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On September 21, 2023, AllianceBernstein was awarded Best Sustainable Investment Education Initiative at the Investment Week Sustainable Investment Awards 2023 for the Anti-Slavery Digital Learning tool created by Themis and supported by AllianceBernstein, the UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, Unseen UK and RedCompass Labs RedFlag Accelerator. These awards honor fund & service providers, research teams, and individuals in the field of sustainable investing.
The “Anti-Slavery Digital Learning for the Financial Services Industry” training course is available to 70,000 UK financial institutions as a free resource and is accredited by the London Institute of Banking & Finance.
At AllianceBernstein, we believe that training is important to reducing modern slavery risk: people should be aware of what modern slavery is, how they can identify it and how to escalate it with an eye toward reducing it and, eventually, eliminating it.
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Learn more about AB’s approach to responsibility here.
AllianceBernstein (AB) is a leading global investment management firm that offers high-quality research and diversified investment services to institutional investors, individuals, and private wealth clients in major world markets. We believe corporate responsibility, responsible investing and stewardship are intertwined. To be effective stewards of our clients’ assets, we strive to invest responsibly—assessing, engaging on and integrating material issues, including environmental, social and governance (ESG), and climate change considerations in most of our actively managed strategies. We also believe that strive to hold ourselves as a firm to similar practices that we ask of issues. Our stewardship practices, investment strategy and decision-making are guided by our purpose, mission and values.
Our purpose—pursue insight that unlocks opportunity—inspires our firm to act responsibly. While opportunity means something different to each of our stakeholders; it always means considering the unique goals of each stakeholder. AB’s mission is to help our clients define and achieve their investment goals, explicitly stating what we do to unlock opportunity for our clients. We became a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) in 2011. This began our journey to formalize our commitment to identify responsible ways to unlock opportunities for our clients through integrating material ESG factors throughout most of our actively managed equity and fixed-income client accounts, funds and strategies. AB also engages issuers where it believes the engagement is in the best financial interest of its clients.
Because we are an active manager, our differentiated insights drive our ability to deliver alpha and design innovative investment solutions. ESG and climate issues are important elements in forming insights and in presenting potential risks and opportunities that can have an effect on the performance of the companies and issuers that we invest in and the portfolios that we build.
Our values provide a framework for the behaviors and actions that deliver on our purpose and mission. Values align our actions. Each value emerges from the firm’s collective character—yet is also aspirational.
As of September 30, 2023, AB had $669B in assets under management, $458B of which were ESG-integrated. Additional information about AB may be found on our website, www.alliancebernstein.com.
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