Cisco Impact Area | Economic Empowerment

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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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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
IT Training Helps Young People Thrive in India’s Digital Economy
Anudip Foundation is a nonprofit company working for the economic empowerment of at-risk youth. We believe the key to human progress and sustainability is skill development and financial stability. Anudip operates in India, where half the country’s population of 1.25 billion people is under 25 years of age, and 68 percent of its...
Mar 29, 2017 3:45 PM ET
Cisco's Big Bet on a Big Idea
This blog originally appeared on The Huffington Post Two years ago, I stood on stage in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, with a quote on the screen behind me. It read, “All it takes is one big idea to change the world.” I was speaking at the Franklin Project’s...
Sep 7, 2016 8:05 AM ET
Cisco’s Joining Forces Pledge to Veterans
On May 5, First Lady Obama and Dr. Jill Biden hosted over 50 companies at The White House to celebrate the 5th anniversary of their Joining Forces initiative, a nationwide effort that began in 2013 to support veterans and their families through employment, education and wellness opportunities. The participating companies, ...
May 10, 2016 2:45 PM ET
ASU Partners with Cisco to Empower Minority Youth to Become Entrepreneurs
Arizona State University has partnered with Cisco Systems to launch a project aimed at teaching minority youth how to become entrepreneurs. The grant-funded project plans to help an estimated 1,000 high school students and about 300 community college students create solutions to problems they see happening in their communities using digitization skills they will be taught. ...
Mar 16, 2016 8:35 AM ET