Responsible Investing

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

Looking for purpose and profits?

Featured Content

Responsible investing is a personal journey—one we’re proud to support. Here are some of the strides we made as a firm in 2021.

Elon Musk’s strongly worded criticism of ESG investing deserves an equally forceful rebuttal.

Engagement allows us to assess, discuss and encourage better approaches to rapidly evolving ESG issues. Here’s how we stacked up last year.

Pursue Positive Change

Responsible investing has come a long way—and society seems better for it. Why should you care about responsible investing…and what’s the best approach? 

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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 Driven 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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Climate Science Collaboration

AB and Columbia University’s Earth Institute, home of the world-renowned Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, have collaborated to create a first-of-its-kind climate change and responsible investing curriculum, “Climate Science and Portfolio Risk.” Designed by AB investment professionals and top Lamont-Doherty research professors, it fills a major industry need for asset managers to dig deeper into the complex issues around climate change and its impact on economic and financial outcomes.

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Engagement is Part of Responsible Investing

When it’s done right, engagement can help promote important changes in corporate behavior and 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.

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 in real-time.


What does a commitment to responsible investing look like?

We pursue responsibility at all levels of the firm—from how we work and act to the solutions we deliver to clients.

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