Citi and the Sustainable Development Goals
As a global bank, Citi believes it is important for us to take a leading role in contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Private sector leadership in general is essential both to transition away from practices that undermine the goals’ achievement, and to proactively create solutions that solve existing challenges.
In September 2015, the 193 Member States of the United Nations adopted the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the SDGs. This set of universal goals calls on all nations to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.
Citi has a role to play across all 17 goals, but there are several where we are well-positioned to drive significant progress based on our core business and specialized Citizenship initiatives.
We released a report in 2017– Banking on 2030:Citi & the Sustainable Development Goals— outlining how Citi’s activities relate to our priority SDGs, and we will continue to report on our alignment with the SDGs in our annual Global Citizenship Report.
Additionally, Citi supports research into the SDGs and in 2018 Citi Global Perspectives and Solutions (GPS) released a report that aimed to simplify the SDGs and identify the costs and opportunities each goal presents.