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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

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

CSR priorities

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

Featured stories

Connected Santa

For the twelfth year, Santa and his trusted elves use Cisco technology to bring festive cheer to hundreds of children in hospital.

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 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.

Life-saving jobs in Africa

A network of health workers delivers vital information and products to those who need it.

Emergency networks and expertise

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

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.

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.

  • 1.87 million students built digital and entrepreneurial skills through Cisco Networking Academy

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

  • 45% drop in greenhouse gas emissions (compared to our fiscal year 2007 baseline)

Community partners and grants

Providing technology

Our community partners leverage Cisco technology, cash grants, and expertise to affect 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

Our partnership with The Trussell Trust

Between poverty and a better life, there’s a bridge - Cisco is working with The Trussell Trust to help further their mission to end hunger and poverty in the UK.

Teaching new skills & embracing talent from everywhere

Fran Katsoudas shares how to fuel growth in a rapidly changing digital economy.

Cisco signs the Armed Forces Covenant

Cisco pledges to support the UK armed forces, recognising the value of their expertise and experience within our business.

Stay informed about how Cisco is accelerating global problem solving

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