UBS Surpasses Impact Investment Goals, Anticipates New Wave of Growth in Sustainable Finance

UBS reached its goal in the second half of 2020 of $5bn for impact investments aimed at generating a measurable social or environmental impact relating to one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) between 2017 and 2021. Huw van Steenis, Senior Advisor to the CEO and Chair of the Sustainable Finance Committee at UBS, indicates that “Sustainability has become a key driver of portfolio performance and resilience – and we are finding an inflection as clients aren’t just looking to reduce risk or exclude some securities, but rather scan for investment opportunities leveraged to energy transition and other sustainable themes.”

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