Banking on sustainability
The 2020 UBS Sustainability Report includes last year’s key achievements and the goals we’ve set ourselves for the future.
Driving change in the world needs leadership. As one of the world's largest wealth managers, we have a responsibility to take a leading role in shaping a positive future. We're developing new financial products that have positive impact on the environment and society. With partners and clients we're constantly innovating in the field of philanthropy. And we're continuously establishing new standards of doing business sustainably.
Head UBS in Society and UBS Optimus Foundation
At UBS in Society, we focus on driving change that matters. Our aim is to be a leader in sustainable finance across all client segments, a recognized innovator and thought leader in philanthropy, an industry leader for sustainable business practices and an employer of choice.
Innovative financing can be good for society, good for the environment, and give good returns. In fact, we think they all go hand in hand.
Pioneer in philanthropy
We know how to make measurable, scalable and lasting impact.
We encourage employees to put their valuable skills to use for entrepreneurship and education.
Manage our actions
We challenge ourselves and our peers to raise the bar, work in sync with each other, and be open about the impact our actions have on society and the environment.
USD in impact and sustainability focused investment, a 154% increase over 20191
100% of electricity
sourced from renewable energy1
3.7 million children
helped by the UBS Optimus Foundation in 20201
beneficiaries reached through our community investment1
One planet, one future
Our climate strategy supports our clients and our firm to prepare for success in an increasingly carbon-constrained world.
We’re vetted by industry-leading rating agencies to evaluate the performance of our sustainability practices. In 2020, UBS was recognized as an industry leader of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the sixth consecutive year.
Travelling through time
Beginnings of UBS Community Affairs at Wealth Management US
First Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) funds2
First bank to obtain ISO 14001 certification for worldwide environmental management system
Founding UBS in society, a program to further focus us on sustainable performance
Banning project-level financing on new coal-fired power plants
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