São Paulo

An intercontinental partnership spanning more than 100 years

As a vibrant global city, Citi is proud to support progress in São Paulo

Proud Member of the São Paulo Community


Our Reach Across São Paulo


Citi employees


consumer and business accounts


Citi alumni

Supporting São Paulo's Growth and Development

R$210 million+

loans and investments in affordable housing


Citi clients in the Global Fortune 500

Our Commitment to São Paulo's Communities


supporting charitable organizations

Data based on 2015 yearly totals


volunteer hours by 900+ Citi employees

Dedicated to Development, Inclusion and Diversity


In 2007, Citi established the SOMAR project with experts from “Ser Especial” to generate employment opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities. This organization continues to help employ the disabled and reduce their turnover rate in the areas where they operate.

What began with a few agencies in São Paulo has now expanded across the city and into Rio de Janeiro. These efforts have been recognized by other companies including FEBRABAN (Brazilian Federation of Banks).

  • 50+employees have benefited from the SOMAR program
  • 93%retention rate among participants

Sustaining Progress Through Inclusive Business


Since 2015, the Citi Foundation has sponsored the Sustainability and Inclusive Business project – carried out by the Center for Sustainability Studies at the Getúlio Vargas Foundation – to help empower small vegetable and fruit producers around São Paulo. The initiative has brought together representatives from various links in the supply chain including financial institutions, public authorities and civil society organizations in order to foster best practices that help farmers to expand their distribution channels and improve their quality of life.

Future plans include the development of strategies to provide a broader support network for producers. These plans include better access to financial services and expanding public policies that support local food production based on socially and environmentally-friendly practices. The producers also receive individual assistance from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation.

  • 60workshops facilitated during a two-year training cycle
  • 600small farmers assisted from the São Paulo extended metropolitan area

How Citi Clients Define Progress


For individuals, it may mean:

  • A mortgage that allows a family to lay down roots
  • Personalized advice that makes planning for a first child easier

For institutions, it may mean:

  • Local insight to break into new markets in differentiating ways
  • Deep expertise around the world to help manage complexity and emerging challenges

For communities, it may mean:

  • Collaboration with local leaders and community organizations to enable progress on local policy priorities
  • A global foundation that supports economic progress for individuals and communities

A True Global Reach


Our work stretches across the world to reach individuals, institutions and communities and empower them with solutions that only Citi's global set of capabilities can provide.

Citi's Global Consumer Bank serves 100 million clients in 19 countries, with a strategic focus on cities and segments in which the bank's unique global network, brand and capabilities provide a competitive advantage. We serve clients through industry-leading products and services, next-generation retail formats and world-class digital channels to deliver a simple, secure and seamless experience.

Citi's Institutional Clients Group builds enduring relationships with clients by providing a full suite of strategic advisory and financing products to multinational and local corporations, financial and public sector institutions, governments, privately held businesses and many of the world's most successful and influential individuals and families in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions.

Looking Ahead

We look forward to continuing our partnership with the people and institutions of São Paulo to enable progress and to create ever-greater opportunities within the city and the region.