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How can we generate real impact? Discover three ways to invest towards the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

27 Oct 2017
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Supporting a positive social or environmental impact as well as achieving compelling financial returns is at the heart of sustainable and impact investing (SII).

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Three ways to invest towards the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

While there is significant interest in the SDGs from investors, there is little understanding of exactly how to invest in these themes in ways that can generate real impact. While investment in listed companies that contribute to the SDGs is relatively straightforward, investment in private markets is more challenging.

Why impact investing needs Silicon Valley

Last week I was in Silicon Valley at a private gathering of members of UBS's Industry Leader Network - executives and entrepreneurs at privately held companies worldwide. Our discussions focused on artificial intelligence and machine learning and their potential implications for business operations and investment.

Davos View: Why SII was this year's hot investment topic

The theme of last week's World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos was 'Responsive and responsible leadership.' For mainstream investors, this used to mean investing only in responsible companies or being responsive to unsustainable corporate behavior. In 2017, however, the mainstream is moving past that definition.

White papers

Our white papers explore the topic of impact and sustainable investing in more depth. They are the result of rigorous research from our analysts.

Mobilizing private wealth for public good

In its white paper for the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos, UBS unveils a blueprint for channeling private wealth towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) - one aspect of the WEF’s Annual Meeting theme "responsive and responsible leadership".

Doing well by doing good

Do you want to play a role in building a more sustainable society and/or environment? And if so, do you expect to make a profit from your investment? This report sheds light on the what, why, and how of impact investing. We invite you dig deeper into this innovative and exciting area.

In challenge lies opportunity

September marks the adoption by the UN General Assembly of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which address universal priorities of the global community. This edition of the CIO Sustainable Investing Quarterly series focuses on the investment implications that arise from the SDGs.

To integrate or to exclude

Investor interest in sustainability has grown considerably in the last decade. Humanity faces various global challenges, and investors are realizing that the corporate sector can and must participate in meeting them.

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