Global Citizenship

“The world doesn't seem likely to get any less global, uncertain, unpredictable or challenging. This expectation only underscores our commitment to take our mission – one that we explicitly reaffirmed and clarified over the course of the past year – seriously. That mission is: to responsibly provide financial services that enable growth and progress.”
– Michael Corbat, Chief Executive Officer, Citigroup

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  • CHALLENGE

    To limit global warming to below 2℃ and avoid a climate change tipping point, the world needs an additional $1 trillion in clean energy investments annually through 2050. (Source)

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    Sustainability
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    Funding for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals require an estimated $4.5 trillion annually through 2030. (Source)

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    Financing Development
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    68% of respondents recommended a company they trusted to a friend; 58% shared criticism about a distrusted company. (Source)

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    Trust
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    More than half the world’s population lives in urban areas today, and this is projected to rise to 70% by 2050. Rapid urbanization has led to infrastructure shortages and greater inequality. (Source)

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    Inclusive Cities
  • CHALLENGE

    Attributes related to integrity – exhibiting ethical behaviors, taking responsible actions and having transparent business practices – are the most important for trust-building for the general population. (Source)

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    Conduct, Culture and Governance
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    60% of financial services CEOs surveyed by PwC say top talent prefer to work for organizations with social values aligned to their own. (Source)

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    Workforce and Talent
  • CHALLENGE

    Globalization presents new and complex threats to human rights, including the use of forced labor and land and water contamination. (Source)

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    Human Rights
  • CHALLENGE

    Companies in the top quartile for gender or racial/ethnic diversity are more likely to have higher financial returns. (Source)

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    Diversity