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. And since it’s a strategic imperative, we continue to invest in Responsible Investing, as it’s inextricably linked with corporate responsibility.
Every day, 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.
1 AB Ranked 6 out of 50. 2019 ESG Proxy Voting Trends, Morningstar Manager Research, February 2020
2 Includes economic meetings with sovereign issuers.
3 As of 30 June 2020. Assets using ESG integration include active fixed-income and equity strategies. Portfolios with Purpose are listed separately, and therefore not included in the integration total.
AB’s Chief Responsibility Officer oversees the continual examination of our own corporate practices with the guidance of the Responsibility Steering Committee.
Seth Bernstein, President and CEO, AllianceBernstein
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.
The team develops our firmwide approach to responsibility and collaborates with investors.
The committee of experts, from across the spectrum of asset management disciplines, develops our responsibility strategy and oversees execution.
The committee develops and executes AB’s corporate responsibility strategy. It also evaluates and recommends corporate responsibility-related initiatives to join or sign.
The committee has formal oversight of our proxy voting process, establishing our policy and overseeing voting activities.
Diverse and inclusive teams 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.
1. Ethnically diverse includes African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino and Asian. Ethnic diversity information is for the US only as of 31 December 2019
2. For 2018.
3. Effective 2019, moving to annual from biannual
4. Total for 2019 by employees and eligible for company matching gifts
5. Number of organizations impacted worldwide
Source: Human Rights Campaign Foundation and AB
Source: AB as of 30 September 2019
1. Response to UK Stewardship Code is updated periodically, most recently in September 2016.
2. Principles for Responsible Investment
3. Principles for Financial Action for the 21st Century
4. Asset Management/Securities/Investment Banking Working Group
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AB has invested responsibly for many years. In 2011, we honed and formalized our approach by signing the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). The six PRI are voluntary and aspirational, offering possible actions for incorporating ESG issues into investment analysis, decisions and practices.
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 all six principles as we continue to advance our responsible investing efforts.
A comprehensive breakdown of corporate performance, data and reporting disclosures can be found by visiting our Corporate website.
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