Michelle Dunstan

Michelle Dunstan

Global Head—Responsible Investing; Portfolio Manager—Global ESG Improvers Strategy

16 Years at AB
24 Years of experience

Michelle Dunstan is the Global Head of Responsible Investing. She assumed this role in 2020 and oversees AB’s ESG strategy, thought leadership, research, engagement and investment integration, and works in conjunction with business development on AB’s ESG product platform. Dunstan also manages AB’s Global ESG Improvers Strategy, which focuses on engaging with and investing in companies that are advancing along an environmental, social or governance dimension. From 2012 to 2020, she was also a portfolio manager for the Global Commodity Equity Fund. Dunstan joined AB in 2004 as a research analyst and covered commodities in Emerging Markets and North America for several years. Prior to joining the firm, she was an engagement manager at the Monitor Group (now Monitor Deloitte). Dunstan holds a BCom from Queen’s University in Canada and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where she graduated with high distinction as a Baker Scholar. Location: New York

DOL’s Revised DC Investment Rule Removes Potential ESG Sticking Point

DOL’s Revised DC Investment Rule Removes Potential ESG Sticking Point

by Jennifer DeLong, Michelle Dunstan
The Department of Labor’s final rule on investment selection for DC plans left out language on ESG-themed investments. It’s a change that erases some confusion and seems to acknowledge that ESG and financial considerations are inseparable.

Equities, Fixed Income, Legislative Updates, Multi-Asset, Policy & Regulation, Responsible Investing/ESG


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DOL’s New Rules Don’t Have to Slow DC Plan ESG Adoption

DOL’s New Rules Don’t Have to Slow DC Plan ESG Adoption

by Jennifer DeLong, Michelle Dunstan
Demand for ESG investing is growing among DC plan participants, but with plan sponsors facing many choices and proposed new DOL rules, what’s the best approach? As we see it, fully integrating ESG considerations is fundamental to better financial outcomes—which is always in participants’ best interests.

Plan Design, Policy & Regulation, Responsible Investing/ESG, Target-Date Solutions


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