Our commitment to sustainability

Global Inclusion

Fostering a culture that empowers our employees and demands the best of our leadership by attracting and retaining great talent and fostering innovation while building a more inclusive, diverse, and engaged workforce and providing clear pathways for development, growth, and mobility.

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Financial Inclusion

Helping individuals and businesses gain access to useful financial products and services to meet their needs—from savings, credit, and insurance to education and advice—and delivering these resources in a responsible and sustainable way.

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Sustainable Investing

Principal is committed to meeting our global clients’ values and sustainability preferences by making savings and insurance products, services, and resources more accessible to individuals and businesses, while delivering investment solutions aligned with their unique sustainable investment goals.

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Environmental Impact

Ensuring responsible environmental management actions, sustainable procurement programs, and good governance fueled by a culture of ethics and the responsible management of business and climate-related risks

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The path to progress benefits our customers and the planet.

Our ESG Strategy

We help people today by advocating for security and inclusion, creating opportunity for future generations.

Our commitments contribute directly to the following UN Sustainable Development Goals:

Goal 5: Gender equality Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth Goal 10: Reduced inequalities Goal 13: Climate action Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals
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Our activation pillars


Harness the power of our people


Embed sustainable practices

Products and services

Develop accessible products and inclusive services

Our areas of focus

Employee engagement

Talented employees are the heart and soul of our company. Their success is our success.

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Global inclusion

Supporting our employees starts with a diverse and inclusive workplace.

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Governance, ethics, & risk

We pride ourselves on our legacy as an ethical company—it's what sets us apart.

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Environmental impact

To foster a more secure world, we must be mindful of our impact on it.

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Sustainable sourcing

We are committed to upholding and expanding our sustainable sourcing practices.

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Consumer & product impact

We provide inclusive products and services so all customers may reach their financial goals.

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Sustainable investing

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

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Financial inclusion

We believe financial literacy can lift up people of all backgrounds, all around the world.

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Featured stories

Letter from Dan Houston—chairman, president, and CEO

Our purpose guides what we do and how we do it. We offer meaningful products and services to help customers in ways that are convenient and accessible. We work to increase financial inclusion around the globe, helping more people gain access to useful and affordable financial products and services to meet their needs—from savings, credit, and insurance to education and advice. And we weave sustainability into our business to help build a more inclusive and resilient world.

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ESG Data Center

Access our sustainability report for comprehensive details, or review highlights within the ESG Data Center.

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Our ESG Strategy

People live their best lives when they feel secure. We know this extends beyond financial stability.

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