Corporate Social Responsibility

Digital Green: Providing for those who provide for others

Smallholder farmers produce more than 80 percent of the world’s food. But they also make up 80 percent of the world’s poorest people, which means they often lack the resources to grow their businesses. Digital Green, a Cisco social investment partner, is using technology to change this equation.

Non-profit spotlight: The high-touch, high-tech approach to digital financial services in India

Opportunity International designed and implemented a suite of digital financial products and services to bank the unbanked.  Our three-year partnership resulted in 20 million people reached via digital financial services and supported 3 million jobs, enabling individuals to support their families and contribute to the growth and vibrancy of their communities. 

Stories of positive impact pour in at Cisco Live Barcelona

We’re halfway to our goal of positively impacting 1B lives by 2025. At Cisco Live Barcelona, the immersive Rain Wall offers a deeper look at some of the positive results.

How Destination: Home works to make homelessness in Silicon Valley rare, brief and nonrecurring

Cisco has moved to address this serious and growing crisis of inequality in our backyard. In 2018, we committed to donate $50 million over five years to help Destination: Home catalyze public funding and launch the Supportive Housing & Innovation Fund. Here's how the funds are being used.

How Arizona eighth graders find solutions to the community’s toughest social problems

Eighth grade social studies teacher Edgar Ochoa was excited to implement the Global Problem Solvers: The Series (GPS: The Series) supplemental curriculum, but he wasn’t entirely sure how his students were going to react.

Corporate Knights and CDP Announce Global Sustainability Leaders

Earlier this week, both CDP and Corporate Knights announced the results of their 2019 assessment of thousands of global companies in the areas of climate change (CDP) and the broader topic of sustainability (Corporate Knights). Read on to see how we performed.

The Digital Readiness Index: transforming economies through technology

Understanding a country’s digital readiness helps give insight to what specific investments or interventions could help a country move up in their digital journey, creating jobs and increasing quality of life for residents.

How a nonprofit partner in education uses tech to bring educational content to those without the internet

According to the World Economic Forum, more than four billion people lack access to the internet. At the same time, Open Educational Resources (OER) are changing the way people learn by offering free opportunities to anyone with an internet connection.