Results tagged as "leadership"

  • Citi among 2011 Working Mother Best Companies for Kids.

    By Citi August 30, 2011 09:57 AM

    The cover story of the August/September 2011 issue of Working Mother magazine names Citi to its list of top ten "Best Companies for Kids." The survey evaluates companies on the health, financial and programmatic benefits they offer to employees who are parents, such as childcare, flexible work, company culture, women's career development and work/life programs.

    The online version of the piece includes a short feature on the vibrant, on-site Citi child-care center in Jacksonville, Florida, along with comments from Kristi Bageant-Epperson, Jacksonville site president and an executive VP and managing director with Citi.

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  • Citi and the Mets Alumni honor veterans at Citi Field.

    By Anu Ahluwalia, Citi August 24, 2011 11:53 AM

    Citi and the New York Mets Alumni Association Presented by Citi hosted a luncheon and panel discussion to honor veterans at Citi Field on August 5. Moderator Howie Rose, of Sports Radio 66 WFAN, introduced the program, and then Adam Bryant, Membership Director of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), and Chris Page, Citi's Vice President for Military Programs, briefly spoke about each organization's programs and goals for supporting veterans and their families.

    Members of the 1969 World Series winning Mets team -- including Tom Seaver, Ralph Kiner, Bud Harrelson, Ed Kranepool, Ed Charles and Joe Pignatano -- shared stories from their time in the armed services and in professional baseball before answering questions from the audience, which included approximately 120 veterans from IAVA, Wounded Warriors, and Citi Veterans Network, as well as 40 Citi clients.

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  • iMentor blogs about Citi volunteers' support.

    By Citi August 22, 2011 10:23 AM

    iMentor, currently pairing 1,800 New York professionals with local public high school students, recently blogged about the commitment of Citi volunteers to its College Success program. More than 40 Citi employees have provided 1,350 hours of volunteer service to iMentor this year, working on various activities with their mentees such as college and scholarship applications, making a successful transition in their freshman year of college, writing resumes and practicing interview skills.

    The blog post captured the strength of the mentor-mentee relationships that develop. As Patrick Curley, a VP at Citi, told the blog about his third two-year match, "I can honestly say that [my mentee] is an exceptional kid -- always smiling, selfless and always looking for ways to help others. Not seeing [him] graduate and go off to college is not an option as far as I am concerned, so he and I are focused on getting him all the resources he needs to finish school and get into a top college."

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  • Global financial inclusion work honored.

    By Citi August 09, 2011 02:00 PM

    The American India Foundation (AIF) recently honored Citi Foundation with its Leadership in Philanthropy Award in recognition of our programs and partnerships focused on economically empowering low- to moderate-income people globally. Citi Foundation President Pam Flaherty accepted the award at AIF's 10th anniversary event in New York, which helped raise $1.8 million in corporate and institutional support for AIF's own social and economic development programs in India.

    Citi Foundation is six years into a $200 million decade-long commitment to support a wide range of financial capability programs, so far investing over $167 million in 73 countries. Citi's program officers work in collaboration with global and U.S.-based financial education and asset building organizations to develop programs that help people develop the skills they need to make informed financial decisions, and acquire and preserve assets over the course of their lives. As Flaherty noted in accepting the Leadership in Philanthropy award, such collaborations, with AIF and others, are key in helping Citi Foundation "design and test financial inclusion innovations with potential to achieve scale and significant impact."

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  • Driving sustainability gains.

    By John Killey, Global Head of Building Operations, Citi Realty Services July 15, 2011 02:04 PM

    We began measuring the environmental impact of Citi facilities and publicly released our first carbon footprint reduction goal in 2006. In 2010, after meeting important milestones, the Citi Realty Services team expanded on the company's existing goals by creating additional targets for 2015 which include: reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from buildings by 25%, reducing waste to landfill by 40%, reducing water use by 20% and having 15% of the real estate portfolio LEED-certified by the US Green Building Council. (These reduction metrics are based on a 2005 baseline).

    A logical next step for us was ensuring the sustainability of our supply chain. Citi launched a Sustainable Supplier Program in 2009, and we've found that our suppliers have been eager to help us drive our sustainable performance.

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  • Kindergarten to College: Save steady, dream huge.

    By Leigh Phillips, Manager, Office of Financial Empowerment, Office of the Treasurer and Tax Collector, City and County of San Francisco July 14, 2011 01:39 PM

    Savings has a significantly positive effect on children and families -- research has shown that a child with a college savings account held in his or her name is seven times more likely to attend college than one without, regardless of income, race or academic achievement.

    However, many children -- one in every three in San Francisco -- will be born into families with no savings or assets of any kind. So, how do we bridge the gap for low- and moderate-income parents in a society where everyone should be able to save and achieve the dream of college?

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  • Our Euromoney Awards.

    By Vikram Pandit, CEO July 07, 2011 05:35 PM

    I'm extremely proud of Citi's performance in the latest round of Awards for Excellence bestowed by Euromoney magazine. All told, we won fifteen awards, including awards for our businesses in every single region where we operate and in six individual countries.

    We took the coveted distinction of Best Global Emerging Market Bank--a clear sign that those who cover our industry understand our greatest strength and our most valuable asset. We also reclaimed the title of Best Bank in Asia, an award we had previously won for ten years running and are thrilled to regain after one year. Citi was also named Best Global Transaction Banking House, a testament to the unmatched connectivity offered by our GTS franchise.

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  • Joining the Better Buildings Challenge.

    June 30, 2011 04:56 PM

    Citi today announced that it is one of the initial 14 partners to join President Obama's Better Buildings Challenge and commit to finance commercial energy efficiency projects across the country. The Better Buildings Challenge is part of the Better Buildings Initiative that the President launched in February to catalyze private sector investment in commercial building upgrades, retrofits, and innovative clean energy technologies that save money and improve productivity.

    In this role, Citi will work with the Department of Energy, clients and NGO partners over the coming months to develop and offer scalable financing solutions for such projects. Citi estimates it will pursue at least $250 million in significant activity over the next 18 months through the initiative.

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  • Helping military veterans tap job opportunities on Wall Street.

    By Suni Harford, Regional Head of Markets, Citi June 23, 2011 03:38 PM

    Our nation's veterans possess so many excellent skills: leadership, maturity, competitive drive and the ability to work under pressure and as part of a team. At Citi, in our own hiring, we are well aware of how relevant military experience can be in the financial industry. That's why we are pleased to be a founding member of Veterans on Wall Street (VOWS), an initiative established by a consortium of banks dedicated to raising awareness of the value of veterans in the workforce and helping more former military personnel find job opportunities on Wall Street.

    Our first steps include an inaugural VOWS conference being held today, Thursday, June 23, on the Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum in New York in conjunction with a major Veterans Hiring Fair on adjacent Pier 86. The conference will focus on the range of challenges and benefits associated with helping veterans transition into the workforce while an evening event will raise funds to support a number of established, national veterans-focused charitable organizations.

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  • Out and proud.

    By J. Kevin Jones, Jr., Deputy Director, Out & Equal June 16, 2011 04:54 PM

    In many places throughout the United States and around the world, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities and their friends and families celebrate June as Pride Month. Cities plan large and festive parades. Governments make proclamations. Corporations plan employee events that raise awareness of LGBT issues and demonstrate their commitment to having inclusive and respectful workplaces. A tremendous amount of energy and resources go into making the LGBT community visible. During June, the LGBT community, with support of our allies, makes a point of being out and proud.

    The spike in visible support is energizing--and welcome. While the higher profile of LGBT issues does sometimes result in a corresponding increase in violence against members of our community, the focus on LGBT issues is critical to achieving true inclusion where we live and work. For that reason, it is important to remember during the celebrations in June, that being out is not simply a once-a-year event.

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