Jobs that work for all

Sustainable, positive development only happens when the right employment standards and opportunities are in place.  Let’s make sure our impact lasts longer than a temp contract. Explore Sustainable Development Goal 8 – Decent work and economic growth.

 

How #TOGETHERBAND works

With GoodWeave

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

What they do: GoodWeave works with global companies to clean their supply chains right down to the last tier. As well as assessing factory standards they work right down to the community level to identify and address child labor and exploitative labor practices.

Their aim: Stop child and forced labor in the carpet industry for good and replicate this successful model in new industries including apparel, home furnishings, jewelry and tea.

See who's passionate about this goal

 

Halima Aden

Model and UNICEF Ambassador, #TOGETHERBAND ambassador for Goal 8

 

Michael Spence

Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences, #TOGETHERBAND expert for Goal 8

Show your passion too with #TOGETHERBAND

17 Goals, 17 bracelets. This one represents SDG 8 Decent work and economic growth. When you buy a pack you actually receive two bands - One to wear as a symbol of support, one to share to spread the word.

Applying for change 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

  • Find out how UBS's Start Business package supports Swiss SMEs during Covid-19 here
  • Can foreign aid buy growth? Hear from our Nobel Perspectives here
  • Is global construction facing a synchronised slowdown? From UBS Investment Bank. Quick read
  • India Market Strategy: what are the income growth expectations? From UBS Investment Bank. Quick read

Insights from UBS Global Wealth Management

Emerging market tourism

Urbanization, income growth and aging population in EM is changing consumer spending and behavior benefiting the tourist industry.

Frontier markets

We expect the demographic profile of frontier markets to lift their medium-term growth potential relative to emerging markets.

Middle East – Prosperity beyond oil

We expect capital markets in the Middle East to benefit from a historic economic and capital market transformation.

The UBS Global Visionaries tackling this goal

Empowering Kenya's slums

Meet Kennedy Odede, the largest employer in Kibera, changing the lives of more than 300'000 people living in Kenya's slums. Quick read

Fashion for education

BOTTLETOP uses sustainable design to provide jobs and funds for health education in developing countries. Read more

Drones for social good

WeRobotics trains local communities to use drones to deliver aid, healthcare and environmental efforts in developing countries. Read more

Hear from our Nobel Perspectives

Sir Arthur Lewis

Nobel Laureate, 1979

Sir Christopher A. Pissarides

Nobel Laureate, 2010

Edmund S. Phelps

Nobel Laureate, 2006

James A. Mirrlees

Nobel Laureate, 1996

Joseph E. Stiglitz

Nobel Laureate, 2001

Robert M. Solow

Nobel Laureate, 1987

Sir Angus S. Deaton

Nobel Laureate, 2015

James E. Meade

Nobel Laureate, 1977

Stories from UBS in Society