Corporate Citizenship at Citi

Core focus areas for social investment in Russia

We have identified the following focus areas for our social investment programs, which are oriented toward providing support for low-income individuals:

  • Financial capability building increasing the number of people who have a good command of personal financial management, including the accumulation and preservation of personal savings.
  • Microfinance and entrepreneurship development increasing the number of micro and small enterprises which create new sources of income and jobs as well as broadening the spectrum of financial products which stimulate financial inclusion for those who are underserved by the financial system.
  • Youth education and employment improving access to higher education for young people (13 to 25 years of age), thus allowing them to find employment with salaries above the subsistence level or start their own income-generating businesses.

The total volume of financial aid provided by the Citi Foundation in Russia in 2013 was more than US$1 million, bringing the total volume of social investment since 2001 to more than 10 million.

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