Duke Energy Earns Perfect Score in 2019 Corporate Equality Index


Duke Energy received a perfect score of 100 percent in Human Rights Campaign's national benchmarking study that annually ranks companies on LGBT-friendly corporate practices and policies. The perfect score earned Duke Energy the distinction of "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality."

Joni Davis' Focus at Duke Energy: Build a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce

How Duke Energy is working to attract and hire diverse talent and build a more inclusive culture

Duke Energy recently accelerated its targets for more diverse representation, and new Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Joni Davis is leading the effort. Davis started her job six months ago, with a goal to not only increase diversity at the company but to strengthen a culture that supports it.

Duke Energy Celebrates LGBTQ Teammates and Their Allies

During National Pride Month, employee groups support the company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion

When a colleague told Keith Gifford about Duke Energy’s employee resource group for LGBTQ individuals and straight allies, Gifford didn’t hesitate to join. For him, being an ally comes from a personal place.

Gifford, a transmission project manager, still thinks about his high school friend who came out to him in college more than two decades ago. Gifford accepted his friend’s revelation, but not everyone did.

Duke Energy Awards $3.2 Million to Innovative Education Programs As Part of Its Powerful Communities Grant Program

131 organizations across six states to receive grants supporting early childhood literacy and STEM programming
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 30, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Duke Energy announced today it is awarding $3.2 million in grants to support 131 innovative K-12 education programs across the communities served by the company.

“Bright futures begin in the classroom, and every child deserves a fair chance at academic success,” said Cari Boyce, president of the Duke Energy Foundation. “The grants we are making today are focused on providing equal opportunity for all students to have the strong educational basis that has proven to be a key determinant to future success.”

What Black History Month Means to These Duke Energy Employees

Employees share the importance of celebrating Black History Month

Since 1976, February has been a designated month to honor the accomplishments of black Americans and celebrate their contributions to our culture and history. Black History Month and other history and heritage celebrations support Duke Energy’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. According to Duke Energy’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Joni Davis, these holidays give us an opportunity to better understand the rich traditions and cultures of Duke Energy's employees, customers and communities it serves.

Duke Energy Economic Development Team Honored by Site Selection Magazine for 14 Years Straight

  • Results in 2017 included delivering more than $5.9 billion in capital investments and more than 12,460 new jobs

  • Expanding electrification team and selection as a finalist for an automaker were critical milestones and learning opportunities for the future

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  • Results in 2017 included delivering more than $5.9 billion in capital investments and more than 12,460 new jobs

  • Expanding electrification team and selection as a finalist for an automaker were critical milestones and learning opportunities for the future

Duke Energy Foundation Awards Florida Nonprofits More Than $500,000 in Grants to Enhance Access to the Arts, Promote Diversity

Company invests more than $504,000 in 55 arts and culture nonprofit agencies to enhance community vitality
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla, October 1, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Strengthening communities by promoting diversity and increasing access to the arts is among the many ways the Duke Energy Foundation proudly supports Florida. Grants totaling $504,568 have been awarded to 55 nonprofit organizations within the company's service territory.

Duke Energy's support is helping organizations fulfill their missions across the state. Top grant recipients include philanthropic programs that encourage Hispanic business development, access to the arts, filmmaking and community development.

Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky Environmental Projects Awarded More Than $275,000 From Duke Energy

Grants to support 16 initiatives focused on clean water, clean air and conservation
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CINCINNATI, September 28, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Duke Energy today awarded $276,600 for 16 projects designed to aid clean water, clean air and conservation initiatives across Greater Cincinnati.

"We're proud to support organizations implementing impactful programs that aim to protect, improve or restore natural resources," said Lynn Good, Duke Energy's chairman, president and CEO. "From expanding land restoration to protecting habitats to educating future leaders on environmental stewardship, these projects will make a positive difference on the environment and the community."

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