UBS partners with the Smith School at the University of Oxford

Zurich / Basel Corporate Responsibility

UBS has joined the Partnership Board of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at Oxford University.

The Smith School is a world-class interactive, interdisciplinary research hub which forms part of the University of Oxford. Founded in 2008, the school draws together the best academic minds from around the world to advance partnership between public and private enterprise, finding the most effective solutions to issues such as energy supply, water shortage, food security and climate change. The Smith School is under the Directorship of Sir David King, who is UBS's Senior Scientific Advisor and was formerly the UK Government's Chief Scientific Advisor.

UBS has made a three-year commitment to support the work of the Smith School. As well as membership of the Partnership Board, UBS will back the Smith School's Low Carbon Mobility research program, investigating how we address the challenges of oil dependency whilst increasing low-carbon mobility in our transport sector.

In addition to helping UBS work towards achieving our own environmental commitments, the partnership will enhance UBS's focus on the client-related aspects of climate change and other global environmental challenges.