Your values define you. But do your investments reflect who you are? As a global leader in sustainable investing,5 we can help your portfolio align to your principles. So your investments don’t only say good things about you, they can do good for everyone.
of investors already invest sustainably1
You can do well by doing good
Sustainable investments have shown to comparably perform to conventional investments.2, 3 And with companies and funds beginning to report on their social and environmental contribution, it’s getting easier to see how you’re making a difference
How do I get started?
What more can you do?
Here at UBS, we have a long tradition of giving back. Last year alone, the UBS Optimus foundation improved the lives of 2.1 million of the world’s most vulnerable citizens: children (UBS Optimus Foundation 2017 annual review). And it’s only one of the ways UBS can help you make the most of your giving.
of investors want to make the world a better place1
Tackling the world's most critical problems together
UBS believes there are three challenges to providing the necessary solutions to achieve the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals for World Economic Forum (WEF) 2019.
Sustainability in action
Invest in everyone’s future
A scientist designs microscopes that virtually anyone, anywhere can build
Invest for a better climate
Survival situation: Rob and Barney Swan risk their lives to spur action on climate change
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.
Recognition by industry
We work hard to make the world a better place, not to win awards. But we’re grateful the industry recognises our efforts, all the same. Here are some of the awards and recognition we’ve received for putting people – and the planet – first.
Ranked first by our peers for our philanthropy and ESG/Impact Investing capabilities and services
Ranked first for expertise in sustainable products and impact investments
Gold Class Sustainability Award 2018
DJSI industry group leader in the Diversified Financials Industry Group