Financial inclusion

We believe that financial education and opportunity can lift up people of all backgrounds, all around the world. We're working to reach them with information and resources that resonate.

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Our commitment

Over the next five years, we'll double the number of small and mid-size businesses we support that are owned by women and people of color through product access, micro-finance, community development, and financial education.

Our commitment contributes directly to the following UN Sustainable Development Goals:

Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth Goal 10: Reduced inequalities Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals

Financial education

In 2022, we expanded our decade+ long relationship with EVERFI to launch a first-of-its kind national education initiative, DataSetGo, empowering high school students to explore higher education and careers in a high-paying, future-ready field. DataSetGo will set students up to build enduring careers and lifelong financial capability.

Learn how your school or community organization’s students can participate at no cost.

We know everyone faces important financial decisions every day. Through our collaboration with EVERFI, we’ve also curated a set of financial education playlists to equip learners of all ages with critical knowledge and skills needed to make the financial decisions that are best for them.

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Microloans for women

In 2021, Principal® Foundation collaborated with Kiva to engage in their International Women’s Day match campaign and their Gender Equality Access to Capital campaign. Our contributions supported 31,554 women-owned micro/small businesses in 35 countries.

Internal financial resources

Closer to home, we strive to build up our employees, as well, with options for grants, free financial coaching, and a variety of career development resources.

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Learn more about the Principal Foundation and its community investments.

Consumer education

Through our educational content—articles, webinars, podcasts, and more—we bring financial literacy to people where and when they need it.

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Internal digital access

We offer digital tools for international markets, including mobile apps, single sign-on technology, and financial wellness resources.

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Responsible investing

We consider sustainable investments integral to our product and ESG strategies.

Goal 1: No poverty Goal 4: Quality education Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth Goal 10: Reduced inequalities Goal 13: Climate action Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions
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