Invest for good

Invest for returns and drive change through sustainable investing

Your values define you. But do your investments reflect who you are? As a global leader in sustainable investing,4 we can help your portfolio live up to your principles, without compromising performance.2, 3 So your investments don’t only say good things about you, they do good for everyone.

39%

of investors already invest sustainably1

You can do good without sacrificing returns

It’s a myth that you will give up performance when you invest sustainably. Returns are comparable 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.

Before you start…

There are some things to consider before beginning your sustainable investing journey

What is sustainable investing?

If you aren’t sure, you’re not alone. 72% of investors say they don’t understand sustainable investing.1 We’ll break it down for you.

Sustainable solutions

You have more choices than you think. Virtually your entire portfolio can be sustainable.4


How do I get started?

Check your portfolio

How sustainable is your portfolio?

Many investors don't even realize they have sustainable investments. Ask your UBS Advisor if you do, and how you can do more.

Choose your values

What do you care about?

You can choose more than one way to make a difference. Do you want to wipe out pollution? Combat climate change? Help educate children? We can help you get started.

Invest for good

Put your values in action

Decide if you want to:

  • Exclude companies with different values than yours
  • Integrate companies who reflect your values
  • Select investments that make an impact you can see

You don't have to choose just one way to invest sustainably. Those who already invest according to their values dedicate over a third of their portfolio to sustainable investments.1


Other ways UBS can help you make a difference

Here at UBS, we have a long tradition of giving back. Last year alone, the UBS Optimus improved the lives of 2 million of the world’s most vulnerable citizens: children. And it’s only one of the ways UBS can help you make the most of your giving.

We've also joined forces with the luxury ethical fashion brand BOTTLETOP to raise awareness and action for all 17 UN Global Goals with #TOGETHERBAND. Join the global campaign by wearing and sharing a #TOGETHERBAND

65%

of investors want to make the world a better place1


 

Insights

Tackling the world's most critical problems together

Presenting three potential solutions to achieve the UNs' Sustainable Development Goals for WEF 2019.

 

Return on values

Most sustainable investors expect better performance and bigger impact.1 For a recent UBS Investor Watch, we surveyed more than 5,300 investors in 10 countries about sustainable investing. Explore the key findings.


 

Sustainability in action

Why UBS?

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.2, 3

Furthermore, as the world's leading wealth manager,4 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). And you’ll always have a team of sustainable investing experts helping you do more for your finances and the world.

We drive change

How UBS is making a difference in the world

We support global visionaries

Insights from thought leaders whose work is shaping our future.

We bring people together

Insights from UBS Investment Summit Davos 2018

Everyone wins

We work hard to make the world a better place, not to win awards. We’re grateful the industry recognizes our efforts. Here are some of the awards and recognition we’ve received for putting people – and the planet – first.

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

Ranked first by our peers for our philanthropy and social impact investing capabilities / services.

Index member

A+ score in the Strategy and Governance module in the 2018 company assessment

Corporate responsibility prime status

Climate A list

Leader score within our industry


Is your portfolio having the impact you want?