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Find out about the 2016 UBS Social Innovators

Switzerland: Choba Choba - a Swiss Chocolate brand owned by its cocoa farmers

APAC: Karma Healthcare  - e-Doctor clinics in rural India

EMEA: Kiron - Integrating refugees through higher education

About the UBS Social Innovators program

WHAT: UBS Social Innovators is UBS's signature program for identifying, selecting and supporting social enterprises with innovative solutions for some of society’s most pressing challenges.

WHY: At UBS we believe that the private sector has a crucial role to play in tackling society's most pressing challenges. We also see an increasing demand from our clients to contribute to solving these challenges. And we believe that the growing social investment market can meet some of this demand. The UBS Social Innovators program will play a role in helping to develop the growing social investment market by supporting social entrepreneurs who are addressing poorly met social or environmental needs, transforming the way societies work and generating positive social impact.

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Social Investment Toolkit

Social Investment Toolkit

UBS and Ashoka have launched a Social Investment Toolkit, as part of our commitment to develop the growing social investment market. The Toolkit presents a series of modules that guide social entrepreneurs along the path of raising social investment and forms an integral part of the program's accelerator. It presents social entrepreneurs with key finance concepts, tips on what social investors are looking for, key items of information that social investors need in order to make an informed decision and tools and resources to produce items such as impact metrics, term sheets and financial models.

Our partners


UBS is supported by Ashoka in the design and implementation of the UBS Social Innovators program. 

Ashoka is the largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide with over 3,000 Ashoka Fellows in 80 countries putting their system-changing ideas into practice on a global scale.

UBS provides support to Social Entrepreneurs and works with a select network of partners who support Social Entrepreneurs in different regions.

Europe, Middle East and Africa


Asia Pacific