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Sustainability at UBS in Switzerland

Our ambition is to support the transition in our home market across all our client segments.
UBS Net Zero commitment statement

Global ambition

What sustainability means to us

We all know finance has a powerful influence on the world. At UBS, we reimagine the power of people and capital, to create a better world for everyone: a fairer society, a more prosperous economy and a healthier environment. That’s why we partner with our clients to help them mobilize their capital towards a more sustainable world. And it’s why we’ve put sustainability at the heart of our own business too.

Our ambition

We want to be the financial provider of choice for clients who wish to mobilize capital towards the achievement of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the orderly transition to a low-carbon economy.

So we’re focusing on three key areas to drive that transition and these are some of the ways that we’ll get there.

  • Working with other thought leaders to achieve impact on a truly global scale
  • 2025
  • Provide best-in-class sustainability thought leadership and an expert forum to engage clients and standard setters in discussion

  • Making climate a clear priority as we shift towards a low-carbon future
  • 2050
  • Net zero across our activities (scopes 1, 2 and 3) - in line with fiduciary duties

  • Addressing societal challenges through client and corporate philanthropy as well as employee engagement
  • Raise USD 1 billion in donations and reach 25 million beneficiaries through client philanthropy.

Our efforts in Switzerland

Our world faces many challenges. UBS in Switzerland wants to contribute to tackling some of those pressing challenges and to do our part to connect people for a better world.

  • 0 %

    electricity sourced from renewable energy

  • 0 %

    energy savings at UBS HQ (Bahnhofstrasse 45) through insulation enhancements and LED lighting

  • 0

    hours of employee volunteering

Read more about our approaches and progress

UBS collaborates with Swiss companies to remove CO₂ from the atmosphere.

As part of UBS’s commitment to achieving net zero energy emissions from its own operations by 2025, the firm is collaborating with the two Swiss companies Climeworks and neustark, which are both pioneering new carbon removal technologies. Over the next 13 years, the aim is to remove 39,500 tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere.

Swiss client offering

Like us, many of our clients are in a period of transition. We’ll work to raise awareness among our clients about the risks and opportunities surrounding climate and manage our financing relationship in line with social and environmental criteria.

Whether you’re a private client, a start-up or an established company, discover our services and solutions that will enable you to create a sustainable impact.

Private clients

By building for the future with our sustainable services and solutions for private clients, you can do something good for tomorrow today.

Corporate and institutional clients

Through sustainable success with our innovative services and solutions for corporate clients, you can make your company one of the winners of tomorrow today.

Insights

Sustainability is a broad term. Here, you’ll find a fresh perspectives on the topics that matter most to you.