2016 - 2019

Driving change for a sustainable future

UBS

Switzerland and the world

2016

WEF White Paper

UBS publishes its WEF White Paper on the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Ask UBS is launched, a voice-activated service that gives users access to investment insights and opinions of UBS’s CIO House View.

Switzerland's Gotthard Base Tunnel, the world's longest and deepest railway tunnel, is opened following two decades of construction work.

The United Kingdom votes in a referendum to leave the European Union (Brexit).

Republican Donald Trump is elected 45th President of the United States of America.

2017

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

UBS unveils a blueprint for channeling private wealth towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and subsequently launches SDGs investment-themed products with philanthropy component.

UBS's global head office on Bahnhofstrasse 45 in Zurich is 100 years old. It is undergoing a major renovation and re-opens at the end of 2018.

Hurricanes Harvey Irma and Maria strike the United States of America, causing catastrophic damage and at least 300 deaths.

Emmanuel Macron is elected President of France.

2018

Wealth Management Americas and Wealth Management merge to become UBS Global Wealth Management.

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

UBS is again named industry leader in the Diversified Financials Industry Group of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices.

The UN's International Telecommunication Union reports that, by the end of 2018, more than half of the world's population is using the Internet.

Kim and Moon

Kim Jong-un is the first North Korean leader to cross into South Korea to meet with President Moon Jae-in.

Separatist group ETA announces its dissolution after nearly 60 years of conflict and more than 800 deaths in Spain.

2019

#TOGETHERBAND

UBS commits to raising awareness of the 17 UN Sustainable Developments Goals through the #TOGETHERBAND campaign, with sustainable fashion brand BOTTLETOP.

A large-scale power outage hits Argentina, Uruguay and parts of Paraguay, affecting nearly 50 million people.