments, capabilities, and experiences, with our trusted companions all over the world. By empowering our companions and serving to them get behind ESG actions which can be essential to them, their workers, and their communities, we exponentially Energy an Inclusive Future for All.

An Business First: Introducing Partnering for Goal

And that’s the reason ultimately month’s Associate Summit, we introduced Partnering for Goal.

The Partnering for Goal initiative makes it straightforward for companions to leverage the work Cisco and our companions are already doing to positively impression communities and the planet. Becoming a member of collectively in help of a particular trigger is nothing new, and over these a long time of working collectively we’ve listened to and discovered from our companions. Partnering for Goal merely formalizes the work we and our companions have already been doing and gives a single, orchestrated platform to make this work simpler, extra accessible, and much more impactful.

Whereas one among our main targets with Partnering for Goal is to work even nearer with our companions to Energy an Inclusive Future for all, we additionally need to assist them with their very own ESG efforts. We consider that Partnering for Goal will assist our companions lengthen belief and affinity with their clients and communities, display aggressive differentiation by means of their ESG actions, and develop better worker engagement and goodwill.

“The Partnering for Goal initiative is one which we really consider in strongly, particularly as a various agency. We consider that ESG is a differentiator.”  – Emmanuel Ola-Dake, Molaprise, Cisco African American Cisco Associate Neighborhood (AACPC) Member

Orchestrated by means of a digital platform, companions can discover and interact in several themes which can be essential to their group. There’s a spread of actions: from digital inclusion, worker expertise and financial empowerment to addressing local weather change and environmental stewardship, vital human wants and disaster response.

Doing Good Is Good for Enterprise

Make no mistake, whereas initiatives corresponding to Partnering for Goal can actually be labeled as “feel-good” initiatives, there may be additionally the inescapable proven fact that doing good is solely good for enterprise.

“We’ve been dwelling in a time of false decisions, the place it appeared such as you had to decide on between what was good for the world or good for enterprise, however that’s not the case.”    – Fran Katsoudas, Chief Individuals, Coverage and Goal Officer, Cisco

Current research present that individuals need extra enterprise engagement, and that main with their genuine objective is usually a differentiator:

  • 86% of workers usually tend to work for an organization that demonstrates dedication to the problems they care about
  • 66% of consumers would contemplate an organization’s objective when making buy choices
  • 87% of institutional traders contemplate ESG components when making funding choices or plan to inside the subsequent yr

Let’s Personal Our Goal, Collectively

Whereas Cisco has made unimaginable strides in our mission to Energy an Inclusive Future for All, we need to invite our companions to affix us and likewise additional their ESG targets. So lots of the superb tasks and initiatives we’ve been concerned with wouldn’t have been doable with out the work, information, and fervour of our companions.

As a result of once we’re all partnering for objective, all people wins.


Companions: Go to the Partnering for Goal SalesConnect hub


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