UBS Becomes a Climate Bonds Partner
LONDON/ZÜRICH, 14/08/2018: UBS Group AG, the world's leading global wealth manager, has joined the Climate Bonds Partners Programme.
UBS provides a wide range of sustainable investment solutions to both private and institutional investors. This year it became the first bank to offer a 100% sustainable cross asset portfolio to private clients, including green bonds alongside other debt and equity instruments.
As part of its unique sustainable and impact investing offering, UBS has focused on filling gaps in the sustainable fixed income market. Its new sustainable portfolio offered private clients diversified exposure to development bank debt for the first time within a cross-asset framework, while its new development bank bond indices, in partnership with Solactive, are designed to help institutional investors and others access the asset class.
UBS's partnership with the Climate Bonds Initiative will further develop its data capabilities and market-building efforts within green finance and sustainable fixed income and will add diversity and expertise to CBI’s Partners Network.
Mark Haefele, Chief Investment Officer, UBS Global Wealth Management:
“Partnering with the Climate Bonds Initiative is a natural extension of our commitment to sustainable investing. We are excited to be joining market-building initiatives in green bonds and other areas and helping to create a common framework for the sustainable fixed income market.”
Manuel Adamini, Director of Investor Engagement, Climate Bonds Initiative:
“We are delighted to welcome UBS to our Partners Network. UBS Global Wealth Management has been leading the sustainable and impact investment market and contributing to mainstreaming green finance. We are looking forward to working together to expand green bond markets globally and reinforcing market best practice and green integrity – areas all closely connected to UBS’s sustainable and impact investing objectives.”
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About Climate Bonds Initiative: The Climate Bonds Initiative is an investor-focused not-for-profit, promoting large-scale investment in the low-carbon economy. It undertakes advocacy and outreach to inform and stimulate the market, provides policy models and government advice, market data and analysis and administers the Standards & Certification Scheme. For more information, please visitwww.climatebonds.net.
Climate Bonds Partners Program: Banks, institutional investors, private and non- governmental organizations (NGOs) and governments are eligible to join as Climate Bond Partners to help grow a market of green and climate bonds. A list of Partners is available here.
Partners assist in developing initiatives to grow investment in climate finance solutions, participate in different market development committees & help define policy agendas for sector, country & sub-national green bond markets.