Doing More for the Environment by Using Less

As we progress on our own corporate ESG journey, we’re rethinking business operations to use fewer of Earth’s precious resources. Among the actions we’ve taken to further our goal of being environmental stewards, we’ve:

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Lowered our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
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Continued to relocate our people to more environmentally friendly office spaces
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Sharply reduced paper consumption globally
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Engaged AB employees on sustainability issues
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Adopted a firmwide Climate Change / TCFD Statement
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Founding Member: Corporate Affiliate Program at the Columbia Climate School
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Our Climate Change Statement

As investors, we integrate material climate change risks and opportunities into most of our investment analysis, decision-making and solutions. We continue to train our professionals and develop proprietary tools, including our engagement and collaboration platform, ESIGHT.


Greening AB’s Buildings and Offices

At AB, we’re working to place 85% of our employees in greener workspaces and more environmentally friendly buildings by 2025, as defined by ratings from Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) or other local standards. We’re happy to share that our new office location in Shanghai recently achieved a gold-level LEED rating. Our new Nashville, Tennessee, USA headquarters has been awarded a Silver LEED rating and features an outdoor roof terrace, gardens, bicycle parking and a car park with dual electric-vehicle chargers. In 2023, we opened the doors of our new office in London, which was awarded a Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) “outstanding” rating for being in the top 1% of UK domestic refurbishments.  It also features a two-star Fitwel rating and will utilize 100% renewable energy. We’re also executing on plans to move into a greener office space with our remaining New York employees.

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Engaging AB Employees on Sustainability

The Sustainable Employee Wellness Group (EWG) is dedicated to sustaining the environment both as a firm and as individuals. The group hosts regular events to engage and educate employees on topics including solar energy, recycling, safe water and eating sustainably.


Committed to Industry Leadership on Climate

AB is actively involved in climate-related organizations and initiatives:

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Analysts & Experts

Climate Science and Investing

AB is collaborating with climate experts at Columbia Climate School to develop new insights and tools.


Environmental Insights

ESG in Action
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Tree Spotting: Detecting Deforestation Risks One Company at a Time
September 11, 2023 / 8 min read
by Dev Chakrabarti, Sara Rosner Deforestation is a global sustainability challenge, with broad ramifications for businesses and equity investors.
Investment Insights
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Energy Addiction: AI's Next Big Challenge
August 17, 2023 / 5 min read
by Dan Roarty, Ben Ruegsegger Investors should take a closer look at companies that help create a more energy-efficient ecosystem for AI.
Investment Insights
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Record Heat, Climate Policies Energize Low-Carbon Investing
July 31, 2023 / 3 min read
by Kent Hargis, Ian McNaugher, Jayme Lisiewski New public policies reflect growing urgency to address climate risk, which equity investors should emphasize, too.