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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership


7 February 2018 – The Investment Leaders Group (ILG) has welcomed its newest member, Union Bancaire Privée (UBP), to its group of global investors leading on directing capital towards sustainable economic development.

Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) are the latest member to join the Investment Leaders Group (ILG), a voluntary member initiative striving to create an investment chain that prioritises economic, social and environmental sustainability. The ILG is convened by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).

Nicolas Faller, Co-CEO Asset Management at UBP said:

“It is a great privilege to join the Investment Leaders Group. At UBP, we firmly believe that finance has a key role to play in creating a sustainable economy. We are very excited to collaborate with our peers and CISL, with the aim to drive meaningful and lasting change for our clients and the industry more broadly.”

Kajetan Czyz, Programme Director for Sustainable Finance at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership said:

“We are delighted to welcome UBP to the Investment Leaders Group, which has grown from strength to strength since the group was initiated back in 2013. Investors have a crucial role to play in responding to global social, economic and environmental challenges. To take on this role, it is necessary to break out of the current pattern of short-termism and to rethink the methods, tools and techniques of mainstream investing.”

UBP join the 10 existing members: Aegon Asset Management, Aon Hewitt, First State Investments, HSBC Bank Pension Trust (UK), HSBC Global Asset Management, Natixis Global Asset Management, Nordea, Nuveen, PIMCO, and Zurich.

Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) is one of Switzerland’s leading private banks, based in Geneva and employing 1700 people in over twenty locations worldwide. UBP specialises in asset management for both private and institutional clients.