Our diversity, equity and inclusion strategy

At UBS, we’re building a culture of belonging, where employees from all backgrounds and identities can feel recognized and valued, and where everyone can unlock their full potential. To succeed, we’re focusing on delivering the greatest possible impact for our stakeholders – including our clients, communities, suppliers and for society – and our employees who are at the core of our diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) strategy.

Our workforce at a glance

We aim to create a diverse workforce & culture focused on inclusion.


The diversity of our people drives our ongoing success.


At UBS, we believe everyone deserves the opportunity to thrive.


A sense of belonging is crucial for well-being and helps drive engagement.


Accountability is a shared responsibility throughout the firm.

Our aspirations

We are committed to achieving our aspirational goals, along with empowering leaders to drive our DE&I strategy forward. We believe that transparency is key to achieving our aspirations and in 2020, outlined specific intentions to enhance our female and ethnic minority representation, especially among management. Specifically, by 2025, we aspire to have 30% of director-level and above roles globally held by women and 26% of director-level and above roles in the US and 26% in the UK held by ethnic-minority talent, as well as 4% Black in the UK, along with additional regional aspirations. Our DE&I aspirations remain unchanged for the combined organization and the Credit Suisse DE&I aspirations have been retired.

Bringing DE&I to life

A sense of belonging helps drive engagement and is important for overall well-being. We’re creating an environment where every employee feels they have a place and are recognized and respected for who they are and what they bring to our workplace. Our 64 employee network chapters globally are vital to building a sense of belonging and strengthening our inclusive culture. Whether the topic is gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, culture, ethnic diversity, cultural background, disability, parenting, elder care, veteran status or life stage, employee volunteers in every region host numerous events every year to promote understanding, engagement and belonging.

DE&I in annual reporting

This year, we’re highlighting the advancement of DE&I across our combined firm in the UBS Sustainability Report. In it, we outline our strategy and illustrate how we’re building a culture of belonging where everybody can unlock their full potential. We also discuss the progress we’ve made over the past year on key measures and link to additional DE&I and employee-related information.

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