Bandar Seri Begawan, August 12, 2023 – Over 80 UOB colleagues, clients and their families rallied together for the Bank’s annual UOB Global Heartbeat Run/Walk event, raising more than BND 8,000 under the UOB Heartbeat Fund for this year’s beneficiary, Brunei SMARTER, to help children with special needs.
The UOB Global Heartbeat Run/Walk is an annual flagship volunteering and fundraising programme held globally across 18 markets where UOB has a presence. Participants gathered at 7 a.m. at the Taman Mahkota Jubli Emas to complete a three km run/walk. UOB Brunei Branch, together with UOB Asset Management, raised donations amounting to over BND 8,888 for children at Brunei SMARTER. The donation was presented by Country Manager of UOB Brunei Branch, Howard Low Boon Keng to President of Brunei SMARTER, Pengiran Zamri bin Pengiran Haji Bujang during the event.
Howard Low Boon Keng said, “At UOB, our team holds a deep commitment to supporting the community. The UOB Global Heartbeat Run/Walk event is testament to our collective efforts, bringing together our employees and clients to make a positive impact on the lives of children with special needs”. Ex-Singapore High Commissioner, the Guest-of-Honour, Heng Aik Yeow at the UOB Global Heartbeat Run/Walk event, also participated in the three km run/walk.
UOB’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme aims to create sustainable good for more caring and inclusive societies through corporate philanthropy, stakeholder partnerships and employee participation. By drawing together colleagues, clients and business partners, UOB is committed to making a positive difference to the community it operates in.
UOB is a leading bank in Asia. Operating through its head office in Singapore and banking subsidiaries in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, UOB has a global network of around 500 offices in 19 countries and territories in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. Since its incorporation in 1935, UOB has grown organically and through a series of strategic acquisitions. Today, UOB is rated among the world’s top banks: Aa1 by Moody’s Investors Service and AA- by both S&P Global Ratings and Fitch Ratings.
For nearly nine decades, UOB has adopted a customer-centric approach to create long-term value by staying relevant through its enterprising spirit and doing right by its customers. UOB is focused on building the future of ASEAN – for the people and businesses within, and connecting with, ASEAN.
The Bank connects businesses to opportunities in the region with its unparalleled regional footprint and leverages data and insights to innovate and create personalised banking experiences and solutions catering to each customer’s unique needs and evolving preferences.
UOB is also committed to help businesses forge a sustainable future, by fostering social inclusiveness, creating positive environmental impact and pursuing economic progress. UOB believes in being a responsible financial services provider and is steadfast in its support of art, social development of children and education, doing right by its communities and stakeholders.