UBS in society

Driving change that matters

Moving society towards a more positive future - now that's an idea we can all get behind.

From finding innovative solutions, to partnering and leading by example, we're making it happen.

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  • Sustainable and impact investing

In communities

5 reasons UBS loves chocolate

Chocolate just got a whole lot better – and the results go way beyond your taste buds.

In philanthropy

From Christmas gifts to impact investing

For one client, using money to create positive impact has been a growing experience – one of tremendous learning and joy. Here is his journey.

In philanthropy

Straight A's for world's first education bond

How innovative social finance structures can open new opportunities for social investors – an example in education.

In philanthropy

How to save three million lives

A pioneering health organization works to bring medical care to remote parts of Africa and becomes a key player in the fight against Ebola in Liberia.

In communities

5 women making an impact

Being a female founder of a fast-growing company can often feel like a challenging and isolating experience. See how UBS created a program to provide support for innovative female leaders.

In finance

Conscious funds

Major financial players are taking an increasingly important role in fighting climate change. Here's one example.

In business

Preserving the world and value

UBS addresses climate change with a comprehensive strategy. Rahel Wendelspiess of the environmental and social risk unit ensures we meet our commitment to a low-carbon economy.

In communities

Clearly seeing the solution

Of the 253 million people worldwide who are blind or have very poor sight, around three quarters have a treatable or preventable condition. Ensuring all have access to eye care is Andrew Bastawrous’ ambitious plan.

In business

Architecting the future

Transitioning to a low-carbon economy is often synonymous with tremendous challenge for companies. We've worked hard to develop a blueprint for achieving sustainable operations.

In finance

Crossing the valley

Finding a cure to cancer has a major funding obstacle and impact investing could be the answer.

In communities

How UBS reacted to a natural disaster

A story of UBS employees who lived the 2011 Japan Earthquake, and who engaged to help their community.

Our expert view

Exploring the next frontier in banking

Christian Leitz, Head Corporate Responsibility Management UBS, offers his view on sustainability regulation.

Our expert view

The new kid on the development block

Phyllis Costanza, CEO of the UBS Optimus Foundation, writes about the growing popularity of Development Impact Bonds.

Our expert view

Creating a new calculus for sustainable investing

Today's investors are facing growing pressure to invest sustainably. What impact measurement framework can they use?


Do you like a challenge?

Take our quiz to find out how much you know about some of the world's greatest challenges (identified by the United Nations as Sustainable Development Goals).

In communities

A decade of tackling disadvantage

How one school is bringing quality education to over 1,000 of London's most disadvantaged students.

Our expert view

Can ESG really boost performance?

Bruno Bertocci, Head of UBS Asset Management Sustainable Equities Team elaborates if environmental, social and governance data can boost performace.

Our expert view

Investment strategies with a positive social impact

An expert view by Christopher Greenwald, Head of Research Sustainable and Impact Investing, UBS Asset Management.

Our expert view

Partners for a better future

An expert view on the 17th Sustainanble Development Goal "Partnerships for the Goals" by Simon Smiles, Chief Investment Officer Ultra High Net Worth Clients, UBS Wealth Management