A clear vision for the future
There is major change brewing in the investment world. Between 2012 and 2016, sustainable assets under management grew 64%, from USD 14 trillion to USD 23 trillion1. These numbers are pushing sustainable investing into the mainstream, and for good reason.
The application of ESG metrics and material, non-financial data in investment analysis has brought an added transparency into the process. It provides new insights into how well a business is run, where its real risks lie, and how sustainable its business model and practices really are. This new data is powerful, and can significantly impact the way we think about the companies we invest in.
At UBS, we call this investing with a new set of eyes.
We at UBS are proud to have a strong legacy of over 20 years in sustainable investing, striving to include sustainability metrics across different asset classes. We have worked to create new, innovative investment products like our Climate Aware strategy, integrating ESG in Fixed Income, Gender ETFs etc. However, we are aware that achieving widespread sustainability outcomes cannot occur through isolated efforts.
Thus, UBS is proud to partner with global organizations like UNPRI. Launched in 2006, UNPRI today has signatories from over 1,500 institutions across 50 countries, representing USD 62 trillion in invested assets2.
We believe it is essential to work alongside international bodies like UNPRI, as they play a crucial role in coordinating efforts to address global concerns like climate change. In participating in the PRI Academic Network Conference 2018, UBS hopes to further the global shift toward sustainable investing and aid the development of new and innovative mechanisms to mobilize private capital towards sustainable outcomes.
We believe investing with a new set of eyes can contribute to a clear vision for the future.
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