Results tagged as "global"

  • Building Communities Across the Globe with Habitat for Humanity

    By Mike Carscaddon, Executive Vice President of International Field Operations, Habitat for Humanity International June 19, 2013 01:57 PM

    On Global Community Day (June 22), Citi will work with nonprofit organizations to strengthen communities around the world through volunteerism. One of our key partners is Habitat for Humanity. Below, Mike Carscaddon, executive vice president of international field operations at Habitat for Humanity International, talks about the organization's work and partnership with Citi and the Citi Foundation.

    Building Communities across the Globe


    Habitat for Humanity International has built, rehabilitated, repaired or improved more than 600,000 houses worldwide, providing decent and affordable shelter for more than 3 million people. Recently Builder Magazine named Habitat as the tenth largest homebuilder in the United States.

    Since 1999, Citi and the Citi Foundation have helped advance Habitat's mission to build homes, communities and hope by providing technical, financial and volunteer support to expand our programs as well as test new ideas.

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  • Three Ways the American Red Cross Helps Build Communities

    By Gerald DeFrancisco, President of Humanitarian Services, American Red Cross June 17, 2013 04:56 PM

    For Global Community Day (June 22), Citi is partnering with non-profit organizations to build communities across the globe. One of our partners is the American Red Cross, with whom Citi has longstanding and meaningful relationship. Citi and its employees support the American Red Cross with such initiatives as addressing the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy through extensive philanthropic support and volunteer efforts in the affected areas. Below is a guest blog post from the American Red Cross President of Humanitarian Services on the organization's work and partnership with Citi and the Citi Foundation.

    We congratulate Citi as the company celebrates its eighth annual Citi Global Community Day on June 22nd and thank its leaders for inviting the American Red Cross to play such an important role again this year. Last year we were honored to mark Citi's 200th anniversary and saw a successful turnout of Citi volunteers who worked hand-in-hand with local Red Cross chapters across the United States as well as globally. The Red Cross could not perform our mission without strong partners and we're proud to count Citi as one of the strongest.

    Below are three ways our approach has helped build communities:

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  • Three Ways JA Worldwide Helps Build Communities

    By Sean Rush, President and CEO of JA Worldwide June 12, 2013 01:00 PM

    For Global Community Day (June 22), Citi is partnering with non-profit organizations to strengthen communities across the globe through volunteerism. One of our key partners is JA Worldwide (JA, also known as Junior Achievement). Below is a guest blog post from the President and CEO of JA Worldwide on the organization's work and partnership with Citi and the Citi Foundation.

    JA Worldwide is global youth-focused NGO dedicated to addressing fundamental social and economic challenges faced by millions of young people across the world. JA's goal is to empower young people to transform their future. To date, we've made an impact on 11 million students across our 121-country network, through the help of more than 400,000 volunteers around the world. Below are three ways our approach has helped build stronger communities across the globe:

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  • Building Communities through Volunteering: Reflection on Global Community Day

    By Pam Flaherty, President and CEO, Citi Foundation and Director of Corporate Citizenship June 10, 2013 01:43 PM

    Volunteerism is a longstanding tradition for us here at Citi. We strive to make a positive impact on society and live up to our responsibility to serve the communities where we do business. To me, there is no greater way to build a stronger sense of pride in the company we work for than to volunteer. It provides creative opportunities for professional development, deepens relationships with strategic partners, and most importantly, makes a difference in the lives of others.

    While Citi employees volunteer year-round, Global Community Day (GCD), which will be held this year on June 22nd, is an annual company-wide event that unites tens of thousands of Citi employees, friends and families, in community-building efforts in countries around the world. We organize major volunteer opportunities for GCD and leverage our employees' unique skills and expertise to support local nonprofits. It's an opportunity for people to come together and demonstrate their passion for service. This year my colleagues across the world have already planned more than 1,200 events across 90 countries (and counting).

    For the month of June, Citi will be featuring stories on volunteerism and the impact that Global Community Day has on the local community. To kick us off, I'd like to share how volunteering has impacted my life and why I believe it's important to serve others.

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  • Citi @ TED2013

    By Debby Hopkins, Chief Innovation Officer, Citi Ventures February 28, 2013 10:19 PM

    Chief Innovation Officer, Debby Hopkins, is spending this week at the annual TED (Technology-Entertainment-Design] conference in Long Beach, California. She shares her thoughts on the wide-ranging impact of this gathering, as well as the benefits to Citi of participation in the event and TED community.

    At Citi, we've been talking for some time about how the big trends of globalization, urbanization and digitization are changing how people and organizations thrive. We know that this hyper-connected, speed-of-life world is redefining how our clients and customers live and work and, at the same time, it is requiring us to look closely at how we redesign our business to address their ever-changing needs.

    There's no better place than TED to learn about a variety of viewpoints on the world and to deeply understand the challenges of this new age. Being here makes one recognize the personal contribution that each of us must make to tackle the huge issues facing humanity.

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  • Is There a US Manufacturing Renaissance?

    By Deane M. Dray, CFA – Global Industrials Sector Leader, Citi January 24, 2013 11:00 AM

    Citi Global Perspectives & Solutions (Citi GPS) is Citi's latest thought leadership initiative through which we are delivering insights and viewpoints on compelling issues and structural thematic trends in the global economy. In the most recent opinion article: "Is There a US Manufacturing Renaissance?", I discuss how there has been a notable influx of high-profile capital goods companies investing in US manufacturing facilities in the past several years. While the media has trumpeted this trend as a resurgence of US manufacturing, our analysis indicates that the motivations behind these investment decisions are broad-ranging and more often company-specific. Check out an excerpt from the full report below:

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  • Emerging Markets: The Earnings Challenge in 2013

    By Geoffrey Dennis, Global Emerging Markets Strategist January 08, 2013 04:15 PM

    Citi Global Perspectives & Solutions (Citi GPS) is Citi's latest thought leadership initiative through which we are delivering insights and viewpoints on compelling issues and structural thematic trends in the global economy. In the most recent opinion article: "Emerging Markets: The Earnings Challenge in 2013", I discuss how EM economies saw much weaker growth than originally forecast for 2012, which contributed to virtually no corporate earnings growth last year. With EM equities rising by 15% in 2012, valuations increased. Looking ahead to 2013, I argue that, with equity markets not likely to re-rate again, the key to further market gains will be a solid rebound in GDP and earnings growth, which we expect. Our call is for EM equities to rise by close to 10% in 2013.

    View the full article, "Emerging Markets: The Earnings Challenge in 2013", on the Citi GPS website.

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  • Citi Earns Top Ratings for Private Equity and Hedge Fund Administration in Asia Pacific

    By David Russell, Head of Securities and Fund Services, Citi Transaction Services Asia Pacific November 15, 2012 02:00 PM

    Citi was ranked as Top Rated in Asia Pacific by respondents in both the 2012 Private Equity Fund Administration survey and the 2012 Hedge Fund Administration survey conducted by Global Custodian.

    Among the ten administrators rated in the sixth annual Private Equity Fund Administration survey, Citi was ranked number one in Asia Pacific and received the highest amount of Best in Class commendations for the region, earning ten awards. In addition to Citi's success in Asia Pacific, solid results were received globally with Citi earning six Top Rated rankings - more than any other fund administrator - and 60 Best in Class awards in total. Citi was also the only provider to be Top Rated both globally and across Asia Pacific and North America.

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  • Citi Turns 200: Mergers create banking giants abroad

    November 09, 2012 11:00 AM

    In celebration of Citigroup's 200th Anniversary, we are sharing stories from our rich history here on this blog. The 32nd installment below covers how the bank merged with Banamex. Read the 31st installment explaining how Citi employees came together during the tragic events on September 11th, 2001, here.

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  • Citi Turns 200: Connecting the dots

    October 19, 2012 09:00 AM

    In celebration of Citigroup's 200th Anniversary, we are sharing stories from our rich history here on this blog. The 30th installation below covers how the bank's flourishing business helped provide processing and clearing for international customers. Read the 29th installment explaining how the bank dealt with financial panics in the early 1990s, here.

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