The world needs more innovators.
We’re committed to finding and supporting the next generation of tech talent. And we’re investing in programs so that people everywhere have the opportunity to realize their potential.
Through our Supplier Diversity Program, our spending in 2014 with women‑ and minority‑owned businesses exceeded $650 million. In 2015, that number increased by more than 42 percent to more than $929 million.
We work with many of the world’s leading financial institutions. And we feel that to gain a more informed and broader financial perspective, we also need the strong ideas and points of view that come from working with diverse firms. CastleOak Securities and Loop Capital, two African American–owned firms, Ramirez & Co., a Hispanic-owned firm, and Drexel Hamilton, a Veteran-owned firm, were active comanagers in two bond offerings totaling $15.5 billion this year to date. And we’re committed to partnering with women‑ and minority‑owned businesses on future debt transactions.
We’re also a founding member of the White House SupplierPay initiative. That means we’re committed to paying eligible small businesses and diverse suppliers within 15 days of the submittal of their approved invoices, helping increase their working capital so they can grow their businesses and hire more workers.