Rina Kupferschmid-Rojas is responsible for the client strategy of UBS and Society Group worldwide, previously Global Head of Sustainable Investing at UBS Wealth Management. Previously she was Managing Partner and CEO of ESG Analytics, an environmental, social, and governance-oriented investment consultancy, and later Social Impact Director at MasterCard. She is also an adjunct Professor at Columbia University on Sustainable Investing and since 2013 has been one of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Young Global Leaders.
Kupferschmid-Rojas was named in 2014 by Newsweek as one of the leading Women in Tech in NYC. She is founding member of the New Innovators Council at the World Resources Institute and is Board Member at IamtheCode, a global movement to teach girls and young women to code as a way to build their creative capacity and help them realize their own potential. Kupferschmid-Rojas founded in 2015 the Impact Lab for the WEF, a boot camp to identify ideas to tackle global social challenges, having launched successfully more than 20 Global Initiatives. She is an Advisor to the Sustainable Finance Professionals Network at Columbia University and a member of the B-20 Germany Climate Change Taskforce in 2016-2017. She is founder of the Gender Lens Investing Network a partnership between UBS and UNWomen. Kupferschmid-Rojas holds a M.A. from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland and Certificates on Innovating for Sustainability and Corporate Performance from Harvard Business School and Certificates on Public Policy for the 21st Century from the Harvard Kennedy School and Public Policy and Leadership from Yale. She started her banking career 27 years ago with an apprenticeship.