Sustainable investing The sustainability imperative

What are the toughest challenge to an ESG-led portfolio?

20 Nov 2017

Institutional investors face growing pressure to invest sustainably—and to measure the positive environmental and social impacts of their portfolio

Investors must meet increasingly complex sustainability goals in a low-return environment which has left many pension funds below actuarial funding targets

Developing the right approach to new sustainability goals requires asset management expertise beyond fundamental investing—including scientific research, data collection and management

As institutional investors take the next logical step and seek to measure their impact on critical global environmental and social challenges, UBS Asset Management’s legacy of ESG research and data development forms a solid foundation for developing a new type of framework to measure results. The following pages give details on a ground-breaking impact measurement framework UBS Asset Management is developing in partnership with academic experts in the scientific community.