Results tagged as "global"

  • Citi and COP21: The 2015 Paris Climate Conference

    By Brandee McHale, President of the Citi Foundation and Director of Corporate Citizenship, Citi December 02, 2015 01:00 PM

    Citi has established combatting climate change as the top priority in our Sustainable Progress strategy, launched in February of this year. Our signature effort to combat climate change is our $100 Billion Environmental Finance goal, a goal to lend, invest and facilitate $100 billion over 10 years toward climate and environmental solutions, and we’re making significant progress towards that goal. In addition to our core business activities, we are also focused on the greening of our own operations. We have set science-based environmental footprint goals to reduce our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 35% by 2020 and by 80% by 2050 and to have 33% of our real estate portfolio to be LEED green building certified by 2020.

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  • Citi Enables Financing to Support New UN Global Development Agenda

    By Jay Collins, Vice Chairman, Corporate & Investment Bank, Citi September 23, 2015 12:00 PM

    As global leaders gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in July for the Third Financing for Development Conference (FfD3) to discuss a new financing framework for sustainable development, it was natural for Citi to have a seat at the table. As a leading global financial institution, Citi has provided capital to governments, corporations and development organizations to support economic, social and environmental progress in the markets where we operate for more than 200 years. Now, Citi is again stepping up with a core philosophy that global businesses can collaborate with governments to “do well” and “do good” at the same time; this paradigm shift will be the only way for the world to meet its new financial development objectives.

    This week, the United Nations will launch an ambitious set of sustainable development goals (SDGs) with an annual price tag well into the trillions. Public financing alone will not be sufficient to deliver against the 169 targets imbedded in the 17 different goals of the new SDGs. The estimate of the expected funding gap for the SDGs is $3 trillion per year, and many recognize that without the private sector, the SDGs will have little hope of being realized.

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  • Citi Marks Pride Month 2015 – Part 6

    June 29, 2015 11:00 AM

    In recognition of Pride Month, a time to reflect upon the civil rights history and contributions of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, we will be sharing personal reflections and stories of progress from individuals, both LGBT and straight allies, as they examine what it means to bring their full self to work.

    Sheri Paulo, Managing Director, Senior Human Resources Advisor for CitiMortgage & U.S. Consumer & Commercial Bank – New York, NY

    When I share the small moments, I bring my full self to work.

    When you are developing new relationships, there comes that moment when you have a choice of how much of your true self to share. I have been openly gay for most of my career at Citi, 29 years now. And many of my colleagues know my wife Vina. But, there are still those times when meeting a new colleague that I find myself thinking about how much to share.

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  • Citi Marks Pride Month 2015 – Part 5

    June 24, 2015 11:00 AM

    In recognition of Pride Month, a time to reflect upon the civil rights history and contributions of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, we will be sharing personal reflections and stories of progress from individuals, both LGBT and straight allies, as they examine what it means to bring their full self to work.

    Alan Houmann, Head of Government Affairs, EMEA – London, UK

    When I talk about my partner, I bring my full self to work.

    Bringing my home life into the office, even in small, casual conversational ways, used to be stressful. Standard stuff, like chatting in the Monday morning coffee queue – "How was your weekend? What did you and your ...er, other half do?" – could feel intrusive even if you were out, and intimidating if you weren't. Years ago, I assumed that my personal decision to say “he” (not the more neutral "my partner" or "they") would be enough to change the entire dynamic of a conversation. But not once in my eight years at Citi have any of my colleagues paused, blinked, or looked startled.

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  • Citi Marks Pride Month 2015 – Part 4

    June 22, 2015 11:00 AM

    In recognition of Pride Month, a time to reflect upon the civil rights history and contributions of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, we will be sharing personal reflections and stories of progress from individuals, both LGBT and straight allies, as they examine what it means to bring their full self to work.

    John Healy, Belfast Citi Service Center Site Head – Belfast, Ireland

    When I attend Citi Pride Network events, I bring my full self to work.

    As the site head at the Belfast Service Center, I am a public figure in the workplace and externally in the community in which we operate. I see my role as the Business Sponsor of the Citi Pride network in Belfast as an important extension of being site head. By supporting the network and attending the events that are organised I believe that I am demonstrating one of the core values of Citi, inclusiveness.

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  • Citi Marks Pride Month 2015 – Part 3

    June 18, 2015 10:30 AM

    In recognition of Pride Month, a time to reflect upon the civil rights history and contributions of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, we will be sharing personal reflections and stories of progress from individuals, both LGBT and straight allies, as they examine what it means to bring their full self to work.

    Simon Feeke, Director of Membership Programmes, Stonewall – London, UK

    When I am open and honest with clients, I bring my whole self to work.

    Even though I work for Stonewall, Europe’s largest LGBT equality charity, I, like many gay people, have to come out every day. I lead our Workplace Program which means I am out in a fairly high profile way with stakeholders and clients, whether I like it or not!

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  • Celebrating a Decade of Coming Together and Giving Back

    By Brandee McHale, President of the Citi Foundation and Director of Corporate Citizenship, Citi June 17, 2015 01:00 PM

    Brandee McHale (far right) with students from the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship at the American Red Cross Headquarters in New York City.

    For the past ten years, Citi volunteers have participated in over 11,000 Global Community Day activities, contributing more than two million hours of service through our annual event. In the days leading up to and including June 13th, more than 80,000 Citi colleagues, friends and family, alums and clients joined together as one global volunteer team for our tenth anniversary.

    We volunteered in nearly 500 cities across 93 countries and territories, and the diverse range of activities reflects our tradition of thinking globally and acting locally. With more than 1,200 service projects, ranging from neighborhood clean ups and home building, financial literacy and mentoring young people to environmental conservation and disaster relief efforts. In true Global Community Day fashion, we gave back in many different ways, but with one common purpose: demonstrating our strong and continued commitment to enabling progress in the communities in which we live and work.

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  • Citi Marks Pride Month 2015 – Part 2

    June 15, 2015 03:45 PM

    In recognition of Pride Month, a time to reflect upon the civil rights history and contributions of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, we will be sharing personal reflections and stories of progress from individuals, both LGBT and straight allies, as they examine what it means to bring their full self to work.

    Weber Lo, Citi Country Officer and Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong and Macau

    When I adhere to the values of Integrity, Passion and Transparency, I bring my full self to work.

    Success will come and go, but integrity is forever. Integrity means doing the right thing at all times and in all circumstances, whether or not anyone is watching. It takes having the courage to do the right thing, no matter what the consequences will be. Building a reputation of integrity takes years, but it takes only a moment to lose.

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  • Empowering cities, economies, people
    and sustainable growth:
    2014 Citi Global Citizenship Report

    By Brandee McHale, President of the Citi Foundation and Director of Corporate Citizenship, Citi June 10, 2015 08:30 AM

    Today we released our 2014 Global Citizenship Report – a look at our efforts to enable progress in the cities and communities in which we live and work. The report, Progress: Responding to Global Challenges, provides examples of how we invest, partner and act in a way that promotes economic growth and opportunities that are sustainable and impactful. Some key highlights include:

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  • Citi Marks Pride Month 2015 – Part 1

    June 08, 2015 04:15 PM

    In recognition of Pride Month, a time to reflect upon the civil rights history and contributions of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, we will be sharing personal reflections and stories of progress from individuals, both LGBT and straight allies, as they examine what it means to bring their full self to work.

    Antonio “Tony” Castanon, Managing Director, Citi Retail Services

    When I am transparent and authentic, I bring my full self to work.

    Today I am a beacon for self-expression and authenticity. But not long ago, I was at a very different place in my life. My journey spans 30 years of denying and suppressing who I was and how I felt about being accepted by other communities of people. I have learned that living out of harmony with my true inner-self is damaging to the soul, as well as just plain exhausting!

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