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Sustainable and Impact Investing Doing well by doing good.

Supporting a positive social or environmental impact as well as achieving compelling financial returns is at the heart of sustainable and impact investing (SII).

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Three ways to invest towards the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

While there is significant interest in the SDGs from investors, there is little understanding of exactly how to invest in these themes in ways that can generate real impact. While investment in listed companies that contribute to the SDGs is relatively straightforward, investment in private markets is more challenging.

Why impact investing needs Silicon Valley

Last week I was in Silicon Valley at a private gathering of members of UBS's Industry Leader Network - executives and entrepreneurs at privately held companies worldwide. Our discussions focused on artificial intelligence and machine learning and their potential implications for business operations and investment.

 

Davos View: Why SII was this year's hot investment topic

The theme of last week's World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos was 'Responsive and responsible leadership.' For mainstream investors, this used to mean investing only in responsible companies or being responsive to unsustainable corporate behavior. In 2017, however, the mainstream is moving past that definition.


White papers

Our white papers explore the topic of impact and sustainable investing in more depth. They are the result of rigorous research from our analysts.

Mobilizing private wealth for public good

In its white paper for the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos, UBS unveils a blueprint for channeling private wealth towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) - one aspect of the WEF’s Annual Meeting theme "responsive and responsible leadership".


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