UBS, the world’s largest wealth manager and a leader in sustainable finance, celebrated India CSR Day on September 24 by organising a series of volunteering activities designed to improve the lives of people and create a better world.
In all, 23 activities covering environment and skill training were organized in Mumbai, Pune and Hyderabad in partnership with eight NGOs. The activities included infrastructure upliftment, skill building, supporting livelihood initiatives, resume building, environment protection awareness, etc.
“Connecting people for a better world is our purpose, and the spirit of volunteering runs deep. UBS India CSR Day brings together our employee volunteers, NGOs, and local communities to collaboratively address pressing issues like quality education, job readiness, and environment protection,” said Dhun Davar, India Head, UBS Optimus Foundation and Philanthropy Services
Some of the key initiatives conducted
· 465 volunteers across Mumbai, Pune, and Hyderabad supported activities around skill development, resume building and making learning fun by applying STEM (science, technology, economics, and mathematics) principles, driving better education and employability outcomes for young people
· In Hyderabad, 302 volunteers undertook speed mentoring and school beautification to create an environment that sparks imagination
· 320 volunteers in Mumbai joined the Versova beach clean-up drive
· 214 volunteers in Pune planted over 500 saplings at a neighbouring village, which will contribute to a cleaner environment and have a positive impact on about 5,000 inhabitants
A total of 1,301 UBS employees contributed their time and skills to make India CSR Day celebrations a success, playing a significant role in driving skill-based and non-skill-based volunteering and training.
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