Sustainable Strategies

A comprehensive offering to help you answer your investment challenges.

Insights from Global Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing Michael Baldinger


Our approach

We have a range of products across asset classes that have sustainability playing a significant role in the investment process. We also offer tailored solutions that span the sustainability spectrum, including ESG integration, tilt toward a specific E, S or G factor, thematic, positive screening, impact or exclusions.

+18 employees dedicated to SI1

Around 900 investment professionals1

USD 22.1bn SI-Focused
USD 231bn ESG Integrated assets under management1

20 years of SI business history

 

Our Strategies

A range of strategies from global to regional, covering traditional sustainable approaches to investing with impact.

Long Term Themes

  • The strategy is actively managed investing globally in companies exposed to long term investment themes related to the three mega trends: population growth, increasing urbanization and aging population. 
  • Investing in attractively valued companies with a strong sustainability profile, the portfolio holds around 40-80 stocks and is diversified across countries and sectors.

Global Sustainable Equity

  • The strategy invests worldwide in companies that generate above-average environmental, social and governance performance and integrate sustainability factors in the business model to build a competitive advantage. The portfolio's structure may deviate sharply from the reference index in order to increase potential outperformance. 
  • The strategy is managed by an investment team that has specialised in the management of sustainable portfolios since 1996.

Global Impact/Engagement

  • Managed actively, the strategy invests globally in developed and emerging market companies that provide solutions to significant global challenges such as climate change, air pollution, clean water and food security. 
  • The strategy aims to invest in attractively valued companies with a strong sustainability profile allocating to multiple impact categories whilst diversifying across countries and sectors. The strategy intends to demonstrate a positive impact on human well-being and environmental quality.

Emerging Markets Sustainable

  • The strategy provides investors access to companies with a focus on sustainability that are mainly domiciled in emerging markets. These companies often manufacture innovative products or offer services which, by their especially high environmental and social benefit, contribute to the sustainable development of emerging markets. 
  • The strategy is actively managed and invests in companies which are global leaders with good positioning within their respective spheres of activity. Sector and country diversification ensures broad coverage of the global market.

US Equity Value Sustainable

  • The strategy invests in US companies that have strong environmental, social and governance profile and are attractively valued. 
  • Investment decisions are based on disciplined bottom-up analysis of companies that rank highly in the UBS ESG database. 
  • Actively managed strategy based on a concentrated portfolio of our highest conviction US stocks.

Passive – Climate Aware

  • An innovative, cost-effective, rules-based equity solution designed to capitalize on the long-term transition to a low Green House Gas emissions economy. 
  • Has the flexibility to increase or decrease exposures to constituents of the index based on their expected contributions towards climate change. 
  • An innovative approach with four key building blocks combining a multi-dimensional group of metrics.

ETFs – Global Gender Equality

  • Invests in the Solactive Equileap Global Gender Equality 100 Leaders Net Total Return Index. The relative weightings of the companies correspond to their weightings in the index. 
  • The investment objective is to replicate the price and return performance of the Solactive Equileap Global Gender Equality 100 Leaders Net Total Return Index net of fees. The stock exchange price may differ from the net asset value.

ETFs – S&P 500 ESG-based indices

  • The strategy generally invests in stocks contained in the S&P 500 Index. The relative weightings of the companies correspond to their weightings in the index. 
  • The investment objective is to replicate the price and return performance of the S&P 500 Index net of fees. The stock exchange price may differ from the net asset value.

ETFs – MSCI ESG Universal-based indices

  • Invests in the MSCI ACWI ESG Universal 5% Issuer Capped with Developed Markets 100% hedged into CHF / EUR / GBP / USD Index depending on the share class. The relative weightings of the companies correspond to their weightings in the index. 
  • The investment objective is to replicate the price and return performance of the MSCI ACWI ESG Universal 5% Issuer Capped with Developed Markets 100% hedged to the reference Index currency net of fees. The stock exchange price may differ from the net asset value.

ETFs – MSCI EMU Socially Responsible

  • Provides diversified access to sustainable investments via an indexed investment approach. Invests in stocks contained in the MSCI EMU Socially Responsible 5% Issuer Capped Index. The relative weightings of the companies correspond to their weightings in the index. 
  • Exceptional diversification due to the large number of stocks in the index. Modular structure enables coverage of the most important equity regions.
    Compliance with sustainability criteria is overseen by an established index provider.

ETFs – MSCI SRI indices-based indices

  • We have a range of other SI ETF strategies in CHF, EUR, GBP and USD linked to MSCI socially responsible indices, with an investment objective of replicating the price and return performance of their reference indices.

As well as embedding sustainability factors into our overarching fixed income investment process, we offer multiple strategies with a variety of sustainable investing approaches.

US Corporate Bond Sustainable Fund

  • Investing predominantly in USD investment grade bonds, the strategy aims to achieve an attractive return relative to the USD investment grade corporate bond market. 
  • It seeks to invest in issuers with better sustainability profiles that are selected based on proprietary UBS ESG scores. The strategy is best suited to investors looking to invest in a broadly diversified portfolio of USD corporate bonds.

Bond Sustainable (CHF)

  • The strategy invests predominantly in CHF-denominated, investment grade bonds across different spread sectors. The strategy aims to achieve an attractive return relative to the performance of the CHF bond market. The main focus in on careful security selection, sector allocation and active duration management. 
  • We seek to invest in issuers with better sustainability profiles that are selected based on proprietary UBS ESG scores. Suitable for investors seeking to invest in a broadly diversified portfolio of CHF bonds with a focus on sustainability.

Corporate Bond Sustainable (EUR)

  • The strategy invests predominantly in EUR-denominated, investment grade corporate bonds. The strategy aims to achieve an attractive return relative to the performance of the EUR corporates market. The focus is on careful security selection, sector allocation and active duration management.  
  • We seek to invest in issuers with better sustainability profiles that are selected based on proprietary UBS ESG scores. Suitable for investors seeking to invest in a broadly diversified portfolio of EUR corporate bonds with a focus on sustainability.

Corporate Bond Sustainable (US)

  • The strategy invests predominantly in USD-denominated, investment grade corporate bonds. The strategy aims to achieve an attractive return relative to the performance of the USD investment grade corporate market. The focus is on careful security selection, sector allocation and active duration management. 
  • We seek to invest in issuers with better sustainability profiles that are selected based on proprietary UBS ESG scores. The strategy is suitable for investors seeking to invest in a broadly diversified portfolio of USD corporate bonds.

Multilateral Development Banks (MDB) Bonds ETF

  • Multilateral Development Banks (MDB`s) are global institutions, for example the World Bank and Asian Development Bank, which gather capital to provide loans for developing nations at favorable interest rates. The aim is to improve social and physical infrastructure. 
  • MDB bonds are top-rated (AAA), and offer higher yields than similar maturity US sovereign debt. MDB bonds form a sustainable and diversified alternative to classical government bonds within a portfolio.

Real assets such as properties and infrastructure contribute significantly to CO2 emissions and the consumption of natural resources. Sustainability is therefore a key component of successful real asset management.

Oncology Impact

  • Investing in breakthrough cancer research and delivering value for investors, patients and society. 
  • Leverages industry dynamics and macro trends to seek attractive returns from biotech venture investments while creating a positive impact on society. It applies a clear approach to identifying, investing and ultimately exiting potentially high value projects.
  • Invests in the very early clinical test stages. And while not all concepts will succeed, those that do will be attractive for biotech and pharmaceutical companies.

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