Program overview

We aim to overcome disadvantage by supporting education and entrepreneurship in our local communities, through funding and the commitment and skills of our people.

Why Education and Entrepreneurship?

We focus on Education and Entrepreneurship because these are the issues where UBS can make the most impact.

Our aim is to increase the number of people in our local communities who have the right qualifications, employability and enterprise skills, confidence and aspirations to reach their potential.

Thousands of UBS employees each year share their workplace and enterprise skills with people in our local communities and many hundreds of young people from our local communities come in to UBS to learn about the careers available to them through workshops, work experience and internships.

There are two main components to our strategic program:


UBS works to transform the lives of people in our local communities, through long-term community partnerships that strive to make sustainable impact. UBS supports non-profits, charitable organizations as well as social enterprises.


UBS employees are given two days paid leave to give their time and skills to charitable and community organizations.

In addition, UBS supports our employees' personal donations by matching donations to approved charitable organizations in their home locations.

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