Causes

Education

Quality education is essential for achieving sustainable social growth and full citizenship. Itaú Unibanco is committed to empowering those who seek to change the status quo in order to give our students a better future. The Itaú Social Foundation and the Unibanco Institute are responsible for coordinating our initiatives on the education front.


 

Culture

Itaú Unibanco believes in fostering access to culture as a way of creating more aware and critical citizens who can become agents of positive transformation in their society. To this end, we support numerous artistic and cultural endeavors. In addition to our many sponsorships, we operate the Espaço Itaú de Cinema, which has facilities in six Brazilian cities, and Itaú Cultural, which since 1987 has sponsored research on cultural issues and directly supported the production and dissemination of works of art and other cultural activities.


 

Sports

We invest in the promotion of sports because we see its transformational potential for building citizenship.

Our involvement with soccer began more than 20 years ago with sponsorships of game broadcasts. Since 2008, we have been sponsoring the Brazilian national team in all categories, and in 2014, we were the official bank for the FIFA World Cup 2014TM. In 2015, we began sponsoring the Chilean national soccer team.

Itaú is also a longstanding supporter of international tennis. Our tennis programs constitute a complete platform of support, from the youth to high-performance categories. In 2015 we became the lead sponsor of the Miami Open, one of the most important ATP Masters 1000 events in the world, which we have been supporting since 2009. In Brazil, we are a sponsor of the Rio Open, the only combined ATP 500 and WTA International event in South America. We also support the Itaú Masters Tour, a seniors’ tennis tournament now in its 14th season.


About the Miami Open presented by Itaú
The 2017 Miami Open will be played March 20-April 2 at the Crandon Park Tennis Center in Miami. The two-week combined event is owned and operated by IMG. The Miami Open is one of nine ATP Masters 1000 Series events on the ATP calendar, a Premier Mandatory event on the WTA calendar, and features the top men's and women's tennis players in the world. The tournament is widely regarded as the most glamorous on the ATP and WTA calendars because of its exotic Miami location, thriving nightlife, five-star hotels and restaurants, beautiful weather and beaches, and its celebrity appeal. For ticket information, call +1.305.442.3367 or visit www.miamiopen.com 
 

Urban Mobility

We support mobility in major urban centers by raising awareness about the potential of the bicycle as a means of transportation and by working to transform the way people relate to their cities. We have not only installed our orange-colored rental bikes in seven Brazilian cities (São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre, Salvador, Recife and Brasília), but we have also invested in initiatives that promote a more harmonious coexistence between different means of transportation. These include Bike Angel, a program that promotes bicycle safety; the School Bike, which educates children on the rules of the road; and numerous efforts to improve urban infrastructure.