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Powering Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

A sustainable future calls for new ways of thinking. Innovative technologies such as hybrid work, smart buildings, sustainable networking infrastructure, and sustainable data centers are just the beginning.

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Hybrid Work

Adapt beyond the new normal with hybrid work solutions that benefit both you and the planet. With hybrid work, reduce emissions through less commuting and travelling. Nobody makes hybrid work, work better.

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Smart Buildings and Sustainable Workspaces

Rethink the network lifecycle. From procurement to operation to retirement, the switching, routing and wireless Catalyst family of products are designed and engineered with sustainability in mind.

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Sustainable Networking Infrastructure

Rethink the network. From manufacturing to retirement, the switching, routing and wireless Catalyst family of products are designed and engineered with sustainability in mind.

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Sustainable Data Centers

To adapt to a complex IT landscape, data center design must evolve to support business applications across on-premises, hybrid and cloud infrastructure. This will ensure optimised application experiences and sustainable operations.

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Sustainability Facts | Smart Buildings

28 major cities stand together in reaching net zero

As of May 2020, 28 major cities had signed the World Green Building Council’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment. This agreement calls for cities to reach net zero carbon in operation by 2030 for all assets under their control.

Deloitte: Smart and Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure

Sustainability Facts | Sustainability

The world suffered $210b in weather & climate related losses in 2020

Climate risks are increasing as the global collective window to mitigate them shrinks. In 2020, the world suffered $210 billion in weather and climate related losses, including historic wildfires, floods and hurricanes.

Forrester: What’s Your Sustainability Strategy?

Sustainability Facts | Sustainability

Smart buildings provide peace of mind

Smart buildings provide personal protection and peace of mind for their occupants by leveraging innovative technologies that monitor spaces, detect risks and implement automated responses.

Sustainability Facts | Hybrid Work

Growth and sustainability, hand-in-hand

Economic growth strengthens consumer confidence, spending, and demand, all vital elements of a healthy investment climate — which a renewable energy transition is going to need.

Sustainability Facts | Hybrid Work

A dramatic shift in workforce preferences

58% of the workforce expects to be working from home at least 8 days a month in future. Hence, more than half of global organizations plan to reduce their office footprint.

Sustainability Facts | Sustainability

The world's busiest shipping port increased port handling efficiency by 30%

The Port of Shanghai went through a digital transformation with Cisco Hyperflex to boost port efficiency. The result? Increased port handling efficiency by 30%, saving hours of unloading time and reducing carbon emissions by 10% a year.

Sustainability Facts | Sustainability

How KB Securities powered a smart, digital workplace

KB Securities, a Korean investment bank, adopted a next-generation IT infrastructure to transform its business. With Cisco solutions driving automation and borderless collaboration, KB Securities now enjoys enhanced operational efficiency and reduced management costs.

Sustainability Facts | Sustainability

440 energy efficient projects enabled Cisco operations for a better future

In the last five years, Cisco has implemented over 440 energy efficiency projects that reduce costs and emissions in our buildings. In addition, we are procuring renewable energy and developing more sustainable systems for our product use.

Sustainability Facts | Sustainability

How is Cisco implementing a circular economy in our organisation?

Cisco products and packaging are designed for reuse, repair, recycling, and resource efficiency, decreasing the emissions associated with extracting materials and manufacturing new products.

Sustainability Facts | Sustainability

Buildings are responsible for 30-40% of total city emissions

Today's buildings are currently responsible for 30-40% of total city emissions; and in order to achieve the COP21 target by 2050, emissions from buildings must be 80-90% lower than they are today.

Deloitte: Smart and Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure

Sustainability Facts | Sustainability

Oil and gas will see a 75% annual per capita income decrease by the 2030s

Oil-and natural-gas-producing economies could see their annual per capita income from these products fall by about 75% by the 2030s, according to the International Energy Agency.

McKinsey Quarterly: It’s time for leaders to get real about hybrid

Sustainability Facts | Sustainability

59% of Asia Pacific providers will save the day with rainwater

59% of Asia/Pacific and colocoation providers are using or planning to use rainwater harvesting systems over the next 2 years to improve energy efficiency.

IDC: Climate Week NYC 2021

Sustainability Facts | Hybrid Work

Safety is a top priority for returning workforces

98% of employees want changes to make them feel safer before returning to the office.

Sustainability Facts | Hybrid Work

What are the top concerns for office workers?

Top concerns of working in the office include: touching shared devices (64%), elevator congestion (62%), sharing a desk with others (61%), room sanitisation (52%), and exceeding a room’s social distancing capacity (41%).

Sustainability Facts | Hybrid Work

Leaders must get real about hybrid work

Almost three-quarters of the 5,000 employees McKinsey surveyed globally want to continue to work from home two days per week, and more than half want at least three days of remote work

McKinsey Quarterly: It’s time for leaders to get real about hybrid

Sustainability Facts | Sustainability

Cisco to achieve net zero by 2040 for people and planet

Cisco is committed to reaching net zero for greenhouse gas emissions across all scopes by 2040. Cisco will make investments and initiatives related to closing the digital divide, advancing social justice, building partner ecosystems of impact, and setting and achieving ambitious sustainability goals.

Sustainability Facts | Sustainability

Reducing energy consumption by up to 96% with a single chip

Cisco continually incorporates a variety of design features to reduce energy consumption and material use. The Silicon One Chip in Cisco 8000 Series routers reduces energy consumption by up to 96%, while delivering 35% higher bandwidth.

Sustainability Facts | Hybrid Work

Remote work has spiked to 62% during the pandemic globally

A Cisco survey of over 3,000 organisations worldwide found a significant spike in remote working during the pandemic from 19% to 62%, and higher predicted rates of 37% for remote working afterwards.

Sustainability Facts | Smart Buildings

Hybrid work promotes employee safety, well-being, collaboration, and productivity

While businesses can optimise real-estate expenses with a hybrid work environment, they also need to invest in transforming their offices. Those investments will help enhance the worker experience by promoting employee safety, well-being, collaboration, and productivity.

Sustainability Facts | Smart Buildings

Bringing utilities to the next generation with insights and analytics

By using a variety of new utilities to collect, aggregate, and analyze user data in real time, they provide insights and analytics that enable them to rapidly adapt to their users.

Sustainability Facts | Hybrid Work

With only 9% of the workforce expected to fully return to the office, hybrid is king

Only 9% of the global workforce expect to fully return to the office after offices reopen. Not supporting a hybrid work model could prevent companies from attracting and retaining the talent they need to succeed in the future.

Sustainability Facts | Hybrid Work

Over 50% of organisations plan to reduce their office footprint, and it's good for the planet

Many businesses that shift to a hybrid work model maintain less office space. In fact, a recent global workforce survey found that more than half of organisations plan to reduce their office footprint in the future.

Deloitte: Smart and Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure

Sustainability Facts | Smart Buildings

Smart building can enable sustainability and drive business goals

Smart buildings enable advanced monitoring of building performance and system utilisation. This lowers resource usage and costs, increases revenue, and ensures organisations can meet the expectations of corporate programs and regulatory and certification bodies.

Sustainability Facts | Sustainability

Howard Hotel achieves 20% reduced energy consumption with Cisco Smart Building Solutions

Howard Hotel, a leading hotel chain in Taiwan, leveraged Cisco Smart Building Solutions to deliver real-time temperature adjustment on energy consumption devices to provide customers with a better guest experience. The chain has reduced overall energy consumption by 20% with smarter energy management during peak and low seasons.

Sustainability Facts | Sustainability

Smart buildings reimagine your employee experiences

Smart buildings add significant value by providing smart and flexible spaces that deliver better experiences for users, enable greater collaboration, and optimise a building’s usage rates.

Sustainability Facts | Hybrid Work

98% of workers say meetings will no longer be physical

Virtual collaboration is no longer a “nice to have”. 98% of workers believe that going forward they will have meetings with participants joining from home.

Sustainability Facts | Smart Buildings

Reducing costs with a virtual environment at Penske Australia

Penske Australia, a leading supplier of truck parts and systems, established a virtual desktop environment for remote workers in less than a week. With Cisco Hyperflex, Penske saw a reduction in power, cooling and licensing costs.

Sustainability Facts | Hybrid Work

Safety is a top priority for returning workforces

98% of employees want changes to make them feel safer before returning to the office.

McKinsey Quarterly: It’s time for leaders to get real about hybrid

Sustainability Facts | Hybrid Work

What are the top concerns for office workers?

Top concerns of working in the office include: touching shared devices (64%), elevator congestion (62%), sharing a desk with others (61%), room sanitisation (52%), and exceeding a room’s social distancing capacity (41%).

McKinsey Quarterly: It’s time for leaders to get real about hybrid

Sustainability Facts | Hybrid Work

Leaders must get real about hybrid work

Almost three-quarters of the 5,000 employees McKinsey surveyed globally want to continue to work from home two days per week, and more than half want at least three days of remote work

McKinsey Quarterly: It’s time for leaders to get real about hybrid

Sustainability Facts | Sustainability

58% agree that shareholder demands and sustainability programs can coexist

Just 3% of survey respondents believe sustainability focused programs reduce shareholder value, and 14% say they are unsure. These findings come as 58% of respondents say the current political environment has increased the importance of ESG programs to meet stakeholder expectations.

McKinsey Sustainability: The ESG premium: New perspectives on value and performance

Sustainability Facts | Sustainability

Carbon neutrality brings value and cost savings to your organisation

Local supply chains reduce risk and please customers. Less energy output leads to lower bills - direct value. Efficiency accelerates your path to carbon neutrality.

Forrester: What’s Your Sustainability Strategy?

Sustainability Facts | Sustainability

Transparency and trust are important to your stakeholders and the planet

Business transparency and consumer trust is paramount in the current age of the customer. Use this opportunity to make real change, build trust, and provide a great experience to your stakeholders - including the planet!

Forrester: What’s Your Sustainability Strategy?

Sustainability Facts | Hybrid Work

Communication is key - and now's the time to use it

It will be important for leaders to acknowledge that they don't have all the answers, as their companies transition to hybrid working models. The end goal with hybrid work is undefined and employees must be aware that it takes time.

McKinsey Quarterly: It’s time for leaders to get real about hybrid

Sustainability Facts | Hybrid Work

Hybrid work is going to be complicated

A hybrid model is more complicated than a fully remote one. At scale, using it will be an unprecedented event in which all kinds of norms will be put to the test.

McKinsey Quarterly: It’s time for leaders to get real about hybrid

Sustainability Facts | Hybrid Work

Transparency is more important than ever

Many employers spend far too little time acknowledging that building the muscles for a truly effective hybrid operating model could take years, not least because they are still learning what actually works in such environments.

McKinsey Quarterly: It’s time for leaders to get real about hybrid

Sustainability Facts | Sustainability

What if your building could think? L&T Realty asked the same

L&T Realty, India's most respected real estate developer, recently commissioned one of the smartest buildings in India. With Cisco's smart building portfolio, L&T Realty optimised smart spaces to cater to employee needs - meaning lower energy consumption, cost savings and a fantastic employee experience that is safe and secure.

Sustainability Facts | Sustainability

How does the cloud accelerate your supply chain?

Lindsay Australia, an integrated transport, logistics and rural supply company engaged Cisco cloud solutions to enhance reliability, connectivity, and on-time deliveries. The result? Operational excellence driving cost savings and fuel efficiencies, bringing 1.6 million tonnes of freight, fresh product and seafood to the dining tables of Australians.

Sustainability Facts | Sustainability

Sustainability enriches people - inside and out

Smart and sustainable buildings, able to adapt to the specificities of their occupants, have a positive impact on their physical and mental health. Better air quality and reduced environmental noise help occupants to improve productivity, their decision-making ability and response to crisis; and they alleviate psychological distress.

Sustainability Facts | Smart Buildings

Smart building solutions can cut electrical costs

With 90W universal power over ethernet available through Cisco Catalyst 9000 switches, smart buildings can deliver DC power to devices over copper ethernet cabling, eliminating the need for separate power supplies and outlets. This can return a 30% reduction in electrical materials costs.

Sustainability Facts | Smart Buildings

How "smart" are smart buildings?

Real-time data gathering and analytics is the pivot upon which smart buildings constantly churn. And the product they churn out is extremely valuable in helping your smart building determine which course of action to take.

Sustainability Facts | Smart Buildings

Connected devices are the way of the future

It's not just a trend, it's the goal. It's predicted that by 2028 there will be over four billion connected internet-of-things devices such as TVs, speakers, wearables and smart devices, in commercial smart buildings.

Deloitte: Smart and Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure

Sustainability Facts | Hybrid Work

Lean in to experimentation and new ideas

In this new world organisations can try out different working models and norms, physical-space layouts and tools to create a future that balances individual productivity with innovation - to drive creativity and personal flexibility with team collaboration.

McKinsey Quarterly: It’s time for leaders to get real about hybrid

Sustainability Facts | Smart Buildings

How does the Cisco Catalyst enable performance?

A single switch can keep your workforce connected over distances. Cisco Catalyst switches connect securely over the ethernet, are less power-hungry and smaller in size. The result is a reduction in power consumption and requires less cooling.

Sustainability Facts | Smart Buildings

Keep your energy and power usage in check

In a smart hybrid workspace, Cisco Wireless and DNA Spaces use intelligent automation to manage energy and power usage. This lowers your energy consumption and reduces cost for a greener and more efficient building.

Sustainability Facts | Smart Buildings

Does a shift in workspace mean a shift in productivity?

Mitsui Knowledge Industry, a subsidiary of Mitsui & Co, worked with Cisco to adopt a solution capable of supporting workstyle reforms. With Cisco DNA, employees can be more flexible and delays across the network are reduced, resulting in lower operational costs and energy savings.

Sustainability Facts | Hybrid Work

Bridging cultural and financial benefits with hybrid work

Hybrid work optimises real estate expenses, but it needs investment to transform into its best self. Physical and technological investments will help enhance the worker experience by promoting employee safety, wellbeing, collaboration and productivity.

Sustainability Facts | Sustainability

What could we see in the workplace tomorrow?

The opportunity to adopt solutions to integrate smart heating, lighting and environmental controls extends the potential for the digital workplace to finally achieve the smart-building reality. It is now widely accepted that cloud services are more sustainable, with hyperscaler public cloud providers using 100% renewable energy.

Forrester: Future Fit Tech Leaders Must Make Sustainability A Top Priority

Sustainability Facts | Smart Buildings

What is a green building?

The World Green Building Council defines a green building as one that “in its design, construction or operation, reduces or eliminates negative impacts, and can create positive impacts, on our climate and natural environment; preserve precious natural resources and improve our quality of life.”

Deloitte: Smart and Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure

Sustainability Facts | Sustainability

The pandemic did not slow down CO2 levels

Coronavirus lockdowns slowed carbon emissions and drove down pollution worldwide, but CO2 levels are still not dropping long-term. In May 2020 the world reached record levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere: 417 parts per million compared to 414.8 ppm from the previous May.

Forrester: Future Fit Tech Leaders Must Make Sustainability A Top Priority

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Sustainability Ideas Board

Moving forward, will your business strategise and adopt technologies to embed sustainability into a hybrid work model?

Sustainability Ideas Board

In your opinion, what role can the technology industry play in supporting a sustainable future?

Sustainability Ideas Board

How 'smart' should buildings be to power an inclusive and sustainable future? What technologies define a smart building?