Head Corporate Responsibility, Group Historian and Head Long-Term Archives, UBS Group
As Secretary to the UBS Corporate Culture and Responsibility Committee (CCRC), one of the five Board of Directors committees of UBS Group AG, Christian assists the Committee’s Chair (UBS Group AG’s Chairman) in putting together the agenda for the Committee and prepares the accompanying documentation. The CCRC supports the firm’s Board in fulfilling its duty to safeguard and advance the Group’s reputation for responsible corporate conduct and to assess developments in stakeholder expectations and their possible consequences for UBS.
As Head Corporate Responsibility, a function within UBS’s Chief Sustainability Office, Christian coordinates, together with UBS CFO, UBS’s sustainability disclosures. His team also has particular responsibilities in the area of stakeholder management, notably pertaining to ESG investors, ESG ratings and NGOs. He is also head of the UBS Group Long-Term Archives and the firm’s corporate historian, acting as a centre of competence for all questions pertaining to historical issues at the firm.
Christian has worked on a large range of corporate responsibility and sustainability topics and regularly gives workshops and presentations on corporate responsibility and sustainability in general and at UBS, and on particular topics and issues.
Prior to joining UBS in 2003 Christian taught history at universities in the UK and New Zealand. He has written and edited six books and a very substantial number of articles and essays.
Dr Merrin Pearse
Sustainability Advisor, The Purpose Business & Co-founder and Director, Coordinate4u