• Activating the Youth Entrepreneurial Mindset with a Charge to Change the World

    March 19, 2018 10:30 AM

    ​Each year, NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship) invites students to think of creative solutions to help meet the United Nations’ global goals. For the 2018 World Series of Innovation (WSI), as part of its Pathways to Progress program, the Citi Foundation launched the Decent Work Challenge, which tasked young entrepreneurs with designing a practical innovation that promotes access to decent work and safe working environments (Sustainable Development Goal 8). Citi employees volunteered to serve as judges in the selection of the WSI finalists. Below, the volunteer judges share their experiences of participating in the virtual challenge.

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  • Recognizing International Women’s Day and a Call for Active Participation to Enable Continued Progress for Women

    By Tracey Warson, Head of Citi Private Bank North America and Jim Cowles, Chief Executive Officer, Europe Middle East & Africa, Co-chairs of the Citi Women Affinity Steering Committee March 08, 2018 02:00 AM

    ​This year’s official International Women’s Day theme – Press for Progress – reminds us that while as a company and a society we have made great advances, there’s still much more we need to do. On International Women’s Day we celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, and continue to advance global efforts to accelerate gender parity. While we are excited by the many celebrations of diversity and inclusion taking place in many countries, we also recognize the more active role we still have to play in enabling progress for women worldwide.

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  • On Opportunity, Success and International Women’s Day: A Conversation Between Citi Foundation’s Brandee McHale and Pathways to Progress Participant Spandana Singh

    By Spandana Singh, Millennial Public Policy Fellow, New America March 05, 2018 12:00 PM

    While I have always understood the mission of International Women’s Day (IWD) to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, I didn’t actually engage until I came across #InternationalWomensDay. Each year, millions of people on social media post about what the day means to them and the women who have inspired them. Before social media, this particular movement felt out of reach for most people to get involved. But as people around the world posted their own stories, it gave the movement a face. Since then, numerous hashtags have gained substantial traction and have succeeded in raising awareness of issues often touched upon by International Women’s Day leaders while also engaging people across generations to share their experiences and propose solutions.

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  • Talking Diversity with Citi Leadership: Recognizing Black History Month and Supporting our Black Heritage Affinity

    By Stephen Bird, CEO, Global Consumer Banking and Mark Mason, CFO, Institutional Clients Group February 26, 2018 01:30 PM

    Stephen Bird and Mark Mason are co-leads of Citi’s Black Heritage Affinity. Here they share their thoughts around Black History Month in the U.S. and our support for our Black colleagues across the globe.

    February is Black History Month in the U.S. It is a time to celebrate the achievements of Black Americans and recognize the important and defining role they have played and continue to play in shaping the history of the United States. As co-leads of Citi’s Black Heritage Affinity, this month is important to us and to the members of our 10 U.S.-based Black Heritage Network chapters for many reasons. First, it gives us an opportunity to more fully understand and appreciate the role that Black Americans occupy in our national past and present, which in turn enables us to work toward creating a more inclusive future. This is a celebration but also a reflection, which provides us all with a pointed opening to ask the difficult questions of ourselves and to have the sometimes uncomfortable conversations necessary to help us promote progress.

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  • Empowered Cities: Financial Empowerment for People with Disabilities

    By Bob Annibale, Global Director, Citi Community Development and Inclusive Finance, and Michael Morris, Executive Director, National Disability Institute February 22, 2018 04:00 PM

    Last month, Tracy McKnight participated in the launch of EmpoweredNYC, a new program led by Citi Community Development, National Disability Institute (NDI) and the City of New York. EmpoweredNYC is the first pilot under Empowered Cities, a $2 million national initiative to enable municipalities to expand financial empowerment and economic inclusion for people living with disabilities and their families.

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  • Puerto Rico: Stories of Despair but also Hope

    By Bob Annibale, Global Director of Citi Community Development and Guillermo Gomez, Chief Country Officer, Puerto Rico February 14, 2018 11:30 AM

    On Wednesday September 20, 2017, Puerto Rico was hit by a Category 4 hurricane – the island’s worst natural disaster in nearly a century. Hurricane Maria made landfall with 155 mile-an-hour winds that caused an estimated $85 billion in insured losses.

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  • Citi Treasury and Trade Solutions Partners with Global Clients to Develop Innovative Solutions to their Liquidity Management needs

    February 01, 2018 03:00 PM

    Our Treasury and Trade Solutions business works closely with its clients worldwide to understand their treasury management goals and provide advice and insights so that together we can develop the right solutions for the current challenges facing the marketplace.

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  • Citi Teams up with Cities across the U.S. At Tax Time

    By Bill Mills, CEO North America and Bob Annibale, Global Director of Citi Community Development and Inclusive Finance January 26, 2018 10:00 AM

    ​Nearly half of all U.S. households lack the savings to cover a $400 emergency expense. But at the same time every year, an all- too-often unrecognized opportunity arises that has the potential to alleviate this persistent financial vulnerability for working families living on lower incomes: Filing taxes.

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  • If You Want to Practice Inclusive Innovation, Start With Values

    By Jennifer Bradley, Director, Center for Urban Innovation at the Aspen Institute January 24, 2018 11:30 AM

    One of our first projects at the Center for Urban Innovation was to convene about 30 leaders of businesses and non-profits, government officials, and philanthropic grantmakers in a working group on the topic of inclusive innovation. Our goal was to learn more about how people implement inclusive innovation in their own organizations. Over the course of three convenings, the group identified four high-priority topics: values, tools, co-creation and civic engagement.


  • Pay Equity at Citi

    By Michael Murray, Head of Human Resources January 15, 2018 07:00 AM

    Last week, Citi issued the following memo to its employees.

    Pay equity is a very important principle at Citi. We have long had a number of efforts in place to help us adhere to that principle, including continuously evaluating market conditions to help inform pay and conducting a rigorous review of pay recommendations across the company as part of our annual compensation process each year.

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