Responsible Investing

You don’t have to choose between profits and purpose. With responsible investing, you can pursue both.

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Issues like water scarcity and lack of access to quality healthcare are felt most intensely at the local level. That makes it incumbent on municipal bond issuers to lead the response.

Can you invest trust assets in a fund that seeks both financial and nonfinancial goals without violating your fiduciary duties? That’s the question we set out to answer in our first long-form research piece in 10 years.

From biodiversity and blended finance to a just transition and the cost of drugs, we preview the key ESG issues we’re targeting through research.

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Getting Started

Whether you are an individual investor, the manager of an endowment, or a member of an investment committee seeking to steward the resources of a nonprofit organization, there are several fundamental questions and issues to consider as you look to implement responsible investing in your portfolio.

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Purpose Focused Investing

There is growing demand for responsible investing strategies that align with environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals. We can help you build a portfolio that contemplates societal outcomes, as well as focusing​ on risk and return.

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Learn how responsible investing can make a difference. 

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Hear directly from experts on purpose-driven investing topics.

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Browse the gallery and navigate responsible investing nuances.

Climate Science Collaboration

AB and Columbia kicked off the second iteration of its climate change curriculum in 2023, focusing on the latest physical changes observed in the global climate by the scientific and academic community. These changes shape research and forecasts for the global weather phenomena and hydrological cycles, which underpin economics, business, and society. Columbia scientists, in turn, learn more about the investment process, helping them deliver more useful information to companies, communities and governments.

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Engagement is Part of Responsible Investing

As active investors, engagement is important to our process. These connections allow us to assess, discuss and encourage better business practices and approaches to address rapidly evolving material ESG issues. We believe that engagement can drive better research and better outcomes for our clients

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 AB investment teams can access and add proprietary information about corporate ESG practices in real-time.

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What does one approach to responsibility look like?

We pursue responsibility throughout the firm—from how we work and act to the solutions we deliver to clients.

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