2021 CHARLES H. MOORE AWARD
Charlie Award: Tae Yoo, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility, Cisco
The catalyst for Cisco’s CSR vision, Tae leads the company’s social investments as well as champions environmental efforts and a triple bottom line framework across the business. She drives a strategy that engages public-private partnerships and leverages Cisco’s business, technical, and financial assets to advance sustainable, inclusive impact in communities around the globe. After a commitment in 2016 to positively impact 1 billion people by 2025, 527 million people have already been impacted, primarily through social impact grants and efforts to catalyze an entrepreneurial ecosystem. Another key program is Cisco Networking Academy that, under Tae’s leadership, has become one of the largest ICT education programs in the world, reaching over 12.6 million students since its inception in 1997 and helping 2.7 million get jobs since 2005.
“Charlie was a true champion who lived his life with incredible passion and intention. He was relentless not only in his pursuit of Olympic Gold, but also in championing business as a force for societal good,” said Tae Yoo. “I am humbled and honored to help carry on Charlie’s legacy, working together with purpose-driven organizations like CECP and others to ensure we’re creating a better world through business–a world where everyone will be able to participate and succeed in the digital economy.”