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.



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

  • In the first half of 2023, UOBAM colleagues from around the region (Brunei, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore and Vietnam) held tree-planting events and activities.
  • Each regional team partnered with a local charity organisation or governmental body to do our part for the environment by raising funds and planting over 1,000 trees.
  • This initiative was carried out as part of our commitment to sustainability. Taking action to combat climate change is one of the six United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) that we support for our Corporate Sustainability Stewardship.
  • In addition to the food donation initiative, UOBAM also participated in the 2023 UOB Global Heartbeat Run/Walk to #keepthegoodgoing by clocking distances to raise funds for charity.






  • In September 2022, UOB Asset Management (UOBAM) colleagues from around the region (Brunei, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore and Vietnam) organised a food donation campaign to raise money and participate in a food drive.
  • The campaign was held as part of UOBAM's commitment to sustainability via Corporate Sustainability Stewardship and to support a local charity organisation of the country’s choice.
  • UOBAM provided a total of 800 food packages and 2,800 hot meals for the less fortunate regionally.
  • In addition to the food donation initiative, UOBAM also participated in the 2022 UOB Global Heartbeat Run/Walk to #keepthegoodgoing by clocking distances to raise funds for charity.
  • 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.













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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