As we mark International Women's Day, we ask whether it is enough for investors to focus on the ratio of women on corporate boards as a marker of better company performance? More
Investing with a new set of eyes
Modern sustainable investing is all about that providing our clients with new important new tools to help build stronger portfolios and generate better, more sustainable, returns.
Why is this so?
Sustainable investing is about broadening the use of material, non-financial data in the investment analysis process to include ESG – or environmental, social and governance – metrics. By adding these metrics to the investment process, investors can get a broader view of the potential upside and downside of their investments. With that, they can make better informed investment decisions.
Seeing more clearly
Sustainable investing provides a new kind of transparency into our investments – achieved through a new set of metrics that give investors material, often quantitative, data into how well a business is run, where its real risks lie, and how sustainable its business model and practices really are. If fully embedded in the investment decision-making process.
At UBS, we believe that sustainable investing adds value to portfolios within the same risk-return profile. That is why UBS Asset Management has made a strategic decision to bring sustainable investing into the mainstream of our offering to all of our clients.
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Newsletter: Sustainable and Impact Investing
Keep informed about new sustainable and impact solutions and thought leadership papers.
Discover the range of broad thematic SRI funds and strategies offered by our Sustainable Equities team
In 2009, UBS Asset Management became an Investment Manager signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). This global investor initiative is designed to provide a framework for the better integration of ESG considerations into mainstream investment practice.
We recognize the growing importance of ESG investments on the dynamics of the asset management industry. Increasingly, we see our clients and their consultants focusing on this important aspect of their investments.
In the year to 31 December 2016, UBS Asset Management gave instructions to vote on 97,670 separate resolutions at 9,895 company meetings. Further details regarding our voting information can be found below, including fund specific disclosures where required.
UBS`s own commitment
UBS is firmly committed to corporate responsibility and actively strives to understand, assess, weigh and address the concerns and expectations of the firm's stakeholders.
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