UBS strengthened its status as a global business leader in the response to climate change after its position on the Climate A List was confirmed for the second year running by CDP, the non-profit global environmental disclosure platform.
UBS joins the Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders, including heads of major global businesses in their call on G20 governments to act on the recommendations of the Financial Stability Board’s (FSB) Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures. The World Economic Forum has been supporting the TCFD process since it was established in 2015 and as a follow up the Forum is now mobilizing interested companies in the Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders.
UBS and Ashoka have launched a Social Investment Toolkit, as part of our commitment to develop the growing social investment market. The Toolkit presents a series of modules that guide social entrepreneurs along the path of raising social investment and forms an integral part of the program's accelerator. It presents social entrepreneurs with key finance concepts, tips on what social investors are looking for, key items of information that social investors need in order to make an informed decision and tools and resources to produce items such as impact metrics, term sheets and financial models.
The new Drought Stress Test Tool is a crucial step toward improved environmental risk management in the financial sector. The open-source tool, which is being launched at the Environmental Finance Conference in London today, is a major innovation that allows lenders to analyze drought risks for the first time. UBS partnered with financial institutions and environmental experts worldwide on the pilot project.
In its white paper for the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos, UBS unveils a blueprint for channelling private wealth towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) – one aspect of the WEF’s Annual Meeting theme “responsive and responsible leadership”.