Our priorities

In finance

Reshaping the landscape of investing

Broaden your options. 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.

If you are a

Private investor

You want to invest in companies who use their resources wisely and deliver reliable, long-term returns. We'll get to know the issues close to your heart, so we can help you find good investments that fit with your values.

Institutional investor

You're thinking about the long term and want your fiduciary duties to support your sustainability objectives. We include sustainability information throughout our offering – to give you the solutions and strategies you need.

Swiss business

You want to prepare your company for the new low-carbon economy. We have programs that can help you do just that.

Investing in a better future

Our Hub for Sustainable Finance leverages the firm's expertise and extensive network to provide our clients with insights on pivotal questions on sustainability and climate transition's impact upon markets and longer-term asset allocation.

In philanthropy

Partnering for good

You want to make your mark on the world (or at least contribute by making a positive difference). Whatever legacy you want to leave, we can help make it happen. With advice from our philanthropy experts and carefully selected programs through our Optimus Foundation, your money could make a meaningful – and measurable – difference.

UBS Optimus Foundation

It's easy to assume that giving money always equals doing good. Our philanthropy experts will work closely with you to make sure your money really is making a difference to the world's most vulnerable children. From getting more girls into school, to using solar power to improve maternal health. We're constantly working with our partners and extensive network to find, develop and fund new programs with the potential to be transformative, scalable and sustainable.

Philanthropy advisors

You have a vision. Our philanthropy experts can help you bring it to life. We can help you figure out everything from where to begin to how to give – backed up by in-depth research. And help you connect with like-minded partners, who share your passion.

Our new report on global philanthropy

"The Global Philanthropy Report: Perspectives on the global foundation sector" is the most comprehensive analysis to date of global philanthropic practices and trends. The report was authored by researchers at the Hauser Institute for Civil Society at Harvard University and funded by UBS.

In communities

Promoting education and entrepreneurship

Our employees have valuable skills and knowledge. They want to use them to make a difference in their communities. Encouraging them to put their expertise to good use and giving financial support to local programs – that's our privilege.

In business

Leading by example

Actions speak louder than words. And it's not only about what we do. It's about challenging 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. That's the way to make a lasting change.

Being open

We have a clear picture of the impact we can have on society and the environment, and how we can push ourselves further. Our sustainability disclosure activities clearly set out, for all to see, where we are today and where we plan to go in the future.

Raising the bar

There are times to say 'no' and times to say 'is there a better way?' Our policies and guidelines clearly and publicly say where we draw the line, and who's responsible for what. We also regularly work with our clients and suppliers to help them raise their own standards.

Thinking ahead

We're changing the way we do things today to create a better future by supporting the shift to a climate-smart world. Our climate strategy underlines our commitment to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals on affordable and clean energy and on climate action.


While we're proud of how far we've come, we also know there's still a lot more for us to do.

Industry leader
Index member of DJSI World and DJSI Europe

A+ score in the Strategy and Governance module

Market leading position in 2019 GRESB assessments

Corporate responsibility prime status

Ranked first globally by our peers for Environmental Social Governance and Impact Investing

Index member

Best ESG hybrid fund and ESG initiative of the year

UBS Community Affairs program in the UK