Moving a Bank to Yes – Examine how leadership, prototypes, and partnerships lead UBS to support the SDGs

Event details
  • August 28th, 2019, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Online
  • Country: Online, United Kingdom


Join Phyllis Costanza, CEO UBS Optimus Foundation and Gayle Peterson, Programme Director for Oxford Social Finance and Impact Investing Programmes as they explore what it takes to move conservative financial institutions to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals and unlock the trillions needed to achieve them.

UBS has made a commitment to support all the 17 of the SDGs and Phyllis was instrumental in building support for new investments. Learn what it took to change the culture in the C-Suite to get new approaches to stick.

UBS has been a leader in advancing innovation in social finance leading the world’s first development impact bond (DIB) in education, which exceeded its targets of boosting schooling for child learners in rural India – the impetus for the new and largest education DIB to date, bringing together a coalition of public and private sector partners to change the futures of 200,000 children in India. Next to its education impact bonds it has also launched the first DIB in maternal and child health, supporting government efforts to improve health care in private facilities in Rajasthan, India, which has some of the highest maternal and newborn death rates in the world. And its partnership with Yunus Social Business, the Rockefeller Foundation and Impact Water has yielded the first social success note, to deliver clean drinking water in schools across Uganda, ultimately benefiting more than two million children through better health, enabling them to learn and fulfill their potential. Learn how UBS uses prototypes and cross-sector partnerships to pioneer and scale blended capital deals.

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