Transitioning to a more sustainable future

Supporting your sustainable investment goals

At UBS 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. For UBS this is nothing new. For over two decades, we have had a focus on sustainable finance. Today, it is embedded in our firm, our external commitments and our client promise: we want to be the financial provider of choice, to help clients mobilize their capital towards the achievement of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the orderly transition to a low-carbon economy.

Investing in 2022: Sustainable Investing

Eveline Mächler, SI Specialist, explains how we invest sustainably from ESG integration to sustainability focus and impact strategies.

Delivering innovative sustainable solutions

  • We are expanding our offering with the launch of new funds alongside the conversion of some of our existing shelf
  • We center our product innovation around people and planet
  • We are strengthening our leading customized ESG index solutions with proprietary methodologies
  • We are working to provide increased transparency on sustainable outcomes through enhanced reporting

Taking ESG integration to the next level

  • We are enhancing our ESG methodology and data sets to align with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and to identify issuer level impacts on growth opportunities
  • We have strengthened our exclusions policy to reinforce our commitment to the low-carbon transition and the UN Global Compact standards

Leveraging our scale to drive positive change through stewardship and engagement at a global level

  • We are extending our engagement program beyond climate to include other UN SDG themes
  • We are leveraging our global scale and leading position as a passive investor to reinforce our engagement dialogues with companies and thereby drive progress towards meeting the UN SDGs
  • Good governance is a central prerequisite for sustainable outcomes in all of our portfolios

Leading industry collaborations to maximize impact

  • We actively seek opportunities to drive positive change through industry collaboration e.g. our role as a leading member of ClimateAction100+
  • To drive innovation we collaborate with a number of clients with shared ambitions around climate and social impact
  • As a founding member of the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative, we partner with like-minded asset managers to promote the transition to a low carbon society

Products to supporting your sustainable investment goals

Below you find a selection of interesting investment solutions. For a full overview please reach out to us.

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