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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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  • 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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  • Providing Vital Services to Homeowners in Puerto Rico

    By Guillermo Gómez, Citi Puerto Rico Country Officer, and Lily Lopez, Senior Vice President, Citi Community Development June 27, 2017 04:00 PM

    In the U.S., unemployment is low and economic growth is on the rise. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said about the current state of economic affairs in Puerto Rico, where 11 percent unemployment[1], declining wages[2] and the looming prospect of a $70 billion debt default have touched every aspect of daily life for citizens of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

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  • Citi Invests in the Aimee Copeland Foundation

    By Bill Johnson, EVP, Managing Director, Global Consumer Bank June 05, 2017 12:00 PM

    I’ve worked at Citi for nearly 20 years now and most of my days are fairly routine, filled with meetings, conference calls, presentations, and the myriad tasks it takes to run a successful business. In the course of my career I’ve had the privilege of meeting with thousands of business leaders, government officials, employees, and customers. Each one has a story, but some, like Aimee Copeland’s, leave a lasting impression. While Aimee wasn’t someone I would have likely crossed paths with at work, I was — along with many others —very familiar with her story.

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  • Leveraging the Buying Power of Cities: New City Accelerator Uses Innovation to Increase Procurement and Economic Opportunity

    By Ben Hecht, President and CEO, Living Cities and Brandee McHale, President of the Citi Foundation and Director of Corporate Citizenship, Citi May 11, 2017 01:00 PM

    Accelerating economic development remains one of the top priorities for mayors around the country, with an increasing focus on intentionally targeting socioeconomic issues, such as income inequality. Seventy-five percent of mayors highlighted economic development in their 2016 State of the City address, according to the National League of Cities, with 22 percent looking specifically at providing greater support to small businesses and 17 percent mentioning businesses owned by women and people of color.

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  • Environmental and Social Risk Management (ESRM) Policy Updates

    May 09, 2017 04:00 PM

    We recognize the importance of the issues and concerns that have been raised as a result of Citi’s financing of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The project has led to extensive internal evaluation of our Environmental and Social Risk Management (ESRM) Policy and, as our CEO Michael Corbat said at our annual shareholder meeting in April, Citi is committed to improving our approach to evaluating human rights issues, with a specific focus on Indigenous Peoples.

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  • Our Review of the Dakota Access Pipeline Project and What's Ahead

    April 27, 2017 12:00 PM

    Citi is one of the 17 banks that financed the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) project — an underground oil pipeline in the U.S. from North Dakota to Illinois. Construction of the pipeline raised concerns and spurred protests by indigenous peoples and environmentalists as well as many others who were concerned about the project and its potential impact. Citi recognizes the importance of the issues they have raised and will learn from this experience to improve our approach to due diligence on social risk, including on issues related to indigenous peoples.

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  • Community Progress Makers: Support that Fuels Impact and Transformative Change

    By Brandee McHale, President of the Citi Foundation and Director of Corporate Citizenship, Citi April 18, 2017 04:00 PM

    Community-based organizations have been at the forefront of transforming cities, block by block, neighborhood by neighborhood, acting as both spring boards to economic opportunity and critical safety nets for low-income people and communities. However, to accelerate the pace of transformative impact in our cities, these change-agents need more than financial support for specific programs.

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  • Connecting Experiences in Austin

    By Linda Duncombe, Chief Marketing Officer, Citi FinTech March 31, 2017 10:00 AM

    Citi FinTech participated in the interactive portion of the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) conference in Austin, Texas for the first time this year, descending on this marquee technology conference to drive awareness of Citi’s Open Banking strategy and socialize our platform, the Citi Developer Hub, among developers and the tech community.

    The FastCompany panel, featuring Linda & Sima Gandhi from Plaid

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