Sovereign Sustainability Circle

2021 Event Highlights

The time to act is now

UBS, a leading innovator in sustainable investing, is proud to have hosted an event focused on the reasons why embracing sustainable investing has become a priority for central banks, sovereign wealth funds and other sovereign institutions. Which role should central banks play? Which actions have central banks taken so far? Which sustainable investment strategies should I adopt?  Are incentives strong enough to accelerate this trend? What lessons can be learnt from institutions which have already implemented ESG equity or fixed income investment strategies. Please find the replays and session summaries below.

Why sustainability is a priority for investors: the role of sovereign institutions.

Panel talk with:

Axel A. Weber
Chairman of the Board of Directors,
UBS Group AG

Dr. Andréa M. Maechler
Member of the Governing Board,
Swiss National Bank

Luiz Awazu Pereira da Silva
Deputy General Manager,
Bank for International Settlements

How investors are incorporating sustainability into their investment framework: challenges and lessons

Panel talk with:

Pierre Cardon
Senior Strategist, Asset Management,
Bank for International Settlements

Diandra Soobiah
Head of Responsible Investment,
National Employment Saving Trust

Sustainable finance

Ten trends for 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has inflicted one of the worst crises of our lifetimes. Amid the crisis, our recent conversations with asset owners, investors and clients have underlined the increasing interest in financing the transition to a low-carbon economy, supporting sustainable and inclusive growth, and improving portfolio risk management in the face of 21st century challenges.