This is to convince employees, customers, and partners that the solution is there. In addition, we have the ability to make changes to meet and in many cases solve the biggest challenges in our world. We believe that everyone has the potential to solve global problems; as a technical expert to innovate, as a promoter of social change, embodying entrepreneurial thinking to solve problems such as skill gap, climate change and economic inequality, but without multiculturalism, environment and all kinds of people who support opportunities effectively solve problems. This belief becomes an idea rather than an action; more problems need to be solved.
Inject the power of continuous learning.
Whether you are a recent graduate or an experienced professional, the workforce of tomorrow needs to be a global problem solver more than ever before, with entrepreneurial and innovative thinking, successful technical skills, and a desire to do well. With the creation of Cisco Networking Academy, the company will focus on skill development and practice, and experiential learning. To date, students in 180 countries and more than 9 million students are developing the skills to succeed in the digital world. Job market, but also understand that they can use this talent to make the world a better place.
For example, students in France designed a smart cane for the blind and put it on the market. Recently, Cisco launched the GPS: series, which is a free network animation series aimed at high school students, teaching the basics of entrepreneurship to solve global and local social and environmental problems. Students can then apply this knowledge to design IoT-based solutions in their own communities. Early access to the next generation of problem solvers is good for everyone. For example, Worlds Greatest Lesson, produced by Project Everyone and UNICEF, is teaching young people the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and inspiring them to understand their role in a sustainable and fair future. So far, nearly 300,000 students from all over the world have participated. Through initiatives such as Global Problem Solver: Series, we have the opportunity to develop problem-solving skills and let young people see the potential of innovation for social welfare.
2. Provide opportunities to solve large and small problems
.Enable people (whether they are employees, partners, suppliers, students, or community members) to meet challenges of all sizes, test and apply innovation and entrepreneurship. Skills allow people to rethink the value they can create while discovering new ways to deal with existing challenges. For example, Nike is using its world-renowned consumer innovation and further integration into sustainable development to achieve its environmental moon landing plan, which is one of the most ambitious goals to date, aimed at doubling the company’s business and impacting the environment.
It can be seen from Nike’s cyclical innovation challenge and other initiatives that Nike leaders believe that “sustainable innovation is a team sport” and are creating an environment of opportunity for all stakeholders to solve problems and cultivate innovation. Cisco is exploring and helping to finance the future. Social entrepreneurs use innovative challenges, such as the Global Problem Solver Challenge and the Cisco Global Problem Solver Award in the Rice University Business Plan Competition. Winners of the Innovation Challenge include Neoenda, who created a small portable device for monitoring vital signs of critically ill newborns in resource-poor hospitals, and Project Vive’s Voice Box, a proprietary voice generation device (SGD) .
Every year, nearly 3 million babies die in the first month after birth, and 98% of these deaths occur in developing countries. Neopenda was founded by two Columbia University graduates and set out to change this situation with its low-cost wearable sensor that can improve newborn care in resource-constrained hospitals.
3. Adjust purpose and profit
Unilever has incorporated social and environmental goals into its value chain and made the goals profitable. 22 of Unilever’s 26 sustainable lifestyle brands are among the company’s top 40 brands; in 2017, sustainable lifestyle brands continued to outperform Unilever’s average growth rate and contributed to 70% of the company’s revenue growth . Approximately 90% of Cisco product emissions occur during product use, which is why we focus on designing our products to become more powerful and cutting-edge, while focusing on energy efficiency.
We have incorporated Design for the Environment (DfE) methodology into our design process and adopted a circular economy strategy to challenge our way of thinking about product design and life cycle management, maximizing efficiency and reducing waste while adding value.
4. Combine problem solving and the most powerful asset to get the greatest impact.
Finally, sometimes the way to solve a problem is to be able to identify, evaluate, and fund influential opportunities so that others can solve the problem. For example, GE is investing in the best promising solutions for the future. Recognizing the unique capabilities of social enterprises, GE launched the Healthy imagination Mother and Child program in 2016 to provide acceleration and guidance programs to bring GE and Silicon Valley experts to social entrepreneurs in sub-Saharan Africa to address maternal mortality and childishness problem. Invest in key human needs,
Economic empowerment, and education, and then expand the equity-based approach to tomorrow’s most promising early technology solutions. This approach enables social enterprises and non-profit organizations to test their impact models, attract additional funding, and accelerate solutions. (Endless journey) Innovation is at the core of any great company-that’s why most (if not all) companies are here. Today.
However, impactful innovation is not just a way of thinking. It must be continuously initiated and cultivated in a real environment that supports failure, perseverance, and relentless search for the right problems to be solved. As humans, we are born to be problem solvers; some people are better than others, just like any natural ability. Like any unpracticed skill, we will lose this skill. By creating a wealth of experience for employees and stakeholders.
The bottom line
These ways, the company can make difference in the global issues!