For impact on a large scale

We’re harnessing the power of partnerships* by collaborating with philanthropists, program implementers, UBS’s finance experts, enterprise, academic institutions and governments to drive impactful philanthropy.

The many challenges the world faces today are so complex and wide-ranging that no one organization or philanthropist can possibly solve them alone. To drive long-term social impact and systemic change, we need to work together. And it’s critical to seek partners everywhere – both for finding the next breakthrough solution and for bringing more private sector resources to the development space.

Sergio P. Ermotti
Chairman, UBS Optimus Foundation Board

Phyllis Costanza
CEO, UBS Optimus Foundation


Here are some of the ways we’re driving greater impact through our relationships with others.

Raising expectations

We take the journey together with our philanthropist partners – by creating a tailored portfolio or bringing philanthropists together through collective portfolios.

Trusting partners

We’re creating equitable partnerships and building capacity of programs that evidence powerful outcomes. Our program partners understand the local context.

Building bridges

We bring on board private sector experts, academic partners and performance managers, building alliances between the public and private sectors. So our program partners get input to succeed.

Transforming funding

We’re collaborating with finance experts, other philanthropic organizations, governments and program implementers to develop innovative social finance vehicles.

Aiding outcomes

With dialogue and visits from our program directors, connections with performance managers and independent evaluators, we help program partners drive outcomes.

Leading dialogue

We’re regularly conducting research and adding to our thought leadership in the field. And we’re supporting advocacy efforts of our program partners.

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