UBP focuses its long-term support on organisations and charities in the areas of culture, education and research. By extending our sponsorship over several years, we are able to build solid and trusting relationships, whilst our thematic targeting keeps us from spreading our efforts too thin.
On the cultural scene, we focus on theatre, cinema and classical music. We are long-term supporters of the Grand Théâtre de Genève and the Camerata Venia orchestra, and have recently become a season partner of the Comédie de Genève drama centre. On the research and education side, we have started to sponsor Swiss Solar Boat – an educational initiative created by the polytechnic university in Lausanne (EPFL). The Swiss Solar Boat team has built a unique high-tech solar-powered, pilot-driven boat, which was on the starting line of the 2021 and 2022 Monaco Energy Boat Challenge.
UBP encourages employees to support charity work, using a dedicated online platform to help them connect with local and international high-impact charities. Staff can offer these charities their skills, provide on-the-ground support or make donations. This approach allows them to find new causes and support those they truly care about, and use their unique skills to make a valuable contribution. To help staff get involved, we offer one day of leave per year for charity work.