Cities that make sense

Sustainable development cannot be achieved without significantly transforming the way we build and manage our urban spaces. We need cities that make sense with our modern life. Explore Sustainable Development Goal 11 – Sustainable cities and communities.

#TOGETHERBAND paves the way

With Action Through Enterprise

What they do: Supports and helps to grow small businesses and small-scale enterprises, provides grants, mentorships and training via business development workshops.

Their aim: To establish sustainable economic growth and a measurable reduction in poverty in Lawra Municipal, Upper West Ghana.

With Recyke'y'bike

What they do: Save unwanted bikes from landfill and sell them (at low cost) or give them to people in need, including refugees, asylum seekers, people who have experienced homelessness and young people in the north east of England.

Their aim: To get more people riding bikes to address social and environmental issues.

With StreetInvest

What they do: Give street children in 8 countries in Europe, East Africa, West Africa, Central America and Asia safe environments, access to essential services and a sense of belonging within their communities by mediating with local community members and training duty bearers, including the police.

Their aim: To ensure that no street child has to grow up alone.

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

Join the path too with your own #TOGETHERBAND

17 Goals, 17 bracelets. This one represents SDG 11 Sustainable cities and communities. When you buy a pack you always receive two bands - One to wear as a symbol of support, one to share to spread the word.

Constructing sense into cities 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?

Insights from UBS Global Wealth Management

Retirement homes

A larger population of seniors and evolving social trends support opportunity in retirement homes investment.

Smart mobility

Global urbanization will call for structural changes in technology that will alter the way we “consume” mobility in the coming decades.

Emerging market infrastructure

Growing urbanization, the expansion of megacities and economic growth in EM are driving demand for infrastructure investment.

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