Sustainable investing in action

We’ve committed to working with our clients so they can invest in a sustainable way. In January 2017, we announced that we’d be directing at least US$5bn of our clients’ assets in ways that support the UN’s sustainable development goals. Discover how private capital can be leveraged for public good.

Connectivity reduces inequality

In this article, in partnership with CNBC, find out how two start-ups are using the power of connectivity to improve the lives of people in the developing world.

How sustainable investing is changing the world

We think investors can effect real change through sustainable investing while expecting solid returns.

The value of investments can go down as well as up. Your capital and income is at risk.

What you need to know

Explore sustainable investing in greater detail with our series of reports.

Doing well by doing good:

This report sheds a light on the what, why and how of impact investing. We invite you to dig deeper into this innovative and exciting area.

Adding value(s) to investing:

This introduction to sustainable investing is targeted at investors who are new to the field, as well as experienced investors who want to learn more.

Private wealth for public good:

Private wealth is likely to be crucial in achieving some of the UN’s SDGs. Here, we unveil a blueprint for channeling private wealth towards them.

Longer-term investments

Discover our point of view on the opportunities for – and threats to – longer-term investing in an ongoing series of reports.

The value of investments can go down as well as up. Your capital and income is at risk.

Visionaries are making a difference and creating investment opportunities

From little acorns…

Having started a small rug business more than 40 years ago, entrepreneur N. K. Chaudhary now has a global brand on his hands, one that’s supporting the UN’s mission to boost economic growth.

A world of water

The market for clean water is big, and getting bigger. Find out how sustainable investment is making a real difference to communities without safe supplies of the world’s most precious resource.

A drop in the ocean?

The health of the oceans is something that affects us all. Meet an entrepreneur who’s cleaning up our oceans, and making tidy returns at the same time.

Coming of age

Super-wealthy millennials are leading the impact investment charge.

Highlights from the Mashable Social Good Summit

How can we eliminate extreme poverty? By Rina Kupferschmid-Rojas, Head of Sustainable Finance, UBS & Society.

Does technology have the power to improve our cities? By Pete Cashmore, Founder and CEO, Mashable.

How can we achieve equality in education? By Munira Khalif, US Youth Observer, United Nations.

How can we make the world more energy-efficient? By Zia Khan, Vice President, Initiatives & Strategy, Rockefeller Foundation.

How can we improve our cities? By Henry Timms, Executive Director, 92Y.

How can private finance help decarbonize our economy? By Rachel Kyte, CEO, Sustainable Energy for All.

How can the financial world help to achieve equality for everyone? by Ilze Melngailis, Senior Director of the Business Council, United Nations.

See how UBS can help

Find out more about investing with impact.

The value of your investments can go down as well as up. Your capital and income is at risk. 

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