An inclusive future is one in which everyone has a path to economic opportunity. To do this, we must provide people with equitable access to the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to support themselves and their families toward long-term resilience and economic security.
Climate change and COVID-19 have highlighted and worsened existing inequities among the economically vulnerable, minorities, and women, threatening their long-term resiliency.
We invest in tech-enabled solutions that provide individuals with equitable opportunities and contribute to local community growth and economic development in a sustainable economy. We focus our support in three interconnected areas:
Annet Kirabo is a Living Goods community health worker in Uganda. Cisco is supporting Community Health Workers like Annet, who go door-to-door providing essential—often lifesaving—information and care.
Thanks to a network of 7400 entrepreneurs, 3.4 million people in sub-Saharan Africa have solar power, eliminating nearly 1 million metric tons of CO2 emissions.
Opportunity International and Cisco’s three-year partnership created over four million jobs and reached 20 million people.
Seventy-five percent of Anudip beneficiaries obtain jobs and, on average, triple their income.
More than 500 businesses were started by EforAll alumni, 70 percent of which are still active after three years.
Knowing that the need to support entrepreneurship has never been greater, we have increased the total prize pool to $1 million USD, with the grand prize winner receiving $250,000 USD.
We positively impact individuals through a range of support for nonprofit partners.
Cisco is putting people, technology, and resources toward Powering an Inclusive Future for All, where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. Visit our Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Reporting Hub.
We pursue our purpose by closing the digital divide, empowering the future of work, fighting for equality and social justice, and building a regenerative planet.