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Insight 21.09.2021

587 investors press COP26 governments on climate

The world stands at the beginning of a pivotal decade in which institutional investors and governments each have a responsibility to accelerate action to tackle the climate crisis. UBP is a signatory of the 2021 Global Investor Statement to Governments on the Climate Crisis.

Insight 17.09.2021

UBP is an official signatory to the UK Stewardship Code

The UK Stewardship Code 2020 sets high stewardship standards for those investing on behalf of UK savers and pensioners.

Insight 13.09.2021

China: the landscape has changed

China’s deployment of a growing range of tools across its policy arsenal highlights the sharp pivot that has taken place from the ‘To get rich is glorious’ era of Deng Xiaoping to the ‘Common Prosperity’ epoch being pursued in earnest by its current leader, Xi Jinping.

Insight 08.09.2021

Asian lockdown resists reopening

Asian markets are being slow to emerge from lockdown, despite the rest of the world gradually opening up its economies again. The reasons for this have much to do with low vaccination rates, but also with governance. A growth gap between developed and emerging markets is beginning to appear.

Insight 02.09.2021

Making fashion sustainable by choosing longevity

What influence do we as individual consumers have on how sustainable the global textile industry is? Quite a bit, as it turns out. What clothes we buy and how often we do so determines how sustainably one of the world’s largest industries is going to evolve.

Insight 25.08.2021

Sustainable fashion – a contradiction in terms?

The fashion industry is attracting more and more attention for its environmental and social footprint. While it has a long way to go before becoming truly sustainable, a host of promising initiatives points towards a greener future ahead.


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Insight 10.06.2021

COVID-19: UBP keeps you up to date

Since this coronavirus appeared, UBP has provided its clients with guidance and support as we all tackle this unprecedented global health crisis. We give you regular updates on everything from our own safety protocols and the recommendations issued by the authorities to our experts’ latest analysis on the effects of the pandemic on the world economy and financial markets.

Insight 24.03.2021

Agility: at the heart of our discretionary management

Your goals and aspirations are unique – so is our approach to discretionary portfolio management.

Insight 29.07.2021

What ESG factors mean for bonds in EM

The creditworthiness of an emerging market country is often thought to be determined simply by its ability to service and repay debt.


Insight 05.08.2021

UBP Participates in Africa's First SDG Bond

The issuance of green, social and sustainability bonds by emerging and frontier countries is gaining traction. UBP expects further expansion of the market.

Insight 29.07.2021

What ESG factors mean for bonds in EM

The creditworthiness of an emerging market country is often thought to be determined simply by its ability to service and repay debt.

Insight 27.07.2021

Japan: Lukewarm Olympics, consumption to recover in H2

Asia Macro - The Olympics will take place despite the State of Emergency (SOE) being extended until August 23. International spectators have been banned and consumer sentiment remains subdued, with few people supporting the event.

Insight 20.07.2021

Impact investing engages with a wider public

Impact investing increasingly tells a story that investors can relate to, as Rupert Welchman pointed out at the recent Sustainable Investment Festival.

Insight 09.07.2021

The potential of Impact investing in listed equities

UBP’s Impact investing approach began with listed equities, as Victoria Leggett, Head of Impact investing at UBP recalled at the Sustainability & Impact Investor Forum on 14 June.

Insight 30.06.2021

Impact investing : Cork against climate change

UBP interviewed Corticeira Amorim’s Chairman António Rios de Amorim to learn more about how the world’s largest cork products company views its role as a ‘fixer’ in the world’s battle against climate change.

Insight 24.06.2021

The energy transition is underway – what does it mean for investors?

Turning renewables into sustainable returns

Insight 23.06.2021

Impact investing & microlending: Gentera's case

Gentera’s CFO, Mario Ignacio Langarica Avila discussed with UBP the transition of the business to a for-profit group and the unique challenges presented by Covid-19.

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