Corporate Social Responsibility

Focus Area: Economic Empowerment

Multiplying impact by investing in human potential

Cisco CSR economic empowerment programs and partnerships connect underserved people to information and opportunities they need to thrive. Our investments have helped lift young people out of poverty, match U.S. veterans to civilian jobs, and move workers in developing economies toward financial self-sufficiency.

CSR Programs

By connecting communities and individuals to opportunities, essential information, and relevant training, CSR programs are changing lives.

CSR Partners

Investing in nonprofits and non-governmental organizations with innovative solutions that help people improve their lives.

  • Digital Divide Data: Tech training and careers for unemployed youth in Asia and Africa
  • Good World Solutions: Mobile technology increases transparency in global supply chains
  • Grameen Foundation: Microloans and financial services help people reach their potential
  • Living Goods: Improving public health and creating economic opportunity in AfricaNew
  • Samasource: Dignified work and stable wages for women and youth living in poverty

Economic Impact Stories and Case Studies

Lives and communities transformed by connecting people to resources and opportunities.

Matching top talent to civilian skills U.S. Veterans Program >
A model for economic development Community Knowledge Centers
Microfinance helps small businesses in Haiti Grameen Foundation >