Responsible Investing:

Our Commitment


Responsibility Requires More Than Words

Behaving responsibly is more than just a buzzword. It’s a way of life, that defines how we at AB behave, both as a firm and as investors. Our vision is to become a recognized industry leader in responsible investing, with solutions that combine strong financial outcomes with excellence in ESG research, integration and product design.

AB employees are working to create a dynamic, diverse, inclusive and intellectually challenging environment. By bringing out the best in our people, we aim to help advance the many communities we serve.

Meetings with company management teams in 2023*
US $503
Billion in assets managed using ESG integration^
* Includes economic meetings with sovereign issuers.
^ As of 31 December 2023. Assets using ESG integration include active fixed-income and equity strategies. Portfolios with Purpose are included in the integration total.

Responsibility Throughout AB

To implement our responsibility strategy and measure its progress, we’ve created a structure that reflects our firm wide commitment to responsibility, from the Responsibility Steering Committee to ESG analysts and investors as well as the infrastructure that supports them.


"By pursuing insight that unlocks opportunity, we can elevate our clients, communities and the world."

Seth Bernstein, President and CEO, AllianceBernstein

Our People Driving AB’s Responsible Investing Strategy

Our teams help drive and guide our firm-wide efforts in advancing AB’s corporate responsibility practices and polices, implementing strategy and providing clients with responsible solutions and communication that meet their needs.

Responsibility Team

The team develops our firmwide approach to responsibility and collaborates with investors.

Responsibility Steering Committee

The committee of experts, from across the spectrum of asset management disciplines, develops our responsibility strategy and oversees execution.

Proxy Voting and Governance Committee

The committee has formal oversight of our proxy voting process, establishing our policy and overseeing voting activities.

Team Members
Team Members
Team Members

Social Advancements Can Have Global Impact

Diverse and inclusive teams can generate better ideas and reach more balanced decisions. That’s why we seek to leverage the unique backgrounds of our employees to meet the needs of a broad range of clients and to best engage the communities in which we operate.

Building a Diverse Culture
  • Of our 2022 US new hires, 39% were ethnically diverse.1
  • As of December 2022, 21% of our SVPs are women2, and in 2022, female SVP promotions as a percentage of total SVP promotions were 25%.
  • In 2022, female vice president (VP) promotions as a percentage of all VP promotions were 35%3
Engaging Employees
  • Over 27 employee resource groups (ERG) and employee wellness groups (EWG), with 800+ participants4
  • Over 100 ERG and EWG events hosted globally4
  • Learning and dialogue encouraged across all levels of the firm
  • Annual "AB Voice" employee engagement surveys5
Serving Our Communities
  • Between 2019 and 2021, AB and its people logged more than 11,000 service hours and held 198 "Days of Service" globally
  • In total, AB’s charitable actions in 2022 was over $5 million, through a combination of corporate giving and employee gift matching6

1. Ethnically diverse includes African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian and Other. Ethnic diversity information is for the US only. As of December 31, 2022.
2. As at December 2022. 
3. All gender information is global. As of December 31, 2022.
4. For 2022. 
5. Number of organisations worldwide.
6. Total charitable actions includes employee donations, the AB matching program and other firm contributions to more than 1,400 organizations in 2022.
Source: AB

History of Our Commitment

  • Joined the Access to Medicine Foundation as Signatory Investor 
  • Joined the World Benchmarking Alliance as Investor Ally
  • Became Member of Sustainable Trading
  • Joined The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change
  • Joined the One Planet Sovereign Wealth Funds Initiative
  • Joined the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative
  • Accepted as a Signatory to the UK Stewardship Code for the second year in a row
  • Joined the Forum of Investors—Japan
  • Joined the TCFD Consortium in Japan
  • Joined the Japanese Stewardship Initiative
  • Joined the Investors Against Slavery and Trafficking—APAC
  • Joined Ceres
  • Became Founding Member of the Corporate Affiliate Program at the Columbia Climate School
  • Became Member of Emerging Markets Investors Alliance
  • Accepted as a Signatory to the UK Stewardship Code
  • Joined the AIGCC and ACGA
  • Became Boston College Center for Corporate Responsibility Supporting Member
  • Became Eurosif Transparency Code Signatory
  • Became FAIRR Member
  • Became Investor Stewardship Group Principles Signatory
  • Joined Investor Group on Climate Change
  • Started climate change and investing initiative with the Earth Institute at Columbia University in New York
  • Became Associate Member of LuxFlag
  • Joined ICI Global ESG Task Force
  • Joined ICI Proxy Committee
  • Joined ICGN Board Governance Committee
  • Became TCFD Supporter
  • Became engagement colead for Climate Action 100+
  • Became committee member of Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong’s Public Shareholders Group
  • Published Engagement Policy
  • Became CII Corporate Governance Advisory Council Member
  • Joined Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Joined Catalytic Finance Initiative
  • Joined Climate Disclosure Project
  • Published formal response to Japan Stewardship Code
  • Chaired AN/Securities/IB Working Group PFA21
  • Joined International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN)
  • Released Statement on Controversial Weapons
  • Became Japan PFA213 signatory
  • Became PRI signatory
  • Published formal response to UK Stewardship Code1
  • Joined Council of Institutional Investors (CII)

Source: AB as of 31 December 2023


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Principles for Responsible Investment

AB has invested responsibly for many years. We became a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) in 2011. This formalized our commitment to identify responsible ways to unlock opportunities for our clients through ESG integration in most of our actively managed equity and fixed-income client accounts, funds and strategies.

Principles were developed by investors, for investors. In implementing them, signatories contribute to developing a more sustainable global financial system. We’re committed to implementing six principles as we continue to advance our responsible investing efforts.


AB is committed to being transparent and our RI Policies and Statements, Reports and Global Related Proxy and Governance Information can all be found on our Corporate website.

Data Disclosures giving a comprehensive breakdown of corporate performance, data and reporting disclosures can also be found on our Corporate website.