Corporate Sustainability Stewardship

Shaping a Better World for Future Generations

UOBAM will primarily support the six SDGs below.


Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation


Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Upcoming UOBAM Group Sustainability Initiatives

Group-Wide Sustainability Events
SDGs we will be supporting
Sustainable Workplace & Sustainable Procurement Programme
Sustainability Awareness Programme
Food Donation Projects
Green-Up Projects (Coastal/Mangrove/Forest/Mountain)

Sustainability in Action

We have established sustainability as one of our four core pillars firm wide and embarked on several sustainability initiatives.

  • Launched on 28 October 2020 as the first of UOBAM’s staff training programmes for Sustainability, the Robeco Essentials online modules cover key topics such as ESG integration, active ownership and measuring the contribution of companies to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).
  • UOBAM is the first financial institution in the world to offer Robeco’s SDG Investing module as a training course.
  • This training tie-up with Robeco is the latest in UOBAM’s strategic partnership with Robeco on Sustainability, including the earlier launch of the first bond fund focused on the UN SDGs – the United Sustainable Credit Income Fund (USCIF) for retail investors in Singapore.
  • In equipping its employees with the fundamentals of sustainable investing, UOBAM aims to further reinforce a culture of Sustainability, and enable all employees to become active stewards of Sustainability to drive impactful engagement with UOBAM's clients and investors.


  • On 28 October 2020, UOBAM organised a virtual launch to our staff Sustainability Education plan for UOBAM Group colleagues.
  • The programme, personally launched by UOBAM Group CEO, Mr Thio Boon Kiat, highlighted the importance of Sustainability Education and continuous learning for UOBAM staff and provided an overview of UOBAM’s Sustainability Education plan moving forward.
  • The launch received 330 colleagues from across UOBAM’s regional offices.


  • On 29 September 2020, UOBAM organised a regional virtual launch to our Sustainability Roadmap for UOBAM Group colleagues.
  • The launch was presented by Stella, UOBAM's virtual avatar ambassador for Sustainability, who shared the importance of Sustainability at UOBAM, the activities available for participation in Sustainability, and how can we contribute and showcase our capabilities and activities in Sustainability at UOBAM.
  • The launch received over 150 participants from across the region.




  • UOBAM Malaysia held a food donation drive to help a foster home where food security was threatened during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Cash were raised and food were donated to the foster home.

Recycling made easier with recycling bins around the office

  • UOBAM’s commitment to Sustainability starts from the bottom up.
  • We have implemented several initiatives to promote sustainable practices in our offices.


Sustainable office tips


Switch off lights and PC monitors when not in use Do not print unless necessary and print double-sided
Give products a second life by reusing, recycling or donating Do not waste water
Bring your own reusable mug Keep a desk plant and watch it grow along with your investments!












  • UOBAM staff came together to donate to various beneficiaries during the circuit breaker period.
  • The beneficiaries were mainly migrant workers, community chests and PPE for frontline healthcare workers.











  • UOBAM Malaysia held a food donation drive to help a foster home where food security was threatened during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Cash were raised and food were donated to the foster home.
  • On 13 August 2020, we donated approximately 62 used laptops, 11 used printers, 16 servers and other electronics to Wat Suan Kaew.
  • Our employees also donated 25,200 THB to Wat Suan Kaew to help the poor.


  • After sharing our views on Sustainable investing during UOBAM’s annual investment seminar in Singapore, we proceeded to host Sustainability Seminars for clients from our Thailand and Malaysia regional offices.
  • We also shared some of our strategies for sustainable investing in Asia.
  • UOBAM hosted an ESG and Sustainability e-workshop on Microsoft Teams for all staff.
  • The workshop was conducted in partnership with Robeco and covered trends in Sustainability and sustainable investing strategies during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • The workshop received over 200 participants from the Singapore and the regional offices.