New employee resource group at Duke Energy promotes inclusivity, raises awareness
First Peoples. Those two words hold meaning for many Native Americans, especially in November. The words are a connection to their identity and culture that has lasted hundreds of years.
This November, Duke Energy employees are launching an Indigenous people’s employee resource group (ERG) during Native American Heritage Month to strengthen the company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Duke Energy customer service representative is motivated to achieve
by Phyllis A. Fair, illumination Contributor
Collin Humphrey was only 17 when it happened.
A car wreck paralyzed him, so Humphrey did what a lot of people with disabilities do. He adapted his physical condition to the physical environment and moved forward.
“After my car accident, I had two options – give up or get motivated to achieve what I was told was the impossible,” he said. “I quickly learned that giving up was not a possibility when you want something bad enough.”
A team that started during the pandemic provides personalized energy counseling to the most vulnerable customers
Every year, Ginny Harper visits more than 1,500 senior citizens in the Charlotte area to help them apply for energy assistance. As the community program coordinator for the Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services Energy Team, she wants to make it easier for the most vulnerable residents to get help especially since their needs have grown because of COVID-19.
“I'd rather go to them in the cold or rain,” Harper said, “as opposed to them having to venture out to us.”
New framework aligns with company’s ESG priorities.
Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) is launching a new framework that will help attract billions of dollars of investments in eligible green and social projects to drive the company’s clean energy transition – the most ambitious in the industry.
Duke Energy’s new Sustainable Financing Framework defines the investment areas aligned to the company’s clean energy strategy, further enabling it to issue green and sustainability bonds, loans or other financing instruments.
How Duke Energy is supporting the environment by helping Jane Myers and TreesCharlotte
With the help of thousands of volunteers, TreesCharlotte has planted 42,481 trees since the nonprofit launched in 2012. But keeping Charlotte’s tree canopy healthy will require much more than volunteers with shovels and saplings.
It takes a city.
As the new executive director of TreesCharlotte, Jane Myers said an important part of her mission will be to educate residents and corporations about why trees are so vital to our lives – and to our future.