We turn 20

We're celebrating with another office in Asia and a new focus on green philanthropy

05 déc. 2019

Our clients and philanthropy experts have improved millions of children's lives. As those kids grow we're partnering up for their planet's future too.

In 1999, looking to the future beyond the start of a new millennium, we formed UBS Optimus Foundation − a client-driven foundation linked to a global wealth manager and staffed with philanthropy experts. With the right experience, knowledge and network to help philanthropists make the most impact in their giving, the foundation has improved health, education and child protection systems for more than10 million children. And today it's celebrating its 20th anniversary in Singapore at the opening of its seventh location.

We spoke with Group Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the UBS Optimus Foundation, Sergio P. Ermotti and the Head of Philanthropy and CEO UBS Optimus Foundation, Phyllis Costanza – here is what they have to say:

Also, to mark the start of a third decade of success, and to acknowledge the vital importance of maintaining a healthy planet for current and future generations, we have now expanded our philanthropy offering to cover the area of environmental and climate philanthropy.