100% sustainable. 100% preferred.
For the first time, UBS is making sustainable investments its preferred choice for private clients wishing to invest globally. Because sustainable investments aren't just good for the planet and for society – they can be good for investors too.2, 3
As the world's leading sustainable investment manager with nearly 25 years' experience in the field, we held $488 billion in sustainable invested assets at the end of 2019. So it's only natural we're putting sustainable investing where it belongs: at the heart of all we do.
How much should you invest in doing good?
On average, those who invest according to their values dedicate over a third of their portfolio to sustainable investments.1 But you could do even more. With so many options available today and investors believing that sustainable investing will be mainstream by 2023, you have ample opportunity to invest for good.
If you're unsure about what to do, don't worry, help is at hand. Your UBS advisor can guide you through every step.
How do I get started?
What do we include in our sustainable investing portfolio?
Our UBS Sustainable Investing portfolio makes it easy to get started. It mirrors our award-winning managed service portfolio5 approach but replaces conventional assets with sustainable ones.
Every asset in your portfolio aims to give you positive returns on your money. You can also relax knowing our experienced professionals are managing your portfolio and helping you make the most from your investments.4
Equity shares in companies that sell products and services tackling environmental or social challenges, and/or whose businesses are good at managing a single ESG factor, such as gender equality.
Equity shares in companies that are getting better at managing various critical ESG issues and opportunities.
Equity shares in companies that manage various critical ESG issues and seize ESG opportunities better than their competitors.
Bonds that finance environmental projects. Issuers include corporations, municipalities and development banks.
Bonds issued by companies that manage various critical ESG issues and seize ESG opportunities better than their competitors.
An approach where fund managers take active equity stakes. They do this to encourage company management to improve their performance on ESG issues and opportunities. This approach has the most potential with smaller companies.
Bonds issued by the World Bank, a multilateral development bank (MDB). Multiple governments back MDBs, which aim to finance sustainable economic development.
Learn why ESG factors matter for financial performance, why it accelerated as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic and why we expect this trend to continue going forwards.
Learn how you can incorporate sustainability into your investments.
How will we build and manage your portfolio?
Your advisor will discuss your feelings about risk and whether the portfolio is right for you. From there, we'll build your sustainable portfolio. Rest assured, we'll always be working hard to help you achieve your goals.
Choosing the right assets:
We choose sustainable assets that aim to to offer you similar returns to conventional assets. If we can't find a sustainable substitute for a traditional asset, we'll look for suitable alternatives.
To help reduce risk to your money, we'll diversify your portfolio across assets, regions and sectors. Over 200 analysts also monitor the markets continually, using the latest technologies to give your investments the best possible opportunity to perform in line with your investment expectations.
Selecting successful fund managers:
We look for fund managers that have a good sustainable investment track record. To help ensure they can deliver appealing returns on your money, we also challenge and question them on their investment choices.
Picking single stocks:
Would you rather have single stocks (a minimum investment of CHF 1 million) in your portfolio than funds? To help you pick the right ones, more than 140 data analysts will examine stocks worldwide. We'll then use this data to build your portfolio.
What other ways can I invest?
To really reflect your values and help change the world, you can access many more sustainable investing choices and opportunities.
With our UBS advised service, you can choose from sustainable investments, such as green bonds and ESG funds. You can also choose from our impact investing options. Impact investments clearly measure how well organisations deliver on their promises.
We want to shape the future of sustainable investing. Why? Because we
believe these investments have shown to comparably perform to conventional investments. We are also confident that sustainable investing will soon become one of the world's most widely accepted way of investing. 2, 3
Furthermore, as the world's leading wealth manager,5 we feel responsible for helping change things for the better. We have the capital, solutions and expertise to make a big difference globally.
These aren’t just words. We walk the talk. In 2017, we pledged to support our clients in investing USD 5 billion into impact investments over the next five years to help plug funding gaps needed to reach the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). And you’ll always have a team of sustainable investing experts helping you do more for your ﬁnances and the world.