1. Sustainability
  2. Engaging with our communities

Engaging with our communities

Engaging with our communities

UBP has always placed great emphasis on engaging with and supporting its local communities and we have a long tradition of sponsoring projects in a selection of areas that our values align with. In addition, we organise and participate in solidarity projects that deliver positive outcomes for society and nature.


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.

Employee engagement

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.

Moreover, we run recurring volunteering initiatives for employees to maximise their interest and participation.  In recent years, we have organised clean-up days in several location to help tackle littering in cities as well as the “Globetrotter” challenge, which encourages colleagues to run, walk, cycle or swim to raise money for selected charities.


Watch the video to find out more about our community engagement activities

More about our sponsorships & community engagement


Giving Switzerland’s forests a hand by planting trees

Our colleagues took to their shovels and double hoes to help by planting 250 trees.

UBP supports the performing arts with comédie partnership

As UBP continues to support local cultural endeavours, we are pleased to announce our most recent project: a partnership with Comédie de Genève for the next three seasons.


Interview with the general director Aviel Cahn

As part of its sponsorship and charity work, UBP regularly provides support for a wide range of social, cultural and educational projects, both in Geneva and around the world.

The talented musicians of Camerata Venia on your screen

For many years, UBP has supported cultural and artistic projects in the locations where it has offices. As part of our promotion of artistic creation and young talent in Geneva, we have partnered up with the Grand Théâtre and the Camerata Venia orchestra.

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UBP in brief

Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) was founded in 1969 by Edgar de Picciotto, whose vision from the outset was to offer investors an astute and innovative wealth management service.


Sustainability Report 2022

Our Sustainability Report sets out the way we are contributing to the shift towards a sustainable economy.


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