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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

Stronger working together

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

CSR priorities

CSR priorities

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

Featured stories

20 years of changing worlds

Cisco Networking Academy

For 20 years, Cisco Networking Academy has changed the lives of over 8 million students in 180 countries.

Passion for IT offers new path

Connecting hope in Puerto Rico

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

What’s a global problem solver?

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.

Malaria treatment goes mobile

A world free from poverty

With financial services and training, all people have the opportunity to achieve life free from poverty.

Emergency networks and expertise

Emergency networks and expertise

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

Mastering math with pictures

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.

  • Built business, digital skills

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

  • Our contributions

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

  • Reducing greenhouse gases

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

Community partners and grants

Providing technology

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

Boosting renewables with solar

Global Problem Solvers: The Series

We're pleased to introduce our newest corporate social responsibility educational initiative.

Calling all global problem solvers

Turning Crisis into Possibility

Cisco recognizes organizations that are making a positive impact on the lives of refugees around the world.

Comfort through connectivity

Cisco Live US 2018

See how global problem solving came to life at Cisco Live US 2018, where we continued our goal to positively impact 1 billion people by 2025.

Stay informed about how Cisco is accelerating global problem solving