Environmental, Social and Governance

Through our core business and philanthropy, we address some of society’s greatest challenges – an imperative stated in our mission and an idea that shapes our decisions every day. We are guided by a commitment to drive positive social and environmental impact through our products, services and work with clients. Our ESG commitments are an essential part of our firm-wide strategy, deeply integrated into our business and long-term priorities, yet nimble to adjust and respond to the ever-changing realities around the globe. Click on the six ESG focus areas below to read more about our efforts.

A Message From Our CEO

“At Citi, helping our clients navigate the challenges and embrace the opportunities of our rapidly changing world is fundamental to our mission of enabling growth and economic progress. Importantly, it’s also vital to our own business and central to how we deliver for our clients and help them sustain their businesses for the future.”

— Jane Fraser, CEO of Citi

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Citi and the Sustainable Development Goals

While Citi has a leading role to play in all 17 SDGs, we have identified seven SDGs where we believe we can have the greatest impact.

In 2019, Citi joined with the UN and other business leaders to create the Global Investors for Sustainable Development (GISD) Alliance, which seeks to deliver concrete solutions to scale-up long-term finance and investment in sustainable development. The 30 members have committed to scale up our collective efforts to align our businesses with the goals and to remove barriers to finance.

In Japan, Citi has concluded a partnership agreement with Keio University’s Shonan Fujisawa Campus (SFC) to promote understanding of SDGs and build a sustainable society. Citi is sharing knowledge and knowhow it has acquired in the field of sustainability across 160 countries to help progress SDG-related research activities, an area in which SFC is a leader. As a part of the partnership, Citi supported xSDG Consortium in the development of “SDG Action List for Business ver. 1 (SDG Action List)”, a new tool that provides standards for companies to evaluate actions from the perspective of their impact across the entire supply chain. Citi also sponsors a “SDGs and Finance” course at SFC. Classes are taught by senior executives and employees who lead Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives at Citi.

Learn more about what we think about SDGs and banking from our report.

Banking on 2030: Citi & the Sustainable Development

Banking on 2030: Citi & the Sustainable Development