News

August 2014

  1. UBS drives corporate responsibility change – case study

    UBS is influencing banking best practice regarding human rights and anti-money laundering, writes the Institute of Business Ethics' Katherine Bradshaw.

July 2014

  1. Making our Mark on society in the UK

    UBS has been awarded CommunityMark accreditation, the UK national standard that recognizes leadership and excellence in community investment.

June 2014

  1. UBS Announces $10 Million Commitment to Support College Success through UBS NextGen Leaders

    NEW YORK, NY – UBS Americas today unveiled a $10 million, five-year commitment to establish a new education platform for improving college success among under-resourced populations.

  2. Helping stop forest loss-UBS signs 'Soft Commodities' Compact

    Many of our clients are committed to achieving zero net deforestation and, to support them, on May 19, UBS endorsed the Banking Environment Initiative's and Consumer Goods Forum’s 'Soft Commodities' Compact.

May 2014

  1. UBS receives 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility award from the Foreign Policy Association

    On May 21, Sergio P. Ermotti, UBS Group Chief Executive Officer, was given the American Foreign Policy Association (FPA) 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility award in recognition of UBS's commitment to good corporate citizenship.

April 2014

  1. UBS corporate responsibility reporting meets highest standards

    The Global Reporting Initiative's (GRI) Sustainability Disclosure Database shows that UBS is currently the only major bank globally and one of only a handful of large international companies across all economic sectors reporting in accordance with the GRI G4 guidelines' "comprehensive option", entailing a very high level of disclosure.

  2. UBS publishes revised Environmental & Human Rights policy

    UBS's Environmental and Human Rights Policy Framework has been revised to reflect the recent commitments made by the firm and to formalize accountability for human rights issues.

March 2014

February 2014

November 2013

  1. UBS commits to double client donations for Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts in the Philippines up to a total of CHF 3 million

    In response to the devastation in the central Philippines caused by Typhoon Haiyan, UBS today announced that it is committing to match donations from clients for Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts up to a total of CHF 3 million. This is in addition to its long-standing matched giving program for UBS employees.

October 2013

  1. UBS successfully passes ISO 14001 surveillance audit

    UBS manages its Environmental Program through an Environmental Management System in accordance with ISO 14001. In 1999, UBS was, in fact, the first bank to obtain ISO 14001 certification for its worldwide environmental management system.

  2. Thun Group of Banks launches Discussion Paper on banking & human rights

    On 2 October, UBS co-launched the Thun Group of Banks’ discussion paper on banking and human rights. The paper is the result of discussions among a group of banks interested in sharing their experiences and ideas regarding the implementation of the UN’s Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

September 2013

  1. UBS included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices 2013

    UBS has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) 2013 announced in early September.

  2. UBS launches first fund for Impact Investing

    UBS has set up and closed an Impact Investing Private Equity fund for SMEs in emerging and frontier markets – the first bank in the industry to do so.

July 2013

  1. Getting involved in nature: UBS employees roll up their sleeves

    Together with the Swiss Parks Network, the Swiss Foundation for Landscape Conservation and the Swiss Hiking Federation, UBS organizes various outdoor voluntary assignments from spring through to late autumn. In June, UBS employees from all over Switzerland helped out at various locations, building dry stone walls, clearing footpaths or looking after meadows and the edges of woodland. The efforts of the volunteers were an important help for the organizations, and for the UBS employees it made an exciting change from their everyday work at the bank.

June 2013

  1. UBS wins Responsible Business Award for its volunteering programme

    UBS's volunteering programme has won a Responsible Business Award in the Business in the Community (BITC) London and South East Awards.

  2. UBS named a top energy saver by WWF

    UBS is one of the top energy savers among Switzerland's 50 largest companies, according to environmental organization World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF).