A more equal world

The locations and income levels we are born into have a huge impact on the opportunities to which we do (and don't) have access. But we can work together to reduce these disparities. Explore Sustainable Development Goal 10 – Reduced Inequalities.

How #TOGETHERBAND is helping to reduce inequalities

With Lumos

#TOGETHERBAND supports charities and organisations such as Lumos by raising awareness around what they do, as well as funding through band sales.

What they do: Support governments and charities to move away from the harmful use of orphanages. Lumos helps to reunite families, gives families support to prevent separation and builds alternative care for children who need it, such as foster care and adoption.

Their aim: To make sure that all children grow up in loving, nurturing, protective families by 2050.

 

See who's joined #TOGETHERBAND to fight for this goal

Nathalie Emmanuel

Actrress, activist and #TOGETHERBAND ambassador for Goal 10

Kehinde Wiley

Visual artist and #TOGETHERBAND ambassador for Goal 10

Joseph Sanberg

Entrepreneur, Co-Founder of Aspiration, #TOGETHERBAND expert for Goal 10

Show your passion too with #TOGETHERBAND

17 Goals, 17 bracelets to choose from. Choose the one that matters most to you. In each pack you'll get two bands - One to wear as a symbol of support for your goal, one to share and spread the word.

Reducing inequalities with every investment

Across the firm, we are seeing clients turn to us for advice on how they can finance the transition to a lower-carbon economy, support sustainable finance and better tackle twenty-first century risks.

That's why we've put together goal-specific insights from across our business divisions; Global Wealth Management, Asset Management and Investment Banking, to help you answer the question – Do your investments match your values?

 

Read from our UBS experts

  • Pride and prejudice, and economists. Explore the economics of LGBTQ+ equality from UBS's Chief Investment Office's report here (PDF, 357 KB)
  • Investing for LGBTQ+ persons and the different strategies needed. Read all about it here (PDF, 917 KB)
  • The commercial case for LGBTQ+ inclusion. Read UBS's CIO perspective here (PDF, 1013 KB)
  • Does anti-LGBTQ+ prejudice do more damage than we think? Read the report (PDF, 393 KB)
  • Emerging market healthcare and its importance in tackling inequality. Read the insight from UBS's Chief Investment Office in this visual one pager (PDF, 550 KB)
  • Opportunity knocks. Tackling inequality in US communities. Read more
  • Investing in everyone’s future – a man who’s made a difference for thousands with the help of a microscope. Watch the video

Watch the latest LGBTQ + video series

All you need to consider as an LGBTQ+ investor outlined in here

Find out why it's in everyone's interest to put aside prejudice here

The economic problems of not acknowledging LGBTQ+ prejudice here

Hear from our Nobel Laureates

The field of economics is still dominated by men and there are too few people from different backgrounds. Nobel Laureate Esther Duflo explains the consequences here

How can we reduce inequality? Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman gives his honest perspective here

What makes our society unequal? Nobel Laureate James Heckman explains the difference between forcing a result and providing an opportunity here

Can we make the world more equal? Nobel Laureaute Joseph E. Stiglitz believes economics can solve the prevailing financial injustices of today. Read more here

 

The UBS Global Visionaries tackling this goal

Our culture, our people

Trans visibility - meet Chloe

She's a software engineer, works with Investment Bankers and 3 days a week comes to work as a man. more

DisAbility Network

Thomas (Senior Sponsor) and Konrad (Coordinator) speak about UBS's DisAbility Network. more

UBS Pride Network

"We want to help nurture a company culture where differences are celebrated and all employees feel respected and empowered." more

Marching with Pride

Find out how the Pride networks around the globe support our LGBT colleagues. more

Did you know?

  • The UBS Pride Network has local chapters all over the globe. Employees don't need to identify as LGBTQ+ to participate in the UBS Pride Network initiatives. Allies are always welcome!
  • For the eleventh year running, UBS received a top score of 100% in HRC's Corporate Equality Index (CEI)
  • In 2018, UBS launched the InsightShares LGBT Employment Equality ETF, an exchange-traded fund investing in companies that promote equality for LGBT employees in the workplace
  • In 2018, UBS became an early supporter of the UN LGBTI Standards of Conduct for Business

Find out what UBS is doing for diversity and inclusion

How UBS Optimus Foundation tackles inequality

Stories from UBS in Society

The human cost of cheap prices

Next time you pick up those five-dollar jeans, think about who made them – and under what conditions. more

How to save three million lives

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

5 reasons UBS loves chocolate

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

World's largest education impact bond makes the grade

An outcomes based funding program for primary education in India has boosted language and math skills for thousands of children. more