Sustainable investing & impact

Driving positive change, beyond financial returns

Our expertise

With over 20 years'1 Sustainable Investing (SI) expertise, we continue to cultivate a range of strategies that are aimed at helping drive positive change, beyond just financial returns. Our SI capabilities cover traditional and alternative, active and passive, and span across asset classes.

There is rarely a ‘one size fits all’ for clients – which is why we incorporate a variety of approaches. These include exclusions, screening, developing sustainability, impact, transition focused strategies, engagement and ESG integration. And by integrating data science into our SI processes we aim to drive innovation and create more efficient alpha.

What sets us apart

Long-term commitment

Sustainability means thinking and acting with the long term in mind. It’s an integral part of our business, from the products, services and advice we offer, to the way we work and operate in society. 

Innovation and customization

We offer a wide range of SI strategies and customized solutions across asset classes.

Active owners

Empowering companies globally through active stewardship and engagement.

Key pillars of our approach

SI in private markets

Climate change, energy needs and water scarcity are among the biggest challenges of our century. We recognize that real assets such as properties and infrastructure contribute significantly to CO2 emissions and the consumption of natural resources. While the financial objectives of our clients remain the primary focus of our investments, our sustainable investment strategy also considers long-term resilience, climate change, environmental, social and governance aspects.

Introducing our Sustainable Investing leadership team

Our dedicated team of sustainability experts includes specialists in corporate governance, stewardship, thematic engagement, impact engagement and impact investing, as well as a team of data science experts. Learn more about some of our key sustainability leaders below.

Portairt of Lucy Thomas

Lucy Thomas

Head of Sustainable Investing and Impact at UBS Asset Management

Portrait of Hans-Christoph Hirt

Hans-Christoph Hirt

Head of Impact Engagement

Portrait of Narina Mnatsakanian

Narina Mnatsakanian

Head of Impact Investing

Portrait of Anne Ackermann Amar

Anne Ackermann Amar

Head of Sustainable Investing Governance

Portrait of Francis Condon

Francis Condon

Head of Sustainable Thematic Engagement

Portrait of Paul Clark

Paul Clark

Head of Stewardship

Portrait of Karsten Guettler

Karsten Guettler

Head of Sustainable Investment Specialists

Rajdip Ghosh

Head of Sustainable Investing Quant Analytics

Third party reports and rankings

PRI | Principles for Responsible Investing

Important information
The Principles for Responsible Investing (“PRI”) is an investor initiative in partnership with UNEP Finance Initiative and UN Global Compact. The PRI is funded primarily via an annual membership fee payable by all signatories. The PRI’s six Principles for Responsible Investment offer a menu of possible actions for incorporating ESG issues into investment practice. This includes the requirement for PRI signatories to report publicly on their responsible investment activities each year. PRI assesses the responsible investment practices of its signatories to provide feedback to signatories and support ongoing learning and development.

The PRI public transparency report, which may be accessed via PRI’s Data Portal, was generated December 15, 2023, is an export of UBS AM’s responses to the PRI Reporting Framework, based upon calendar year 2022 data, and includes all public and mandatory indicators. The attached summary scorecard generated December 15, 2023, shows broad scoring bands per module or per asset class/sub-strategy based on the PRI’s assessment. The PRI does not provide an overall organization score.

For more information about PRI, please consult the webpage here and learn more about PRI’s scoring methodology here. Like all signatories, UBS AM pays an annual membership fee to PRI and has paid no other compensation to PRI with respect to the assessment. Find out more about PRI’s membership requirements here. UBS-AM has been a signatory of PRI since 2009.

Additional information

UBS Blended ESG Score (formerly known as UBS ESG Consensus Score): the UBS Blended ESG Score represents an average of normalized ESG assessment data from UBS and two recognized external ESG data providers, MSCI and Sustainalytics. This blended score approach enhances the quality of the derived sustainability profile by integrating multiple independent ESG assessments, rather than depending solely on one single view. The UBS Blended ESG Score represents an entity’s sustainability profile assessing material environmental, social, and governance factors. These factors may include, but are not limited to, environmental footprint and operational efficiency, risk management, climate change response, natural resource utilization, pollution and waste management, employment standards, supply chain oversight, human capital development, board diversity, occupational health and safety, product safety, and anti-fraud and anti-corruption policies. Each assessed entity is assigned a UBS Blended ESG Score, which ranges from 0 to 10, with 10 indicating the best sustainability profile.