• Impact investors seek contribution, not 'additionality'

    26 May 2023

    Impact investors increasingly define the outcomes of their investments in terms of 'contribution' to positive impact, rather than seeking to define the difference they make using the divisive term 'additionality', a webinar heard.

  • Credit Suisse: Another headwind for 'green' AT1 bonds

    21 March 2023

    The proposed wipe-out of additional tier 1 (AT1) bondholders as part of the Credit Suisse "merger" with UBS has sent prices of the limited 'green' AT1 issuances lower, providing a further headwind for the rare instrument.

  • Asian ESG to be a 'winning strategy' in 2023, says UBS

    31 January 2023

    Investing in Asian sustainability leaders on sustainability will continue to be a "winning strategy" in the region, because of growing consumer awareness and regulatory developments, UBS has said.

  • 'Too much expectation on financial institutions in transition to net zero', says UBS

    19 January 2023

    Too much burden is placed on financial institutions in the transition to net zero, while NGOs are too quick to "give grief" to those who set transition targets, warned UBS.

  • Australian companies face rising scrutiny of 'social license to operate', says UBS

    18 January 2023

    Pressure on companies to prove they have a 'social license to operate' will be heightened in Australia in 2023 as social issues are more intensely scrutinised, said UBS.

  • COP15: Agreement adds impetus to investors' engagement, says UBS

    21 December 2022

    The global biodiversity framework agreed at COP15 this week can add energy to investor engagement with companies on the topic of nature, according to a large asset manager.

  • COP15: $24trn investor group calls for agreement on Global Biodiversity Framework

    13 December 2022

    150 financial institutions representing over $24 trillion in assets under management have called on countries to adopt a post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework at the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15).