We're making Sustainable Investments a priority
For the first time, UBS is making sustainable investments its preferred solution for wealth management clients wishing to invest globally1. Because sustainable investments aren't just good for the planet – they can be good for investors too.
As the world's leading sustainable investment manager with nearly 25 years' experience in sustainable investing2, we managed approximately half a trillion ($488 billion) in core sustainable assets under management at the end of 2019.3 So it's only natural we're putting sustainable investing where it belongs: at the heart of what we do.
70% of US investors surveyed are interested in sustainable investing4
It’s a myth that you will give up performance when you invest sustainably. Returns can be comparable to conventional investments.5 And with companies and funds beginning to report on their social and environmental contribution, it’s getting easier to consider sustainability issues that impact companies, your portfolio and the world.
Is your portfolio achieving the impact you want?
You have more choices than you think. Virtually your entire portfolio can be
Sustainable investing insights
Take a closer look at the world of sustainable investments – and discover the difference it could make for you.
93% of sustainable investors expect same or better returns4
Return on values
Most sustainable investors expect better performance and bigger impact. For a recent UBS Investor Watch, we surveyed more than 5,300 investors in 10 countries about sustainable investing. Explore the key findings.
A scientist designs microscopes that virtually anyone, anywhere - can build.
Survival situation: Rob and Barney Swan risk their lives to spur action on climate change.
Pollution and waste
How one company turns plastic into a basic human need: shelter.
How some organizations are investing in every last drop.
Investing in a fair society by supporting ethical companies.
Products and services
How one organization is putting some of the most neglected parts of the world on the map again.
We want to shape the future of sustainable investing. Why? Because we believe these investments can deliver returns with less risk to your money. We are also confident that sustainable investing will soon become the world's most widely accepted way of investing.
As the world’s leading wealth manager, 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 announced our intention to raise USD 5 billion in client assets over the next five years to help plug funding gaps needed to reach the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As of 2019, we have raised $3.9 billion raised toward our commitment to direct at least $5 billion of client assets in SDG-related impact investments by 2021.6