Money Managers and the Growth of ESG Investing


The US SIF Foundation in its new SRI Trends Report identified 384 money managers and 1,204 community investing institutions incorporating ESG criteria into their investment analysis and decision-making processes. The $16.6 trillion in ESG incorporation assets they represent is a nearly 43 percent increase over the $11.6 trillion in such assets identified in 2018.

In terms of assets, money managers incorporate ESG factors fairly evenly across environmental, social and governance categories:.

How Do You Get Ahead in America?


by John S. Adams, CFP, UBS Financial Services  

UBS Focused on Achieving Sustainable Performance


UBS's ambition is to stand out as a winner in the financial industry: for its expertise, advice and execution, and its commitment to sustainable performance – a principle that focuses the firm's efforts to drive long term positive impact for clients, employees, investors and society. UBS provides ample evidence for its ambition in its 2017 reporting – across its Annual Report, its GRI Document, its Annual Review – and its integrated reporting.

Social Innovation Summit Gathers Leading Decision-Makers to Catalyze Dynamic Partnerships That Maximize Social Impact

Speaker Highlights include executives from: Box, Uber, Pinterest, Splunk, eBay, AOL, Electronic Arts, PwC,, The White House, Kauffman Foundation
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Redwood City, Calif., November 4, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Social Innovation Summit, an invitation-only gathering of social impact leaders and world-changers, has announced a roster of powerful voices that will anchor two days of collaborative discourse to shape a more positive future.

UBS Invests in Sustainability for Financial and Societal Return


Banking came into its own in the first industrial revolution. Banks were the intermediaries between the people with money and the ideas and opportunities of the community they served.

Now, says UBS’s Global Head of UBS and Society, Caroline Anstey, it is time to remember this. “Towards the end of the Twentieth Century, finance became in many ways a sector in its own right, often divorced from the real economy and eventually helping to prompt the financial crises of recent years. This has lead to a lot of soul searching.”

Making Sustainability the Everyday Standard at UBS


"UBS and Society is an integral part of our responsibilities towards all stakeholders. Across all client segments we see a growing interest in sustainable investing. I firmly believe our bank is uniquely positioned to cater to this demand – and in fact we already do so, for example with novel financial products and services such as impact investing. But UBS and Society goes beyond, indeed it is our umbrella platform covering activities in sustainable investing and philanthropy, environmental and human rights policies, environmental footprint, and community investment." 

International Effort Moves Forward to Develop Global Standard for Corporate Sustainability Ratings

Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR) Releases Principles that will Guide Accreditation Process
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WASHINGTON, DC, December 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR) today announced the key set of core Principles it will use for accrediting sustainability ratings worldwide.

The year long effort included close participation from leaders in the investment and corporate communities – among those, Aviva, Deutsche Bank, Bloomberg L.P., BBVA, TIAA-CREF and UBS who are members of GISR’s core committees; and AMD, UPS, Vale, Disney, Bosch and Bayer who are members of GISR’s technical working group.

Shared Value Insights from UBS' Erika Karp

A series of four brief interviews from leading executives on the role of shared value in their organizations.
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In the face of complex global issues and societal needs, many companies are turning to shared value, a practice that seeks business opportunity in solving social problems. FSG interviewed leaders in various fields to gain a wider perspective on shared value practices from those who are implementing them. The result is a series of five minute interviews that provide insight on creating shared value from the corporate, non-profit, and investor perspective.

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