Itaú Unibanco

Itaú Unibanco is the largest non-state bank in Brazil and a major presence throughout Latin America. It also has operations in Europe and Asia, providing services in a wide range of segments.

About Itaú

Itaú Unibanco, created in 2008 after Banco Itaú and Unibanco merged, is the largest Latin American private-sector bank and one of the largest banks in the world, with approximately 100,000 employees and operations in 20 countries throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe. Itaú delivers a range of services and products serving a varied client profile — from individuals and companies of all sizes to major transnational groups and local micro-entrepreneurs. In its home base of Brazil, Itaú has nearly 5,000 full-service branches and 28,000 ATMs.

Itaú is recognized for its governance practices and its management, which focuses on generating economic, social and environmental value. With shares trading on the São Paulo (BM&FBovespa), Buenos Aires and New York stock exchanges, the company has been a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index portfolio for the past 13 years. Itaú has also been a recipient of FT/IFC Sustainable Finance Awards: Sustainable Bank of the Year – Emerging Markets in 2009 and 2010, Sustainable Bank of the Year in 2011 and, in 2012, Sustainable Bank of the Year – Americas. For nearly a decade, Itaú has also been the most valuable brand name in Brazil, valued at over US$10.7 billion.

The Program

Itaú’s approach to corporate social responsibility is guided by the belief that gender equality depends in part on men and women having equal access to the elements of a successful life. These include education, culture, sports and good living conditions, which Itaú has made the four pillars of its corporate social responsibility programming. Itaú has been refining the value proposition for its Women’s Market program, Mulher Empreendedora, and has dedicated credit lines totaling more than US$300,000 to its women business owner customers, who represent one-third of the bank’s small and medium enterprise (SME) customer base.

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ITAU AT A GLANCE

Itaú Unibanco was formed
from the merger of
Banco Itaú and
Unibanco in 2008.

Itaú has approximately
100,000 employees and
operations in 20 countries,
including in South America,
North America, Europe
and Asia.

The bank has nearly 5,000
full-service branches
and 28,000 ATMs in its
home base of Brazil, alone.

Itaú is the most valuable
brand name in Brazil,
valued at over
US$10.7 billion.

Women represent
one-third of the bank’s
SME customer base.

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The Opportunity - Brazil

  • 53%

    of Brazilian women were active in the labor force in 2017, according to the World Bank.
  • 68%

    of women had an account at a financial institution in 2017, Findex data shows.
  • 7%

    of Brazilian women borrowed from a financial institution in 2017, yet 35% borrowed money overall, Findex found.
  • 10%

    of women saved money with a financial institution in 2017, but 26% saved any money at all, according to Findex.