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Corporate Social Responsibility

We empower social change agents with technology and expertise. Our goal: Accelerate global problem solving to benefit people, society, and the planet.

Where skill meets opportunity

Cisco Networking Academy does more than teach IT skills. For millions across the globe, it's the first step to a better life.

There's never been a better time for a curriculum built on hope.

Our impact

Stronger working together

Our corporate social responsibility initiatives drive partnerships that scale results and solve global problems.

CSR priorities

We measure our success by how we positively impact people, society, and the planet.

Featured stories

Transforming humanitarian aid

Our partnership with Mercy Corps is empowering people to overcome crisis, build better lives, and transform communities.

Connecting hope in Puerto Rico

See how we're partnering with NetHope to rebuild communities after Hurricane Maria.

A playbook for digital impact

From AI to cloud solutions to IoT, this interactive journey highlights technology’s role in changing our future world for the better.

Life-saving jobs in Africa

A network of health workers delivers vital information and products to those who need it.

Emergency networks and expertise

People depend on their devices, making communications critical in emergency situations.

The future of conservation

Cisco and Dimension Data are preserving endangered species in Africa and creating a world in which animals roam free.

CSR Report 2017

Discover Cisco’s corporate social responsibility initiatives, priorities, and performance.

Measurable impact

Our goal is to make a measurable impact on people, society, and the planet—and we are well on the way. We’re expanding access to quality education worldwide. We contribute millions of dollars annually to social change agents who are addressing global challenges. And our efforts to make Cisco environmentally sustainable help preserve the planet.

  • 1.6 million people have obtained new jobs due to their participation in Cisco Networking Academy

  • 154 million+ people positively impacted, as reported by our nonprofit grantees

  • 41% drop in greenhouse gas emissions (compared to our fiscal year 2007 baseline)

Community partners and grants

Providing technology

Our community partners leverage Cisco technology, cash grants, and expertise to effect positive change worldwide.

Research and Resources

Stewarding CSR and social investment programs

We conduct rigorous socioeconomic research to better inform our programmatic priorities so we can reach our goal to positively impact 1 billion lives by 2025.

News and events

Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2019

How can your innovative technology solution solve the world’s most pressing social and environmental problems?

Taking ambition on climate change to the next level

At the Global Climate Action Summit, Cisco joined 20 other companies as part of the Step Up Declaration to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Partnering with Global Citizen to recognize young leaders

We’re joining forces with Global Citizen to create the Global Citizen Prize for Youth Leadership presented by Cisco.

Stay informed about how Cisco is accelerating global problem solving