Sustainability at UBS Asset Management

Committed to sustainable outcomes, without compromise

With over 20 years'1 Sustainable Investing (SI) expertise at UBS Asset Management, a division of UBS AG, we continue to cultivate a range of strategies that are aimed at helping drive positive change, beyond just financial returns. In this dynamic space, we firmly believe that there is no ‘one size fits all’ for clients—which is why we incorporate a variety of approaches be that exclusions, screening, developing sustainability, impact, transition focused strategies, engagement or through ESG integration.

The consequences of climate change can no longer be ignored. We firmly believe that investors have the ability to effect real change without sacrificing positive returns.

Lucy Thomas, Head of Sustainable Investing and Impact at UBS Asset Management, 2022

Lucy Thomas
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    To avoid irreversible damage to the planet global temperature increase needs to be limited to 1.5°C by the end of this century

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    To limit the global temperature increase to 1.5°C, we need to achieve Net Zero carbon dioxide emissions globally in the early 2050s

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    To support the goal of Net Zero by 2050, 291 asset managers, with USD 66 trillion in AUM, have signed the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative

Sustainable Investing at UBS Asset Management

At UBS Asset Management sustainability means thinking and acting with the long term in mind. It’s an integral part of our business, from the products, services and advice we offer, to the way we work and operate in society. Learn about the key components of our Sustainable Investing approach below.

Our sustainable strategies

As an experienced asset manager, we offer a broad range of sustainable investing strategies, traditional and alternative, active and passive, across asset classes.

What sets us apart

Our commitment to sustainability

At UBS, our approach to sustainability is a constant expression of our purpose. For more than two decades, our firm has been at the forefront of sustainable finance.

Our approach

We have a range of products across asset classes that have sustainability playing a significant role in the investment process. We also offer tailored solutions that span the sustainability spectrum, including ESG integration, tilt toward a specific E, S or G factor, thematic, positive screening, impact or exclusions.

Our engagement

We have a comprehensive engagement program in place that embraces our stewardship of capital to help our clients drive positive change in the industry.

Introducing our Sustainable Investing leadership team

Our dedicated team of sustainability experts includes specialists in corporate governance, stewardship, thematic engagement, impact engagement and impact investing, as well as a team of data science experts. Learn more about some of our key sustainability leaders below.

Portairt of Lucy Thomas

Lucy Thomas

Head of Sustainable Investing and Impact at UBS Asset Management

Third party reports and rankings

PRI | Principles for Responsible Investing

Important information
The Principles for Responsible Investing (“PRI”) is an investor initiative in partnership with UNEP Finance Initiative and UN Global Compact.  The PRI is funded primarily via an annual membership fee payable by all signatories. The PRI’s six Principles for Responsible Investment offer a menu of possible actions for incorporating ESG issues into investment practice. This includes the requirement for PRI signatories to report publicly on their responsible investment activities each year.  PRI assesses the responsible performance of its signatories to provide feedback to signatories and support ongoing learning and development.

The attached public transparency report, generated November 21, 2022, is an export of UBS AM’s responses to the PRI Reporting Framework, based upon calendar year 2021 data, and includes all public and mandatory indicators. The attached assessment report, issued August 18, 2022, shows year-on-year progress and broad scoring bands per module or per asset class/sub-strategy based on the PRI’s assessment.  The PRI does not provide an overall organization score.

For more info about PRI, please consult the webpage here and learn more about PRI’s scoring methodology here.  Like all signatories, UBS AM pays an annual membership fee to PRI and has paid no other compensation to PRI with respect to the assessment.  Find out more about PRI’s membership requirements here.  UBS-AM has been a signatory of PRI since 2009.

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