Responsible Investing:



Responsible investing is a personal journey. Clients may have different environmental and social priorities, and preferences for different investment approaches. To try to meet this need, we offer a variety of solutions in our dedicated responsible investing platform: Portfolios with Purpose.  This platform offers investors a diverse range of solutions that aim to achieve financial objectives with an ESG focus.

Investors can choose from a range of strategies across a variety of different asset classes, with diverse sector exposures and performance patterns that are suitable for different market environments.

Our Portfolios with Purpose currently span three different product ranges. These include our Sustainable Portfolios, which invest in issuers addressing environmental or social challenges through their products, services, or practices. Responsible+ Portfolios which have an additional responsibly focus, such as climate resilience or best-in-class allocations. And Impact Portfolios that seek to provide a positive, measurable impact on society or the environment.

Our Capabilities


AB Responsible+ investment solutions target specific ESG objectives, such as carbon neutrality, and adopt a range of approaches – including negative and positive screens, carbon emissions and pricing filters.

Strategies fall into one of the following:

  • China Net Zero Solutions 
  • Global Low Carbon Equity

Sustainable solutions focusing on issuers that address environmental or social factors, whether through their products, services or practices. Prominent themes include Climate, Health and Empowerment.

Includes some equity, fixed-income and multi-asset portfolios that invest in companies whose products and services contribute to achieving the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

  • Sustainable Climate Solutions
  • Sustainable Global Thematic Equity 
  • Sustainable Global Thematic Credit
  • Sustainable Income
  • Sustainable Multi-Asset Solutions 
  • Sustainable Euro High Yield 

Impact solutions aim to make a measurable social or environmental impact while generating a financial return.

Includes a fixed income strategy that invests in historically marginalised and low-socioeconomic-status communities throughout the US:

  • Municipal Impact

Not all the strategies or products we offer are available and /or registered for distribution in all jurisdictions. For more information about product availability please contact your AB representative. 

Our Portfolios with Purpose

Our Portfolios with Purpose offer a diverse range of choices - with clear ESG goals.

The value of an investment can go down as well as up and investors may not get back the full amount they invested. Capital is at risk.

More information on our Sustainable Solutions is available here.

Ratings and Classifications

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Based on star scores, five of our module scores were above the industry median, seven were in line with the industry median, and four were below the industry median Please refer to AB’s 2022 PRI Assessment Report. The 2023 PRI Assessment Methodology can be found here.

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Awarded Label ISR2 in April 2022 for Sustainable Global Thematic and Sustainable US Thematic Portfolios.

1. PRI: UN Principles for Responsible Investment. See the PRI Transparency Report and the PRI Assessment Report to learn more.
2. Label ISR recognises the AB SICAV I - Sustainable Global Thematic Portfolio and Sustainable US Thematic Portfolios valid 28.04.2022 – 27.04.2025.