• Citi hosts Professional Development Day at the Citi Open

    By Candi Wolff, Executive Vice President and Head of Global Government Affairs, Citi August 14, 2017 03:00 PM

    Earlier this month, Citi celebrated its sixth consecutive year as the title sponsor of the Citi Open tennis tournament in Washington D.C. While the on-court action hosted some of the most exciting players and matches that the Citi Open has ever seen, off the court Citi was promoting progress in the D.C. community.

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  • Powering the Future with Wind

    August 14, 2017 11:00 AM

    Block Island, RI is home to a stunning coastline and is a popular vacation destination for thousands of people each year. However, residents of the island pay some of the highest electricity prices in the country and burn millions of gallons of harmful diesel fuel each year for power. To end this inefficient and harmful dependency, the first offshore wind farm in the U.S. was built to provide clean energy to residents.

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  • Pathways to Progress: Hanming, Singapore

    August 09, 2017 10:00 AM

    Lei Hanming, a university student in Singapore, has many interests and always knew that she wanted to attend college but was unsure what interests would translate into a successful career. It wasn’t until she participated in the Citi-YMCA Youth For Causes (YFC) Program that she realized her true professional aspiration.

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  • Realizing the power and potential of a fantastic franchise

    By Stephen Bird, CEO, Global Consumer Banking, Citi August 01, 2017 03:15 PM

    Last week, I experienced one of the proudest moments in my nearly twenty years at Citi as I took the stage at Investor Day, our first in nine years, to share the story of the Global Consumer Bank’s transformation and growth.

    After holding a number of roles across the firm and leading our franchise in Asia for many years, I have the privilege today of leading the Global Consumer Bank. It is a fantastic franchise – a globally recognized brand; strong competitive positions in growth markets; best-in-class value propositions; leading digital capabilities; disciplined credit and expense management; and the most focused, talented team on the street. And it is critical to Citi’s future.

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  • Supporting Inclusive Economic Growth in Mexico

    By Jorge Rubio Nava, Citi Inclusive Finance and Humberto Cabral, Citibanamex Capital Markets August 01, 2017 01:00 PM

    Last week, Citibanamex successfully priced the country’s first Social Bond on behalf of Mexico’s Development Bank (NAFIN). This was a 5-year MXN$4,000 million (US$229 million equivalent) bond issued in pesos into the Mexican debt market, which received over MXN$13,000 million in investor demand. Social Bonds, or “Social Impact Bonds” as they are sometimes known, are innovative financing mechanisms that enable investors to invest in companies or projects focused on delivering specific social outcomes.

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  • Giving Every Kid a Great Shot

    July 31, 2017 09:45 AM

    Giving kids a safe space not only to learn but also to be active outside the classroom is critical to their development. That’s why for over 25 years, the Washington Tennis and Education Foundation (WTEF) has provided support to thousands of students in southeast Washington D.C., where high school graduation rates average only 60 percent.

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  • A Focused Franchise with Business Momentum

    By Michael Corbat, CEO, Citi July 26, 2017 11:00 AM

    When I think about Citi today, the first word that comes to mind is pride. We have been rebuilding our credibility, our relationships with regulators, and very importantly, a culture based on ethics and execution. We have a focused business model, compelling competitive advantages and the financial strength to continue to grow our firm.

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  • Building (and Scaling) a Global Partnership

    By Brandee McHale, President of the Citi Foundation and Director of Corporate Citizenship at Citi and Asheesh Advani, CEO of JA Worldwide July 19, 2017 01:00 PM

    ​No generation is feeling the impacts of the complex economic and social realities of today more than young people. As the largest youth population in history, one consistent struggle they face is persistent unemployment. Today, about one-third of youth worldwide are either unemployed, not in school, or not enrolled in a training or development program. How will these young people become the next generation of talented leaders without the necessary training and employment opportunities they deserve?

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  • Building Credit = Building a Better Boston

    By Trinh Nguyen, Director, Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development and Office of Financial Empowerment, Boston July 12, 2017 02:00 PM

    In the latest in Citi Community Development’s Inclusive Cities Series, Trinh Nguyen from Boston's Office of Workforce Development and Office of Financial Empowerment discusses the new Credit Building Initiative for Young Working Adults.

    Nayshia Scott, a 21-year old single mother living in Boston, Massachusetts, had a seasonal job and no credit score.

    Nayshia is one in 26 million people – 11 percent of all adults in the U.S. -- who are “credit invisible,” meaning that they do not have a credit record on file at one of the three nationwide credit reporting companies. When borrowers lack a credit record, lenders have a harder time assessing the creditworthiness of applicants who then often find it difficult or even impossible to obtain safe, affordable credit.

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  • Programming Our Future

    By Michelle Carrico, Future in I.T. Program Manager, Jacksonville, FL July 07, 2017 01:30 PM

    I’ve always been impressed and proud of the emphasis Citi puts on developing our female talent; providing numerous networking and development training specifically designed for women. But it’s not enough to just develop our existing internal talent; to truly position ourselves as forward-compatible, we must also focus on the future women of our workforce, specifically our future technology workforce.

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