One key session to note is BIS10: Grow with Green -- Sustainability as a Competitive Differentiator. Partners will be able to view the session online or in-person.
Denise Lee, VP for Cisco's Engineering Sustainability Office, will drive much of the session. Among the key points she shared ahead of the event:
Product refreshes aligned with sustainability represent a multi-billion-dollar opportunity.
Partners can open new lines of business by assisting customers with circular asset management; energy consumption reduction; and energy management solutions.
During the conference, Cisco plans to unveil tools and training to help partners drive sustainability conversations with customers, Sage and Lee added.
Cisco Systems: Sustainability Research and Partner Milestones
The networking company has consistently increased its sustainability messaging to partners over the past two years or so.
Among the key conclusions from a Canalys research report funded by Cisco in September 2023: "Sustainability -- which until now has been more prevalent in professional services, logistics, and device management specialists -- has become an immediate issue due to new regulations, particularly with the EU’s Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive." (Related: Find CSRD information here.)
All types of partners are aligning with Cisco's sustainability efforts. Examples include: