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.
The investment community has a key role to play in supporting sustainability and the growing emphasis on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues by channelling capital into sustainable opportunities, while supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).
Asset owners and investors have become increasingly committed to ensure that they are investing responsibly and for a greater purpose. Thus, as Asset Managers, we have a responsibility to be socially responsible stewards for the world to look up to and we can play a vital role by offering sustainable investing solutions for both asset owners and investors alike.
We believe integrating ESG evaluation into our investment process across all investment asset classes will contribute to performance by enabling us to identify high-quality companies which are resilient, well-managed, able to grow sustainably and are likely to maintain their competitiveness in the long term.
By doing so, we can accommodate our clients’ needs to invest for profit and purpose, as we manage their wealth successfully, responsibly, and sustainably. Here at UOBAM, we understand that sustainability is a continuous journey and to have a more tangible contribution to the UN SDGs, we will embed sustainability as a core component of our corporate culture. This will allow us to be active stewards of sustainability, achieve long-term value creation and positive impact to the environment, our communities, and stakeholders.
Ultimately, at UOBAM, we invest for profit and purpose whilst shaping a better world for future generations.
Mr Thio Boon Kiat
Group CEO of UOB Asset Management