Our Journey

Enriching lives and strengthening social bonds are fundamental elements in our business philosophy. At UOB, our corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts from across the Group come together under the UOB Heartbeat CSR programme. The programme aims to create sustainable good for a more caring and inclusive society through corporate philanthropy, stakeholder partnerships and employee participation. Guided by our values of Honour, Enterprise, Unity and Commitment, we draw together our colleagues, customers and ecosystem partners to make a positive difference to our communities.

We focus on three areas which we believe are essential for the quality and progress of society: art, children and education.

UOB Heartbeat Run/Walk

UOB China has been hosting the annual Heartbeat Run/Walk, UOB Group’s annual flagship event to raise funds for a good cause since 2012. Each year, our colleagues and their family members come together to support children from less privileged backgrounds through sports, donations and charity sales. By 2021, we have raised more than RMB 1.5 million through this programme.

UOB Art Gallery

We opened UOB Art Gallery at UOB Plaza in Shanghai in November 2018. Since its launch, UOB Art Gallery has been a main channel for us to connect with the local community through art. It is where we showcase UOB’s art collection from across Asia, organise art-related events and facilitate cross-cultural dialogue with regional artists. By 2021, the Gallery has successfully held six art exhibitions and hosted two artists in residence.