• Reflections from Volunteer Africa 2017

    By Manolo Falco, Corporate & Investment Banking Head, EMEA June 29, 2017 09:30 AM

    It is now just over a month since our Volunteer Africa program concluded, and our junior bankers from around the world are now safely back in their home countries. It was a truly rewarding experience for all involved, and I am very proud of the enthusiasm and energy of our volunteers, and of the real difference they have made during their five weeks in Uganda.

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  • Providing Vital Services to Homeowners in Puerto Rico

    By Guillermo Gómez, Citi Puerto Rico Country Officer, and Lily Lopez, Senior Vice President, Citi Community Development June 27, 2017 04:00 PM

    In the U.S., unemployment is low and economic growth is on the rise. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said about the current state of economic affairs in Puerto Rico, where 11 percent unemployment[1], declining wages[2] and the looming prospect of a $70 billion debt default have touched every aspect of daily life for citizens of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

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  • Citi Recognized as one of the Most Community-Minded Companies in the U.S. for 5th Year in a Row

    By Brandee McHale, President of the Citi Foundation and Director of Corporate Citizenship, Citi June 21, 2017 12:00 PM

    Fresh off an inspiring 12th annual Global Community Day earlier this month, we are honored to be recognized as one of the most community-minded companies in the U.S. for the 5th year in a row by the Civic 50, an initiative of the national nonprofit Points of Light as determined by an annual survey, The Civic 50 celebrates best practices in corporate citizenship and showcases how companies can use their time, skills and other resources to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business. Citi is one of only 15 companies that has earned the distinction of having made the list for the past five years, since the survey began.

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  • Diversity Discussions with Citi Executives

    By Jamie Forese, President, Citi and Head of ICG and Bob Annibale, Global Director of Citi Inclusive Finance and Community Development June 19, 2017 10:00 AM

    Why do you think it is important to have the Affinity Leader role and why did you take on this role for Pride?

    JF: Citi has been sponsoring diversity networks across our firm for a long time, and I’m proud of all we’ve done to support all of them. With respect to our LGBT colleagues, I feel that my direct involvement at the Affinity level can help bring further support for the community and send a message that we truly are committed to making Citi’s workplace even more comfortable.

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  • Citi Invests in the Aimee Copeland Foundation

    By Bill Johnson, EVP, Managing Director, Global Consumer Bank June 05, 2017 12:00 PM

    I’ve worked at Citi for nearly 20 years now and most of my days are fairly routine, filled with meetings, conference calls, presentations, and the myriad tasks it takes to run a successful business. In the course of my career I’ve had the privilege of meeting with thousands of business leaders, government officials, employees, and customers. Each one has a story, but some, like Aimee Copeland’s, leave a lasting impression. While Aimee wasn’t someone I would have likely crossed paths with at work, I was — along with many others —very familiar with her story.

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  • Citi Disappointed by Decision to Withdraw from Paris Agreement

    By Ed Skyler, Executive Vice President for Global Public Affairs, Citi June 02, 2017 11:00 AM

    We were outspoken in our support for the U.S. to remain in the Paris Climate Agreement and are disappointed President Trump chose to leave the pact. We remain very focused on our own efforts to protect the environment, most notably our commitment to finance $100 billion in clean energy, infrastructure and technology projects which will help build a more sustainable economy.

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  • Citi Highlights from the 2017 Milken Institute Global Conference

    May 17, 2017 11:45 AM

    2017 marked the 20th Anniversary of the Milken Institute Global Conference. This year’s conference theme, “Building Meaningful Lives,” prompted panelists to discuss and debate a variety of technical, political and economic solutions that minimize social disruptions and provide people with more purposeful futures. As a strategic sponsor of the Milken Institute, Citi proudly contributed throughout the conference to a wide range of discussions on timely topics including global trade, global M&A, Big Data and Digital Innovation.

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  • Citi’s 12th Annual Global Community Day: Why Citi Volunteers

    By Brandee McHale, President of the Citi Foundation and Director of Corporate Citizenship, Citi May 12, 2017 12:30 PM

    I volunteer because making someone’s day by giving a bit of yourself never gets old.

    This is just one of the many reasons why I’m joining tens of thousands of Citi colleagues, along with family and friends, on Saturday, June 10 for Citi’s 12th annual Global Community Day. For over a decade, we’ve marked this day of service around the world by donating our time, skills and expertise to make a positive impact in the communities where we live and work. Side by side with our community partners, we will once again help tackle a range of pressing challenges in our cities, from feeding the hungry to prepping young people for job interviews to planting trees on a neighborhood block. Last year, I helped one of our Pathways to Progress youth experience the joy (and wobble) of a new bike, which I assembled with my family at Citi Field. This year, I’m looking forward to another chance to help make a difference.

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  • Leveraging the Buying Power of Cities: New City Accelerator Uses Innovation to Increase Procurement and Economic Opportunity

    By Ben Hecht, President and CEO, Living Cities and Brandee McHale, President of the Citi Foundation and Director of Corporate Citizenship, Citi May 11, 2017 01:00 PM

    Accelerating economic development remains one of the top priorities for mayors around the country, with an increasing focus on intentionally targeting socioeconomic issues, such as income inequality. Seventy-five percent of mayors highlighted economic development in their 2016 State of the City address, according to the National League of Cities, with 22 percent looking specifically at providing greater support to small businesses and 17 percent mentioning businesses owned by women and people of color.

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  • Environmental and Social Risk Management (ESRM) Policy Updates

    May 09, 2017 04:00 PM

    We recognize the importance of the issues and concerns that have been raised as a result of Citi’s financing of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The project has led to extensive internal evaluation of our Environmental and Social Risk Management (ESRM) Policy and, as our CEO Michael Corbat said at our annual shareholder meeting in April, Citi is committed to improving our approach to evaluating human rights issues, with a specific focus on Indigenous Peoples.

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