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The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted as a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure peace and prosperity for all by 2030. Only a few years remain to achieve the SDGs, yet progress and funding are stalling: the current annual SDG funding gap is at least 4.3 trillion US dollars3. This shortfall is greatest in low income countries, where these resources are needed the most, with 1.6 trillion US dollars more needed annually in Africa alone. More philanthropic capital mobilized can help fill the critical funding gap.

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Become an expert

Are you looking to make a real difference in the world through your philanthropy, but aren’t sure where to turn next? Our UBS Philanthropy Academy offers the knowledge and tools you need to become a more effective change-maker.

Through our philanthropy experts, who have the unique perspective of working in or with the UBS Optimus Foundation, you’ll learn how to create strategies that align with your vales and goals, measure the impact of your donations and investments and much more.

If eligible for membership, you’ll also be offered the opportunity to connect with likeminded individuals in our Global Philanthropists Community and build a network of change-makers who are also committed to having a positive impact in the world.


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Philanthropy Brochure

We are a unique, award-winning1 offering that partners with you and your family to manage your philanthropy and maximise your impact. We provide comprehensive advice, insight experiences, and execution services, and employ an investment-based approach to deliver solutions to pressing social and environmental issues.

Collective Philanthropy

Partner and journey with fellow philanthropists to model, replicate and sale philanthropic solutions.

Faith in Philanthropy

We all want a better world. But the challenges facing us are too complex to solve alone. We must work together, combining skills and resources, to collaborate on projects with the power to create lasting change.

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