UBS employees explain business matters to students

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UBS and the Ernst Schmidheiny Foundation educate students on business matters. A new video presents the project.

The aim of the Ernst Schmidheiny Foundation is to answer business-related questions posed by students at high schools and cantonal schools as part of a long-term commitment. In this way, they hope to sensitize young people to the significance and responsibilities of companies in Switzerland.

UBS has supported these goals since 1972. On the one hand, members of management and executive directors act as voluntary teachers as part of UBS Employee Volunteering. To do this, the bank releases them for one paid week per year. In addition, through its membership, UBS regularly contributes substantial amounts toward the costs of the foundation.

Entrepreneur for a week

During "Business Weeks", students put themselves in the role of an entrepreneur. They experience and learn this role by applying an exciting modern method that shows them what they need to succeed in a demanding business environment. Halfway through the week, they visit a real company and afterwards are given the opportunity to discuss their impressions, questions and issues with the corporate management.

As a UBS volunteer and lecturer, Peter Wiedl, CRO WM&SB, has been in charge of organizing a Business Week for the last 20 years or so. A new video shows the Business Week in Menzingen Cantonal High School, and provides an excellent insight into the active and innovative role it plays in securing the future of the Swiss economy.