PURPOSE IN A PORTFOLIO
ENGAGEMENT IS PART OF INVESTING
When it’s done right, engagement can help promote important changes in corporate behavior and help enhance shareholder returns. Last year, AllianceBernstein (AB) analysts around the world met with companies more than 100 times on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues alone. We’ve used our voice to suggest that companies refresh an entrenched board, rein in overly generous compensation packages, and create environmentally and socially responsible supply chains. Here are some examples of AB’s engagement in action:
INNOVATIVE ESG RESEARCH
Third-party reports provide a helpful starting point for ESG analysis, but they’re not enough. That’s why we developed ESIGHT, a digital platform where all AB investment teams can access and add proprietary information about corporate ESG practices. With ESIGHT—our powerful proprietary research tool—real-time update posts from our own fixed-income and equity analysts and PMs offer both proprietary information and needed context.