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CSR Research and Resources

CSR research and resources

The Corporate Affairs team stewards Cisco’s company-wide commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) and leads its 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.

Current research

Cisco Global Digital Readiness Index

To harness the power of digitization and create an inclusive digital economy, explore how countries holistically score on digital readiness.

The Future of Work in the U.S.

Research with Oxford Economics explores how technology will affect jobs in the U.S. over the next 10 years.

Digital dividend or digital divide?

Discover Australia’s digital readiness with our 2018 research with Gartner.

A generation of global problem solvers

The world needs people who can innovate as technologists, think as entrepreneurs, and act as social change agents.


Anatomy of a global problem solver

Our infographic shows the qualities and skills people need to solve global problems like poverty, inequality, hunger, and more.

Empowering global problem solvers

See the progress we've made and continue to make to positively impact people, society, and the planet.

Digitize. Do more good.

See how digitization and the Internet of Things enable social enterprises and entrepreneurs to make a difference more quickly than ever before.

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.

CSR Report 2019

Discover how Cisco is putting our people, technology, and resources to work in service of an inclusive future, where technology gives everyone the tools to thrive.