About the Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards
Launched in 2005 and now spanning more than 30 countries, the Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards programme highlights the contributions of microentrepreneurs and microfinance institutions (MFIs) to their local economies.
Through the programme, the Citi Foundation has invested more than $12 million in microfinance networks and MFIs to convene thousands of key stakeholders that influence sector-wide policy and regulation and encourage innovation around the world.
The programme was launched in the UK in 2013. The Citi Foundation is working in partnership with Responsible Finance to celebrate the achievements of the UK’s responsible finance sector.
About the Citi Foundation
The Citi Foundation works to promote economic progress in communities around the world and focuses on initiatives that expand financial inclusion. We collaborate with best-in-class partners to create measurable economic improvements that strengthen low-income families and communities. Through a "More than Philanthropy" approach, Citi's business resources and human capital enhance our philanthropic investments and impact.
Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.
About Responsible Finance
We are the voice of the responsible finance industry working to increase access to fair finance. We support a strong and growing network of finance providers who are building resilient economies throughout the UK.
Our network is locally responsive, tailoring services to the needs of the areas within which we operate. We offer a personal service, a supportive approach and a real alternative to traditional bank lenders and finance providers. At our heart is the idea of bringing social and economic benefits to people, places and businesses.
Our network provides access to finance for people and businesses that are often excluded; we aim to build hope, create opportunity and change lives – for us that’s responsible finance.