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With the investment landscape under pressure, securing the future brings tough choices for investors. We believe the answer doesn’t have to be a trade-off. That's why we're committed to sustainable outcomes, without compromise, with the aim of driving long-term performance and positive impact beyond returns.

We are a large-scale global asset manager offering investment capabilities and styles across all major traditional and alternative asset classes, from active to passive and including a comprehensive sustainable investing offering.

We are the largest mutual fund manager in Switzerland, Europe's third largest money manager and are the number two foreign asset manager in China.

We also have a fast-growing and sizeable passive offering, being among the Top 10 firms globally, as well as the fourth largest ETF provider in Europe, innovating in areas such as smart beta and alternative indices. Our sustainable investing asset base is also one of the fastest growing globally.

We have more than 3,400 people across offices in 23 markets in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Switzerland and Asia Pacific.

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Sustainability timeline

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    Beginnings of UBS Community Affairs at Wealth Management US

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    UBS among the first signatories of the UNEP Bank Declaration (UNEP FI)

  3. UBS-AM



    Launch of first UBS-AM sustainability strategy

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    UBS first bank to obtain ISO 14001 certification for worldwide environmental management system

    Founding of UBS Optimus Foundation, a grant-making foundation that offers clients a platform to use their wealth to drive positive social and environmental change

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    UBS among first companies to sign UN Global Compact. First reporting on corporate responsibility in annual reporting

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    UBS introduces comprehensive climate strategy and starts offsetting all CO2 emissions resulting from business air travel

  7. UBS-AM



    UBS-AM becomes signatory to UN principles for Responsible Investment

  8. UBS-AM



    UBS-AM commences annual GRESB assessments for Real Estate & Private Markets strategies

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    Founds UBS in Society, a program to further focus us on sustainable performance

  10. UBS-AM



    UBS-AM's 1st ESG Fixed income fund launched


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    UBS awarded sustainability industry leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index

    UBS delivers world's first Development Impact Bond (DIB)

  11. UBS-AM



    UBS-AM's First climate aware rules-based equity strategy launched

    Launch of UBS-AM's active global impact equity strategy

  12. UBS-AM



    UBS launches first 100% sustainable cross-asset portfolio for private clients

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    UBS bans project-level financing on new coal-fi#e60000 power plants

  14. UBS-AM



    Founding signatory of Net Zero Asset Managers initiative

    Launch of UBS-AM's climate aware strategies for active equities and fixed income

    100% SI integration in UBS-AM's active equities and fixed income

    UBS-AM granted A+ Climate stewardship ranking

    UBS-AM received A+ scores in both Property and Infrastructure in the UN PRI Assessment for the fourth consecutive year


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    UBS commits to net zero greenhouse gas emissions from our own operations by 2025

    UBS is the first major global financial institution to make sustainable investments the prefer solution for private clients investing globally

  15. UBS-AM



    Launch of UBS-AM's first hedge fund strategy focused on climate transition

    Over 91% of UBS-AM's submitted strategies received 4-stars or 5-stars from GRESB and 95% outperformed the GRESB average


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    UBS commitment to net zero scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions by 2050