Chief Sustainability Officer - UBS
Michael Baldinger is the Chief Sustainability Officer at UBS. He is responsible for the implementation of the Group Executive Board-sponsored sustainability and impact strategy and provides oversight for sustainability-related projects and activities across UBS.
Mr. Baldinger also represents UBS Group as a Board Member of Swiss Sustainable Finance and is President of the Swiss Banking Association’s Expert Commission, Sustainable Finance.
He joined UBS in November 2016 as Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing at Asset Management (UBS AM) with the mandate to establish UBS AM as a leader in sustainable and impact investing. During this time, Mr Baldinger established an industry leading Sustainable Investing (SI) platform, hired a dedicated SI Specialist team and elevated SI as a critical business driver for the Asset Management division.
Before joining UBS, Mr. Baldinger was the CEO of RobecoSAM. In addition, he was responsible for driving the RobecoGroup sustainable investing agenda. He was appointed CEO of RobecoSAMin 2011 having joined as Head of Global Clients & Marketing in 2009.
Mr. Baldinger joined RobecoSAMfrom Credit Suisse Asset Management where, as a Managing Director, he was Head of Distribution for the Americas in New York. Prior to Credit Suisse, he was a Managing Director Principal with Bear, Stearns & Co. in New York, responsible for Institutional Equity Sales for Swiss clients from 1999-2005.