Climate change, biodiversity loss, inclusion and digitalisation are some of the defining trends shaping the world economy today. Companies must respond to these challenges or risk being left behind. It is our job to give our clients advice for the long term by helping them to navigate the risks and opportunities of this changing investment landscape and guiding them in identifying the winners and losers of this transformation.
At UBP, sustainability is therefore not a stand-alone issue, but an integral part of our business. For a decade, we have continually enhanced our expertise and product offering in responsible investment. This ranges from ensuring that environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria are increasingly considered throughout our investment decisions to providing sustainable investment solutions.
At the same time, as a responsible and trusted corporate actor, employer and partner, we place equal importance on continuously improving our direct impact on the environment, our employees and our communities.
We have built our sustainability approach with the understanding that it must reflect this dual role of UBP as both a financial intermediary and a corporate actor. Our approach therefore rests on two pillars: responsible investment and corporate social responsibility (CSR). It includes five strategic areas that directly respond to the needs and concerns of our key stakeholders:
- The drive to do business responsibly
- The drive to move forward with our clients
- The drive to protect the environment
- The drive to inspire our people
- The drive to engage with our communitie