• Engagement is the 'measure of success' on biodiversity, says UBP

    22 August 2023

    It is more valuable to engage on biodiversity-related themes, rather than try to manage 'arbitrary' data points, Union Bank Privée (UBP) has argued.

  • Biodiversity fund assets triple in 2022 to nearly $1bn

    27 February 2023

    Assets in biodiversity funds passed $984 million at the end of 2022, with a flurry of strategy launches despite macroeconomic woes, Thomas Cox reports

  • UBP optimistic despite biodiversity fund halving in size

    21 February 2023

    After a difficult year that saw its biodiversity-themed listed equities fund halve in size, demand for nature financing will grow due to policy changes and the effects of the COP15 agreement,...

  • UBP on the hunt for profitable social investments

    09 February 2023

    Social investments, particularly in developed markets, are constrained by the lack of profitability in some sectors, Union Bancaire Privée has said.

  • UBP eyes 'smart agtech' amid escalating fertiliser costs

    05 July 2022

    Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) said it is targeting investments in agricultural technology (agtech) solutions that reduce famers' reliance on fertiliser, pesticides, and water waste, amid rising fertiliser prices globally.

  • UBP launches biodiversity listed equities fund

    14 December 2021

    UBP has launched a listed equities fund targeting positive, measurable contribution to biodiversity, making it one of the first such funds targeting the theme and enabling the Swiss private bank to tap into a theme its manager predicts could support a strategy of up to $2 billion in size.

  • The IPCC report - 'code red' for humanity

    13 August 2021

    The latest IPCC report should shock the world into climate action - and for investors that means prioritising positive impact, writes Rupert Welchman

  • Impact investing for a just transition

    24 June 2021

    The 'absence of people' is a rare weakness of the TCFD framework - but investor engagement to ensure a socially just low-carbon transition could be set for a major boost, an Environmental Finance webinar heard. Michael Hurley reports