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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.

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

Malaria treatment goes mobile

Using mobile phones and SMS messaging, Ugandan woman help community as healthcare agents.

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

Cisco employees are Earth Aware

See how employees at Cisco made a positive impact on the planet through volunteer events and sustainability activities.

Calling all global problem solvers

Meet the GPS Challenge winners

We are proud to announce the winners of the 2018 Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge.

Comfort through connectivity

Connecting veterans to jobs at Cisco

Cisco's Veteran Talent Incubation program is preparing service members to thrive in IT careers.

Stay informed about how Cisco is accelerating global problem solving