Sustainability Overview

At UOB Asset Management, we drive sustainability by putting environmental, social and governance (ESG) impact at the heart of our business. Find out how we can help you achieve both profit and purpose by investing for good.

 

Commitment

Our Commitment to Sustainability

 

In recent years, the importance of sustainability has been rapidly increasing. At UOBAM, we recognise that we have an important role to play as socially responsible stewards to drive sustainability in the world.

 

Our Commitment to Sustainability

 

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Stewardship

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

  • In September 2021, UOBAM Singapore kicked off its internal donation drive campaign, raising money to help aid an IPC-Status food charity, Food from the Heart “Project Belanja!”
  • The campaign was held in support of Food from the Heart’s “Project Belanja!”, an app-driven food redemption programme providing freshly cooked meals by hawker owners to those in need.
  • Food from the Heart and “Project Belanja!” have been playing a very meaningful role in supporting less-fortunate families and their future generations while preserving the long-term development of Singapore’s hawker culture
  • UOBAM Singapore raised a total of S$10,000 (an equivalent of 2,500 hot meals) that was donated to households in need.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
  • UOB Brunei and UOB Asset Management Brunei (UOBAM Brunei) collaborated with the Society for Community Outreach and Training (SCOT) Social Kitchen to donate 300 meals to COVID-19 frontliners across the country.
  • The meals were cooked and prepared by mothers who are unable to return to full-time employment as they need to take care of their young children. The Social Kitchen enables them to earn an income while contributing to the support of essential workers.
  • Click here for full media release or read the article on Borneo Bulletin Release.
  • 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.
 

Academy

Enabling active stewards of Sustainability to drive impactful engagement. 

  • 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.
 
 

UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI) Signatory

UOBAM is one of the first regional asset management firms in Singapore to join the PRI.

1. Incorporate ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes.
2. Be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices.
3. Seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest.
4. Promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry.
5. Work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the Principles.
6. Report on our activities and progress towards implementing the Principles.

Our Sustainability Partners

Robeco Singapore

Robeco is a global leader in sustainable investing, and our partner in launching sustainable solutions and UOBAM’s Sustainability Academy.

 

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Fukoku Capital Management

Fukoku Capital Management is one of the leading investment management firms in Japan, and our partner in managing sustainable mandates.

 

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