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.

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.


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.
  • 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.

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.