In 2018, one BBC team set out to investigate the lives of women who died in a gender-related killing on a given day – October 1st.
Listening to local radio stations in Nairobi, scouring Scandinavian newspapers, watching nightly news in Miami – everywhere around the word, they looked for reports of gender-related killings.
They found that global media only reported 47 killings worldwide. The United Nations actually estimates that the real figure is 137 women.1 There is a big difference between knowing the statistics about injustice and actually talking about them.
Well, we're ready and eager to talk. And act.
Collectively we still have a lot to do to achieve gender equality by 2030, No. 5 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) defined by the United Nations. In this article, we highlight four examples in which, together with clients, we contribute to a more equal world.
Does gender diversity affect company profitability?
The answer may surprise you. Explore more.
Partnering for good
In 2017 the UBS Optimus Foundation reached 2.1 million children. Fully financed by UBS, the foundation distributed the entirety of the money raised to programs supporting children – among which, girl protection projects are key.
Promoting education and entrepreneurship
UBS Community Affairs supports local communities both financially and by encouraging our employees to put their expertise to work. We focus on developing education and entrepreneurship.
Because a personal conversation is worth a lot
What can we do for you? We’re happy to address your concerns directly. You can contact us in the following ways: