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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.

The bridge to a place called home

Through Cisco's partnership with Destination: Home, Sal and Elaine Sanchez discovered a bridge from life on the streets to a home of their own.

Our impact

Stronger working together

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

Measureable 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.


students built digital and entrepreneurial skills through Cisco Networking Academy


people positively impacted, as reported by our nonprofit grantees


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


CSR priorities

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

Featured stories

Take the pledge

Join Cisco and become part of the movement to make a positive impact on the world.

Transforming humanitarian aid

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

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.

A bridge to zero hunger

Over the next five years, Digital Green aims to achieve a sustainable 25% increase in income for 1.1 million smallholder farmers across the globe.

A bridge to clean water

Akvo's unique, collaborative approach to development is helping organizations around the world use their data more effectively, and for greater impact.

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 2018

Discover how we are accelerating global problem solving to make the impossible possible.

Community partners and grants

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

Research and Resources

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

Announcing the 2019 Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge Winners

Cisco awarded Oorja the US$100,000 Grand Prize for the 2019 Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge.

Empowering the next generation of problem solvers

This year, IST19 will showcase the latest technologies and partnerships that will help future STEM leaders solve our world's greatest challenges.

Taking steps for the globally displaced

See how Cisco, along with its partners, is making a positive impact on the lives of refugees around the world.

Stay informed about how Cisco is accelerating global problem solving