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DIVERSITY IN CLEAN ENERGY
Making clean energy a more inclusive space

Driving supply chain and supplier diversity within the clean energy value chain through a panel of conscious sustainability advocates and a database of clean energy professionals.

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DIVERSITY IN CLEAN ENERGY
AABE | DiCE competitive marketplace coming soon

DiCE is building an ecosystem of clean energy providers in solar, wind, nuclear, biomass, biogas, hydroelectric, and electric vehicle infrastructure.

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About.

The Diversity in Clean Energy (DiCE) initiative is an action-based coalition, convened by Duke Energy, alongside corporations such as Kroger, Microsoft and T-Mobile, and representatives of diverse-owned businesses operating within the clean energy industry. This is a unique collaboration between utilities, corporations, and diverse-owned business within the clean energy industry. Each member brings their individual experiences and perspectives to the conversation and collectively we listen, develop empathy, and bring forth innovative opportunities to address the need for inclusivity within the clean energy industry.

The DiCE coalition advocates, drives visibility and opens doors of opportunity for diverse-owned businesses within the clean energy industry through various proactive networking, collaboration, and commercial engagement activities. We aim to amplify the voices of diverse-owned businesses using our collective associations, advocacy and good will.

At the center of the DiCE initiative is a no cost competitive platform comprised of diverse-owned businesses operating with the clean energy industry (plans to go public in Q3 2022).

The DiCE platform will be part of a broader ecosystem of educational, financial, and technical resources tailored to support diverse-owned businesses operating with the clean energy industry such as renewable energy development, installation and maintenance support, research and emerging technology, nuclear energy maintenance, electric vehicle transportation, Black and Indigenous farmers and landowners, legal and contract support, and consultants within the clean energy industry.

Purpose.

The purpose of the DiCE coalition is to drive towards more diverse, inclusive and equitable practices in the sourcing, supply chain and supplier selections across the clean energy value chain of participating members.

Goals and Transformational Objectives.

DiCE’s goals, objectives and value proposition are centered around driving visibility, inclusion and creditability of diverse- owned businesses through changing the status quo, streamlining corporate processes to include diverse-owned businesses, identifying and collaborating with them (on a national, unified scale), and moving towards innovative, sustainable projects which benefit diverse-owned businesses and communities.

Diversity is a Business and
Societal Imperative.

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Duke Energy Supplier Diversity

Working collectively with strategic accounts, supplier diversity and renewable energy teams will foster alignment and drive synergies

Duke Energy Supplier Diversity

Working collectively with strategic accounts, supplier diversity and renewable energy teams will foster alignment and drive synergies

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Duke Energy Supplier Diversity

Working collectively with strategic accounts, supplier diversity and renewable energy teams will foster alignment and drive synergies

Duke Energy Supplier Diversity

Working collectively with strategic accounts, supplier diversity and renewable energy teams will foster alignment and drive synergies

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Increasing awareness of the existing diverse-owned businesses in clean energy.
Facilitating non-existent connections to support and create opportunities for innovative projects and success stories.
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Introducing DiCE’s visionary outcome to “advocate, utilize, drive visibility and open doors of opportunity for diverse suppliers in clean energy through collaboration.”

Driving Transparency Around Market Diversity

Diverse-owned businesses offer the most relevant and pertinent perspective when it comes to the reality of contracting (or lack thereof) with corporations and utilities.

Creating Mutual Benefit with Diversity Partners

Working collectively with strategic accounts, supplier diversity and renewable energy teams will foster alignment and drive synergies between Duke Energy and strategic accounts that bring mutual beneficial value, partnerships and exchange.

Growing Brand Value Across Diverse Markets

Partnering with diverse-owned businesses to benefit community appeals to stakeholders, investors, customers, and the community by sending a direct, customer-centric message to minority customers and the overall community.

Utility Return on Investment

DiCE will collectively advance ESG and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) goals which will enhance community, D & I initiatives and our collective quest for a cleaner, greener, more equitable planet.

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DiCE Press.

Keep up to date with DiCE’s latest news, features, podcasts and events. Look to DiCE for the latest in diversity in clean energy. 

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Smart Energy Voices- Collaborating to Drive Diverse Supplier Activity with Cheryl D. Comer, Gilbert Campbell, and Denis George
Janurary 28, 2020

Host John Failla continues SED’s series on “Inspiring Diversity in Energy.” This conversation was part of the recent Distributed Energy Forum with a panel featuring Cheryl Comer, Strategic Account Manager - Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions, Gilbert Campbell, Co-Founder & CEO - Volt Energy, and Denis George, Category Manager for Energy - The Kroger Company.

SAMA Webinar- Advocating for Diverse, Renewable Energy Vendors in the Marketplace: A Coalition Promoting Change
August 19, 2021

What prompted Kroger, Microsoft, T-Mobile and Duke Energy to form a cross-industry coalition? An important initiative that drives corporate synergies, alliances and brings value, Diversity in Clean Energy (DiCE) is the nexus which brought all parties to the table to strategize, unify and work together to make a difference!

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EBA Energy Exchange:
Diversity In Clean Energy (DiCE) Roundtable Conversation
August 09, 2021

A roundtable discussion by leaders in Clean Energy initiatives. Diversity in Clean Energy (DiCE) is a coalition sponsored by Duke Energy’s Strategic Account Management Organization working collaboratively with Duke Energy’s supplier engagement arm, three strategic accounts and three representatives of diverse suppliers in clean energy. Its visionary outcome is to “advocate, utilize, drive visibility and open doors of opportunity for diverse suppliers in clean energy through collaboration.”

Impact RoundTable: Incorporating Environmental + Social Justice into your Renewable Energy Procurement Strategies
Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Register for the upcoming riveting conversations on the needs for inclusivity and diversity within the clean energy space at the ESJ Impact Round Table. Learn about the valuable impact DiCE is making as an organization to change the narratives through a coalition of experts across major energy suppliers.

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2022 SAMA Annual Conference
May 23-25, 2022

SAMA’s Annual Conference (May 23-25) promises an exhilarating educational experience, with sessions offering breadth, depth and a sharp focus on real-world challenges that cut across all industries. Sessions are led by practitioners and subject-matter experts with proven experience and a true passion for sharing ideas. SAMA’s culture promotes open exchange. By joining us in New Orleans, you’ll get more than just an education. You will become part of a global think tank of like-minded peers, obsessed with growing profitably with your company’s most strategic customers.

Impact RoundTable: Incorporating Environmental + Social Justice into your Renewable Energy Procurement Strategies
Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Register for the upcoming riveting conversations on the needs for inclusivity and diversity within the clean energy space at the ESJ Impact Round Table. Learn about the valuable impact DiCE is making as an organization to change the narratives through a coalition of experts across major energy suppliers.

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Minds behind the wheel

DiCE Advisory Board.

Joyce Christanio
Sr. Program Manager, Supplier Diversity, T-Mobile

Joyce, a 30-year legacy Sprint veteran, served as Sprint’s Manager of Supplier Diversity January 2009 through April 1, 2020. In this role she supported corporate business leaders in their efforts to meet supplier diversity goals and…

Dana Redden
Founder, Solar
Stewards

Celebrating over a decade in the solar industry, Dana Clare Redden is a passionate solar professional dedicated to the development of distributed generation solar globally. Growing up in a small rust-belt town in western…

Denis E. George
Manager, Energy and Legal, Kroger

As Category Manager – Energy for The Kroger Co. (www.thekrogerco.com) – one of the Nation’s largest grocery and retail companies – Denis George manages the Company’s renewable energy acquisition…

Amy Bond
Energy and Sustainability, Program Manager, T-Mobile

Ms. Bond was selected as one of the top 100 energy professionals in the USA in 2019 by Environmental Leader. The award recognized “movers and shakers who are helping all of us drive innovation in the environmental and energy…

Van L. Vincent
President & CEO, VLV Development and VGI Energy, LLC

Van L. Vincent is a climate change visionary and urban developer who collaborates with community and elected leaders, housing portfolio owners, utilities, educational institutions, and purchasers…

Cheryl D. Comer
Senior Strategic Account Manager, Duke Energy

Cheryl Comer is a Senior Strategic Account Manager within the Sales and Relationship Management organization at Duke Energy. She is responsible for developing and sustaining long-term strategic customer…

Stacie Harwood
Sr. Program Manager, Supplier Diversity, T-Mobile

Stacie Harwood is a 12-year T-Mobile veteran and responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Un-carrier’s Supplier Diversity team, which oversees organization-wide initiatives concerning diversity and opens doors…

Irvine Sloan
Vice President, Strategic Account Management, Duke Energy

Irvine Sloan serves as Duke Energy’s Vice President of Strategic Account Management within the Sales and Relationship Management organization. He is responsible for leading a team of strategic…

Andrew Grier
Supplier Engagement & Diversity Manager, Duke Energy

Andrew Grier is Supplier Engagement & Diversity Manager for Duke Energy supporting Renewables, Transmission & Customer Delivery Operations. During his tenure with the company he…

Dawn James
Global Director, IoT Industry Strategy- Energy & Sustainability, Microsoft

Dawn James leads the U.S. sustainability strategy and thought leadership for Microsoft, focused on delivering digital transformation solutions. She leverages her subject matter expertise…

Hannah Badrei
Vice President, Edison Energy

Hannah Badrei, Ph.D. serves as Vice President of Energy Supply Advisory at Edison Energy, leading the clean energy advisory team and the power and gas supply procurement functions in North America and Europe. Hannah brings nearly two decades of …

Scott Harden
CTO, Schneider Electric

As Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft’s worldwide energy & sustainability industry team, Scott serves as a trusted advisor to Microsoft’s top energy customers, driving thought leadership that will shape industry, competition …

Faustina A. Vincent
President, VGI Energy Solutions

Faustina Vincent is a socially-conscious entrepreneur who recognizes the time-critical opportunity to limit our impact on the environment and seize new market opportunities in…

Melody Birmingham
Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Duke Energy

Melody Birmingham serves as Duke Energy’s senior vice president and chief administrative officer. In this role, she is responsible for the information technology, enterprise security…

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