Achieving Net Zero

Our expertise

Net Zero means achieving balance between the carbon emitted into the atmosphere by human activities, and the carbon removed from it.

Reaching Net Zero is an ambitious goal, but we are committed to doing our part for future generations. The shift toward a lower-carbon future is a priority for us and for many of our clients, and it is a key focus of our Group sustainability strategy.

Our approach

We are focused on helping our clients achieve their sustainable investment and decarbonization objectives. Our approach is guided by five core principles.


Aim of decarbonizing investment portfolio consistent with achieving the global Net Zero goal by 2050 and including portfolio target and science-based Net Zero pathway1.

Climate solutions

Investing in climate solutions that enable Net Zero global GHG emissions by 2050. 

Real economy contribution​

An engagement activity targeting relevant companies, partners, managers, borrowers, tenants and vendors not meeting or aligned with Net Zero to direct or collective engagement and stewardship actions.


Used where enabling or supporting long-term carbon removal, and where there are no technologically and/or financially viable alternatives to eliminate emissions.​

Annual disclosure

​Monitoring and reporting progress annually for absolute emissions reduction and progress towards an absolute or intensity target at portfolio level.

Hear from our experts

Transitioning to Net Zero is a huge endeavor that requires action on many fronts: watch UBS Asset Management professionals discuss the issues in our Progress to Net Zero video.