Cisco Impact Area | Economic Empowerment

Cisco Impact Area | Economic Empowerment

Investing in human potential

By supporting technology innovations, we empower people to thrive in the digital economy. Our solutions create IT careers for youth in Asia, support entrepreneurs in Latin America, and enable access to financial resources in Africa. These efforts help lift people out of poverty, support community development, and drive economic growth.

Learn more about how Cisco invests in human potential.

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Impact-First Microloans with Kiva Support Small Businesses during Economic Downturn
Cisco has partnered with Kiva on multiple initiatives, as part of our efforts to support entrepreneurs to start small businesses, and bank the unbanked. We have provided cash grant investments for early stage Kiva concepts which now are operating at scale, as well as donations of Cisco technology which Kiva uses...
May 1, 2020 12:00 PM ET
Bridging the Gap to Economic Vitality
There’s no better place to talk about bridging the gap to economic vitality in Latin America than in Miami, where the 6th annual eMerge Americas conference recently took place. eMerge brings together business and government leaders who are transforming industries, countries, and lives with innovative digital technology. eMerge...
Jun 7, 2019 11:45 AM ET
Data, Technology, and Women’s Economic Empowerment
This post was written by guest blogger Charu Adesnik, Deputy Director of the Cisco Foundation. Our economic empowerment programs connect underserved people to skills, meaningful employment, financial products and services, and opportunities they need to thrive and develop careers. With the strategic support of Cisco, partners like Living Goods and Opportunity...
Jan 25, 2019 9:15 AM ET
Teaching New Skills & Embracing Talent from Everywhere Fuels Growth in a Rapidly Changing Digital Economy
Today, more than ever, we hear about issues related to the workforce and the age of a digital economy: from talent shortages and immigration to skills gaps and economic inequality to job creation and inclusion. On their own, these are big issues to solve for, but together they represent both opportunities and challenges for Cisco, our customers, and our partners. But as I think about...
Dec 21, 2018 9:50 AM ET
Brands Tackle Global Challenges in the Magnitude of Billions
A strategic approach to solving the most critical problems around the world starts with a look at sobering numbers. The World Economic Forum’s 2018 Global Risks Report highlights that 70% of young people live on less than US$3.10 per day, and 90% of the world’s population breathes polluted air.[i] The World Economic Forum has listed economic inequality as one of the most important...
Apr 3, 2018 8:45 AM ET