THE UNITED Bank of Switzerland (UBS) has roots that stretch back to 1862. The Swiss group is a trusted financial partner at home and abroad, offering asset management as well as personal, commercial, and investment banking services. As an industry leader of Sustainable Investing (SI), UBS assists investors in aligning portfolios with principles to reap healthy rewards. UBS pledged to direct $5 bn worth of assets towards completion of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2022 — and it’s already more than halfway to its target. Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) integration across asset classes enables investors to cherry-pick their portfolio structure according to theme, impact, or exclusion. Furthermore, the bank leads by example in terms of organisation-wide programmes promoting education and entrepreneurship. The BV judging panel applauds the bank’s eco-stance and presents UBS with the 2019 Best Banking ESG Strategy (Europe) award.