Results tagged as "global"

  • Citi’s 10th Annual Global Community Day – Are You In?

    By Brandee McHale, President of the Citi Foundation and Director of Corporate Citizenship, Citi May 27, 2015 03:30 PM

    On Saturday, June 13th, Citi will mark its 10th Annual Global Community Day. For the past nine years, we have marked this annual day of service by donating our time, skills and expertise to make positive impacts in the communities where we live and work. This year, as in years past, tens of thousands of Citi colleagues from cities large and small will join their families and friends in this proud Citi tradition.

    Since the inaugural Global Community Day in 2006, we have seen communities and lives transformed due -- in large part -- to the combined efforts of our community partners and the more than half a million Citi volunteers who have contributed more than two million hours of service to Global Community Day projects. While these statistics help quantify the extent of our impact from a macro perspective, on a more personal level we see the tangible impacts that Global Community Day has made for individuals and communities.

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  • Citi and JA: A Commitment to Youth

    By Brandee McHale, President, Citi Foundation and Francesco Vanni d’Archirafi, CEO of Citi Holdings and Chairman of the Board of Governors of Junior Achievement Worldwide May 12, 2015 07:45 AM

    Citi and the Citi Foundation have been working with JA (Junior Achievement) since 1986, partnering on every level: from helping JA build capacity, to funding large scale programs, regional and global initiatives, and projects at the community level; to dedicated collaborations with Citi volunteers.

    Every year, JA reaches more than 10 million youth across 123 countries, and 50 states within the United States, working to improve their financial and entrepreneurship skills as well as providing them with the resources needed to gain employment, start their own businesses, and begin to accumulate financial assets through savings. In today’s economy, these skills provide young people with invaluable tools for building their future and achieving their ambitions.

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  • Citi Celebrates Earth Hour 2015

    By John Killey, Global Head of Building Operations, Citi April 08, 2015 11:00 AM

    On Saturday, March 28th, Citi showed its support for environmental sustainability by participating in Earth Hour for the eighth consecutive year. To mark Earth Hour, individuals, businesses, governments and communities around the world are invited to turn out their lights for one hour at 8:30 p.m. local time. This year, Citi turned off non-essential lights in 3,059 of its office facilities and branches in a record 98 countries and 1,151 cities.

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  • An Investment In Sustainable Growth

    By James A. Forese, Co-President, Citi March 02, 2015 01:15 PM

    The following letter was written in response to The Wall Street Journal editorial “Citi Turns Green” that ran on February 24.

    Regarding your editorial “Citi Turns Green” (Feb. 24): Citigroup Inc. is responding to the very real market demand for renewable energy and the associated financing need. Many of the world’s largest companies—and an ever-increasing number of homeowners—are already saving millions by investing in clean energy. We expect this trend to continue. The International Energy Agency estimates that to combat the effects of climate change, $500 billion in investments in low-carbon energy technologies is needed each year until 2020, with that number doubling by 2030.

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  • Citi's New Efforts to Drive Sustainable Growth

    By Val Smith, Director of Corporate Sustainability February 20, 2015 12:10 PM

    Citi CEO Michael Corbat, Kilowatt Financial Chairman and CEO Dan Pillemer and Pam Flaherty, Citi Foundation (retired) at a recent event celebrating the launch of Citi's new efforts to drive sustainable growth.

    At Citi, it's clear to us that financing and scaling sustainable solutions that matter is central to our business success. Yesterday, we announced our new Sustainable Progress strategy, which will expand our efforts to finance projects that provide environmental solutions and manage environmental and social risk in partnership with our clients. In addition, we aim to enhance the sustainability of our own facilities and supply chain. Our commitment is aligned with and embedded in our firm's strategy, and it is a broad approach that spans across our businesses.

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  • Volunteerism - Beyond the Numbers

    By Brandee McHale, President of the Citi Foundation and Director of Corporate Citizenship at Citi February 19, 2015 07:40 PM

    I am often asked what impact our volunteer efforts have on the hundreds of communities around the world where our employees give back year-round. We can start with the numbers: 70,000+ Citi employees, families and friends turned out for our annual Global Community Day in 2014, for example, contributing 350,000+ hours of service, across 93 countries and 479 cities. We know that 63,000+ meals were served, 31,000+ youth were engaged, and nearly 1,400 houses were built for families.

    But the real heart of our impact moves beyond the numbers, and is centered around the individual stories that result from these service experiences – both from those who act in service and those on the receiving end.

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  • A New Report Highlights the Scale of the Global Affordable Housing Challenge

    By Andrew Ditton, Managing Director, Citi Community Capital December 16, 2014 01:58 PM

    Recently, Citi hosted a meeting with members of the Partnership for New York City for a presentation by the McKinsey Global Institute to address the massive and growing global affordable housing shortfall. Invited participants included key academics, New York City government officials, major commercial and residential developers, and local affordable housing advocates. To kick start the discussion, senior McKinsey partners presented a recent study the Institute conducted on the affordability challenge. Of the many telling findings, perhaps the most important was also the most basic: affordable housing is infrastructure, a key component, not unlike power grids or transportation networks, of regional economic development strategies. Indeed, I would go a step further and say that the intelligent integration of infrastructure - including core assets like affordable housing, energy grids, retail services, education and healthcare facilities, and safe public spaces - fundamentally impacts the livability and desirability of modern communities.

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  • Six Continents + 93 Countries + 479 Cities = 1 'Epic' Global Community Day

    By Florencia Spangaro, Director, Stakeholder Engagement and Strategy, Citi Foundation June 19, 2014 04:55 PM

    More than 70,000 Citi colleagues, friends and family and alums came together in the days leading and including the 7th of June, as one global volunteer team. We reached 479 cities across 93 countries, and Citi volunteers got involved with a variety of activities, from hands-on to skills-based work.

    We built homes, restored parks and helped increase financial literacy among today's youth. Although we gave back in a variety of ways, we came together for one common purpose: to demonstrate our strong and continued commitment to enabling progress in the communities in which we live, work and have a presence.

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  • Citi Volunteers Create a Hub for Engagement, Health and Physical Activity

    By Kimberly Latimer-Nelligan, Chief Operating Officer & EVP Community Investments and Programs, Low Income Investment Fund and Clare Fox, Director of Policy and Innovation, The Los Angeles Food Policy Council June 18, 2014 02:18 PM

    On Global Community Day, Citi works with nonprofit organizations to strengthen communities around the world through volunteerism. This year, Citi Volunteers focused on promoting community engagement and health by partnering with two organizations pursuing healthy food access in Los Angeles. Volunteers worked with the Low Income Investment Fund to build the first Citi Garden to promote community engagement and healthy living. Citi is also partnering with The Los Angeles Food Policy Council to build awareness of healthy foods as a strategy to revitalize communities. Both partners talked with us about their approaches to encouraging healthy communities in Los Angeles and the impact of this year's Global Community Day.

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  • Providing Families with Food for their Tables: Mary Jo Shares her Volunteer Story

    By Mary Jo Tonachio, Southern California Division Sales Director June 18, 2014 12:55 PM

    "Global Community Day has become a proud tradition at Citi over the years- an annual opportunity for employees, alumni, clients, family and friends around the world to serve their cities and use their time, skills, and expertise to make a difference in their communities." - Bob Annibale, Global Director of Citi Community Development and Microfinance

    To celebrate Global Community Day this year, Citi employees are sharing their volunteer stories that have empowered them to have a lasting impact on their local communities. Mary Jo Tonachio, a Citi volunteer and Southern California Division Sales Director at Citi, shares her experience supporting local food drives and community garden builds in Los Angeles, California. Read her story in this Q&A.

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