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Businesses and Employees Report Rising Concerns About a Potential Recession According to Principal® Survey

Gen Z, Millennials say rising recession fears are impacting their mental health
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DES MOINES, Iowa, December 7, 2022 /3BL Media/ --While most U.S. small and midsized businesses and their employees believe a recession is likely in 2023, business owners are opting to raise prices and reduce operating expenses before cutting salaries or benefits, according to the latest Principal Well-Being IndexSM (WBI) study by Principal Financial Group®.

Principal® Joins First Women's Bank As Mission Partner

Financial services company’s commitment demonstrates support for gender equality while building an inclusive business community
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DES MOINES, Iowa, December 2, 2022 /3BL Media/ -- Principal Financial Group® is proud to announce its support for First Women’s Bank (FWB) as a Mission Partner, providing capital to fuel growth for women-owned businesses.

Jonas Cutler: 'Recognizing Good Work and Talent Is in Our DNA.'


Plenty of fellow Marines spent their off-duty hours on the base in Okinawa, Japan. But not Jonas Cutler.

Cutler joined the Marine Corps in 1989 and was determined to make the most of the four-year enlistment. During his off-duty hours, he traveled, learned to scuba dive, and started his college education. He gained rank and responsibility, too, eventually becoming a non-commissioned officer.

Principal® Earns 2023 Military Friendly® Employer Designation

Distinction recognizes commitment to supporting meaningful career paths for veterans and military service members
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DES MOINES, Iowa, November 11, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Principal Financial Group® announced today that it has earned the 2023 Military Friendly® Employer designation. This designation recognizes the company’s efforts to create sustainable and meaningful career paths for veterans and military service members, as well as its participation in community outreach related to supporting veteran initiatives.

Widening the Employment Lens To Include Neurodiversity


When someone says “neurodiversity,” what do you think of? Dyslexia? Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder? Autism spectrum disorder? Maybe even social anxiety?

Principal® Releases First Sustainable Financing Report Announcing Allocations of $600M Sustainability Bond

Proceeds support green and social initiatives in alignment with ESG commitments
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DES MOINES, Iowa, October 25, 2022 /3BL Media/ – Principal Financial Group® has released its first Principal Sustainable Financing Report to highlight the proceeds allocated to eligible green and social assets from the issuance of the company’s $600 million sustainability bond in August 2021.

Jaya Sharma: 'Our Differences Strengthen Us.'


A decade into her career and in an account management role, Jaya Sharma started thinking about making a change. She wanted to find a position that was inspiring and enriching—in other words, one with purpose.

“I asked myself if I was doing what I was passionate about,” says Sharma, who is senior director of human resources for Principal® Global Services in India.

That search prompted what’s become a lifelong journey of self-discovery and reinvention, defined by resilience in the face of change and challenge.

Leaning into strengths

Principal® CEO Dan Houston Honored With “Ethics in Action" Award

Award recognizes sustained commitment to ethical leadership
Press Release

DES MOINES, Iowa, October 13, 2022 /3BL Media/ – has recognized Dan Houston, chairman, president, and chief executive officer at Principal®, as the recipient of the 2022 John Winthrop Wright “Ethics in Action” award. This award recognizes an individual who demonstrates a sustained commitment to ethical leadership by modeling and emphasizing core ethical values that are essential to the mission and success of their organization.

Principal® Charity Classic Sets Charitable Giving Record in 2022

Annual PGA TOUR Champions event raised more than $8.2 million for Iowa children’s charities, announces new sustainability initiative
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DES MOINES, Iowa, October 4, 2022 /3BL Media/ – The Principal Charity Classic announced its 2022 tournament raised more than $8.2 million in support of Iowa children’s charities, surpassing the event’s previous record of $7.3 million set in 2021. The annual PGA TOUR Champions event in Des Moines has now raised more than $45.6 million for Iowa children’s charities since Principal Financial Group® became the title sponsor in 2007.

Hispanic Heritage Month: Paying It Back, Paying It Forward


At home, Guadalupe Lopez relishes Oaxacan specialties like tlayuda and memelas made by her mom. During the year, she looks forward to family traditions around holidays including Día de los Muertos. And at work, Lopez finds community with coworkers who switch from English to Spanish as easily as she does, as well as the Principal® Hispanic/Latino Employee Resource Group (HLERG).


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