Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank), partnered with Ateneo de Manila University last December 2015, to contribute to the building of Areté, its learning hub that congregates different disciplines and creates a space where the school cultivates the spirit of creativity and innovation.
UnionBank takes part in this path-breaking endeavour by sponsoring the main plaza to be known as UBUNTU SPACE—a structural and symbolic link connecting the facility’s Arts and Innovation wings. The venue is ideal for events such as town-hall meetings, exhibits, launches and the like.
Areté is created as a central space for stimulating creative, adaptive and multi-dimensional thinking, thus generating new ideas, products and services that will drive a global economy. Areté shares UnionBank’s culture of innovation and collaboration, anchored on the Bank’s core values of MAGIS, INTEGRITY and UBUNTU.
A ceremonial marker was unveiled signifying the official launch Areté’s UBUNTU SPACE and the immortalization of the momentous project:
“UBUNTU in UnionBank means belonging through collaboration. We seek to understand with courageous conversations to inspire solutions that will advance humanity. We engage communities with respect, honesty and openness.
MAGIS and INTEGRITY complement our culture of belonging and collaboration as we continuously innovate with an agile mindset while mindful of our accountability to earn the trust of all stakeholders. In UnionBank, we OWN THE FUTURE with you.”