By Axel A. Weber (Chairman of the Board of Directors) and Sergio P. Ermotti (Group Chief Executive Officer)
The climate change
The climate finance gap: We explore the extent of the climate finance gap, looking at what is being spent compared to what might actually be needed to transition toward a lower-carbon future.
What climate challenges do investors face? Many investors want to account for climate change factors in their portfolios, but at the moment that’s proving difficult. We consider some of the challenges they face, from regulatory frameworks to data imperfections.
How are investors tackling climate change? While many are concerned with climate change, the way they approach it can vary. As one of the world’s largest wealth managers, we highlight their differing perspectives.
How should investors respond? We suggest an investor-led framework for addressing climate change. In this chapter, we outline a three step model that we believe will help investors:
Lower their investment exposure to climate risk
Increase their investment exposure to climate-related innovation and solutions
Align their investments to the requirements of a lower-carbon economy
At UBS we’re working toward a climate-smart future. That’s why we’re continuing to develop products and solutions which will help our clients to do the same.
Kevin Arnold Head of ICS Relationship Management, UBS Investment Bank
Michael Baldinger Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing, UBS Asset Management
Phyllis Costanza CEO UBS Optimus Foundation and Head of UBS in Society
Mark Haefele Global Chief Investment Officer, UBS Global Wealth Management
Suni Harford President, UBS Asset Management
Huw van Steenis Senior Adviser to the CEO and Chair of the Sustainable Finance Committee, UBS AG
Francis Condon, Gillian Dexter, Christine Gugolz Kiefer Sustainable and Impact Investing, UBS Asset Management