At AB, we share a collective mission to serve our clients, employees, communities and future generations responsibly. To succeed in this effort, we foster an engaging, inclusive and diverse workplace, and give back to the communities we operate in. We’ve infused the Principles of Responsible Investing into our investment process, and we ensure that our firm’s operations are sustainable. Our unwavering dedication to these goals allows us to attract and develop the right talent to help keep our clients AHEAD OF TOMORROW.®
In 2015 and 2016, we collectively donated more than $15 million and thousands of hours to nearly 2,000 causes around the world. That's truly impressive, but with a more coordinated firmwide effort, we strive to do even better. We're especially proud of our new AB Day of Service series, a global volunteer initiative sponsored and organized by our Cultural Advancement Team.
For the third consecutive year, AB has achieved a perfect score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index, the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices for LGBTQ employees, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. With this award, AB joins the ranks of hundreds of other multinational companies that are not only promoting LGBTQ-friendly workplace policies, but also helping to advance the cause of LGBTQ equality around the globe.
In June 2016, AB raised a rainbow flag in front of AB's world headquarters in New York City in support of LGBTQ Pride Month. Our London and White Plains offices also placed banners and changed their nameplates in support.
We welcome questions or comments related to this report and AB's approach to corporate responsibility.
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