Corporate Social Responsibility
Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) report
Our corporate social responsibility strategy is central to who we are as a company. And we want to continue to make our initiatives in the areas of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) transparent. Because trust in our business—to do the right thing, in the right way—is the foundation of a strong future.
We invite you to explore our 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility report to learn about our ESG investing, and how we are promoting inclusivity, impacting our community through charity partnerships, and sustaining our environment.
Download the full 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility report (PDF)
Principal Foundation makes charitable grants to community partner organizations that work to help people learn more, earn more, and save more, as well as build strong communities. In 2018, we invested $15.5 million in NGOs around the world. Learn more about our grantmaking.
Principal Foundation also encourages employee charitable involvement through volunteer and match giving programs. In 2018 more than 3,124 employees volunteered 40,057 hours alongside board service match, dollars for teams, and dollars for doers opportunities to give back. Our employee United Way campaign is the leader in central Iowa, impacting more than 178 local United Way chapters and agencies across the U.S. alone. Globally, we partnered with United Way in Germany, Malaysia, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom to help increase financial security for youth, ages 15 to 30.
We host the Principal Charity Classic, which has leveraged the power of partnerships to raise over $17.7 million for kids’ causes since 2007.