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TECHNOLOGY AT WORK v6.0
Ever have that déjà vu feeling? Last year about this time, we published our Technology at Work v5.0 report and discussed how COVID-19 restrictions were being lifted and the end of ‘work from home’ was on the horizon. Apparently, that was just a practice run. This time it’s the real deal.

Citi’s Strategic Refresh
CEO Jane Fraser joined CNBC’s “Closing Bell” with Wilfred Frost and Sara Eisen to discuss her early days as CEO, Citi’s first quarter earnings, recent strategic actions in the Global Consumer Bank and the global economy's macro outlook.

GROWTH & PROSPERITY

Future of Money
Hear from Monica Singer, South Africa Lead at blockchain tech company ConsenSys, as she discusses her journey from centralized to decentralized finance and the growing demand for cryptocurrency solutions for the people of South Africa. Monica was a key contributor to the recent Citi GPS report The Future of Money. A summary and full link to the report is below.

SUSTAINABILITY & SOCIETY

Hard-To-Abate Sectors and Emissions
Progress towards a more sustainable global economy is already being made in many sectors, through actions such as the promotion of electric vehicles and recycling schemes, as well as an increased focus on energy efficiency in buildings.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Get Ready to Run YOUR River
For the ninth year in a row, Citi will be supporting Run the River. Previously this annual fundraising event took place on a single evening around the River Thames in London. Due to the effects of COVID-19, this won’t be possible again. But for our 2nd year, we are taking the run global. It doesn’t matter where you run – it just matters that you run.

GROWTH & PROSPERITY

Getting to Know Crown Agents
Crown Agents helps 36 million people in 60 countries live better and safer lives. Citi Commercial Bank proudly serves Crown Agents and is inspired by their extraordinary work.

TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION

Citi Commercial Cards and CSI form global payments alliance
Citi Commercial Cards and Corporate Spending Innovations (CSI), an Edenred company, are joining hands to offer innovative B2B payment solutions to Citi’s clients.

GROWTH & PROSPERITY

Bringing Citi's ESG Mission to Life
Our ESG agenda at Citi is a central part of our mission of enabling growth and progress around the world. We are pleased to bring together sovereigns and corporates, investors, investment managers, leading technology innovators and other financial industry participants for our second annual Sustainability and ESG virtual conference.

GROWTH & PROSPERITY

Around the World With Citi: Lagos
How does it feel to live and work near the equator? It’s a good life, according to Aderonke Adetoro, Head of Citi’s Securities Services business in Lagos, Nigeria, thanks in part to great weather and lovely beaches.

GROWTH & PROSPERITY

Hard to Abate Sectors
Jason Channell and Liz Curmi of Citi Global Insights discuss their GPS report on hard to abate sectors like steel and cement—examining the vital progress being made, and some of the obstacles that remain on the drive to net zero.

TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION

Choice, Convenience And Speed Are Table Stakes In Today’s Payments Landscape
Shahmir Khaliq, global head of Treasury and Trade Solutions for Citi, says that in order to succeed in today's quickly digitizing payments landscape, merchants must focus on delivering in three key areas: choice, convenience, and speed. Find out why in The Connected Economy’s Power Source – CEO Edition.

SUSTAINABILITY & SOCIETY

The Changing Landscape of Impact Investing
The force of technological advances and changing societal values are driving impact investing in a powerful way. A more precise measurement of impact will result in greater transparency. And in the future, companies will be held accountable for the impact they make – whether it’s positive or negative. Sir Ronald Cohen, known as the godfather of impact investing, spoke on this cultural transformation at Citi’s recent conference on Sustainability, ESG & Alpha.

CITI GLOBAL INSIGHTS

Insurance and ESG: A natural partnership?
We summarize a recent note by Citi Research Analyst, James Shuck on the ESG concerns in the insurance industry. He argues that insurance companies are one of the few whose business model has an entirely positive impact on society. He demonstrates that while insurance business models are already closely aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, many firms are developing innovative products to deepen this connection.

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SUSTAINABILITY & SOCIETY
Hosting Our Sustainability Conference is Just One Step Toward Achieving Net Zero
Climate change is already impacting our daily lives and creating an imperative that we address this challenge now with our best thinking and resources. Transitioning to a net zero global economy by 2050, which is a goal to which we are committed as a founding signatory of the Net Zero Banking Alliance (NZBA), will not be easy for us. Nor will it be for our clients who are looking to do the same.
GROWTH & PROSPERITY
Women’s Wealth Grows, Private Banks Respond
The global head of Citi Private Bank, Ida Liu, has a message for women who dream of being private bankers: Do it. “I really believe our field is a nurturing environment for women,” she says. “Half of our team is female.”
TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION
Corporate Digital Identity: Big Challenges...and Big Rewards
Technological advances and 24/7 business will make corporate digital identity increasingly important. But how will it work? What benefits could it deliver? And can challenges such as cybersecurity and data privacy be overcome?
GROWTH & PROSPERITY
Citi Hires Goldman Banker Adams to Run New Health-Consumer Group
Citigroup Inc. is combining its global health-care and consumer and retail investment-banking businesses into a “super group” to help win more mandates in those sectors.
Around the world
with Citi
Accesses the best elements of our global conversation and harvests the thought leadership of a wide range of senior professionals both across the firm and across various academic institutions.
Around the World with Citi: Tokyo
Citi is proud of its longstanding presence in Japan, starting operations there in 1902. Hear from Citi Japan’s Country Officer, Lee Waite, on Tokyo’s culture, food, travel, nature, and more.
Cryptocurrency Consumes a Lot of Energy
As highlighted by Citi’s commodities strategist Aakash Doshi in a recent report, growth in cryptocurrency and digital investments has accelerated dramatically over the past year. Not only has investment increased, but so has the industry’s energy consumption. It now surpasses the energy use of several medium-sized economies. We explore the ramifications, especially as relates to the environmental costs.
Citi Selected as Financial Advisor to Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance’s COVAX Facility
The COVAX Facility is part of COVAX, a global, multilateral initiative aimed at developing, manufacturing and deploying COVID-19 vaccines on a fair and equitable basis.
Around the World with Citi: Lisbon
As we get to know each other better, our world grows smaller and easier to navigate. By working together, we can transform, modernize and simplify Citi, improving our service to our clients and making Citi an even better place to work.
US Infrastructure: Vision vs. Execution
Of the US$2tn spending proposed under the American Jobs Plan (AJP), nearly half would be on climate-related investments. Electric power and transportation are key areas of focus. Drawing on a recent report by Anthony Yuen, we look at the clean-energy implications of the AJP, as well as the political challenges in turning aspiration into actuality.
Australian Housing Market
It probably should come as no surprise that after a year of pent up demand and low rates the Australian housing market has started to boom. We look at a recent report by Citi’s Australia banks research analyst, Brendan Sproules and summarise the key considerations from a macro/policy perspective. Following a year of pent up demand and low interest rates, the housing marketing in Australia is booming and with this calls for intervention arise. Brendan identifies a few key areas where this ‘boom’ differs from that of 2015.
Around the World with Citi: Abu Dhabi
Travel with us as we explore a variety of global conversations and harvest the thought leadership from a wide range of senior professionals both across the firm and from across various academic institutions.
The Digital Transformation in IT and Business Process Outsourcing Services
In their recent deep-dive report, Citi’s Ashwin Shirvaikar and the global IT Services Research team explore the digital transformation mega-trend within IT and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Services. The team hosted or participated in 20+ events to discuss this trend with companies, industry experts, consultants, and private equity investors. We summarize their key findings – focusing on talent-related risks, the work-from-home trend, and ESG.
Opening banking in a world of platforms
Who’ll provide the financial layer of tomorrow’s digital economy – banks, fintechs, bigtechs – may be academic today. But the contest for tomorrow’s virtual currency will almost surely be a battle of ideals between promoting tokenization and perfecting accounts-based systems. But which will prevail? Just ask our Future of Money expert Tony McLaughlin.
Citi, As One with Clients & Partners
Digital Payments
Progressing As One - Look through the lens of our Markets & Security Services and Treasury Trade Solutions teams who work as one to apply technology to better serve clients with cross-border payment services.