Valerie Smith joined Citi in 2004 and oversees Citi’s global sustainability initiatives, including leading the bank’s sustainability strategy and goals in partnership with the businesses, and providing expertise on related issues and trends. She also leads the development of Citi’s sustainability stakeholder engagement strategy and human rights approach. Prior to Citi, Smith worked in the environmental sector, including the National Audubon Society, the Brainerd Foundation, and the Houston Advanced Research Center. She began her career with the U.S. Peace Corps, where she served for two years in Honduras. She serves on the boards of the UN Global Compact’s U.S. Network and the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund.