Union Bank has reiterated its commitment to innovation and impactful social causes that foster the nation’s growth. Indeed, the bank recently partnered with the organisers of TEDxLagos to host entrepreneurs, social advocates, innovators and thought leaders at the 2019 TEDxLagos event tagged “Spring.”
TEDx is a global platform created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth sharing”.The event was a celebration of brilliant ideas and talks organised by members of the local and international TEDx communities, including Michael James Ryan from TEDx partnerships international and Mercy Akamo, organiser/ licensee of TEDxLagos.
Speaking on the Bank’s partnership with TEDxLagos, the Head of Corporate Communications and Marketing at Union Bank, Ogochukwu Ekezie-Ekaidem said, “Union Bank is pleased to partner with TEDxLagos for the second consecutive year. As a Bank committed to enabling success in our host communities, we identify with the objective of the TEDx platform which is to unravel and amplify brilliant ideas that cause positive change and move our society forward. We look forward to seeing the impact of the insightful conversations that have taken place today in the society.”
Other prominent attendees included the Chief Digital and Innovation Officer of Union Bank, Lola Cardoso and other Senior Executives of the Bank. Also in attendance was Claire Wathen, Community Manager at Skoll Foundation, co-sponsors of the event.
One of the highlights of the day was the session The Springboard – Enabling Conversations for the Common Good, hosted by Union Bank. This was an interactive panel discussion that highlighted the importance of innovation, creativity, community development, and sustainable practices in shaping a better future for Nigeria.
The bank noted that it continues to focus on maintaining its leading position as a socially driven and responsible corporate organization. The Bank recently released the third edition of its Citizenship, Sustainability and Innovation (CSI) report, a compendium which outlines the impact Union Bank has made within its host communities and its commitment to its customers and other stakeholders. It also emphasizes the bank’s vision to inspire a future where private sector participants are committed drivers of the nation’s sustainable development.