Throughout the month of June, AllianceBernstein is celebrating PRIDE with corporate events, insightful panel discussions, and participation in Pride Parades across the country! AB’s Nashville office kicked off Pride by illuminating our sign in the Pride colors.
By Erin Bigley, CFA - Head, Fixed Income Responsible Investing
If building a sustainable bond portfolio sounds tidy and straightforward, it isn’t. The auto industry illustrates the difficulty of finding a perfectly sustainable private sector investment.
General Motors and Ford Motor have made significant commitments to building out their electric vehicle lines in recent years. Electric vehicles are responsible for about 65% less greenhouse gas emissions than gasoline-powered cars annually.1
May, 2022 was Mental Health Awareness Month and AB is proud to highlight the importance of mental health and wellness as we strive to support our employees all year long. This month, our firm announced our newest 2022 Well Ahead offerings providing employees with complimentary tools and resources, and Summer Wellness Days. At AB, we strongly encourage our colleagues to take time away from the office to focus on their well-being.
AB has teamed up with MSCI Inc. and Emerging Markets Investors Alliance (EMIA) to host the second annual APAC Emerging Markets ESG Conference on June 8-9. The conference features top investors, ESG experts, and Emerging Market corporates who will discuss topics dedicated to ESG issues in the APAC region. AB’s experts Ajai M.
Larry Bellinger: As impact investors, we certainly start with credit fundamental research. But in addition to that, we overlay this with specifically looking at bonds and how it transforms communities.
AllianceBernstein has created a comprehensive mental wellness program since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. The firm incorporates resources such as free access to the Calm app and Talkspace — added in 2020 for virtual counseling services — with designated wellness days and mental health training for some managers. Over 600 employees currently use Calm, including Livia Ramirez, chief operating officer for legal and compliance, and Allie Feiner, head of global technology and organizational development. Both women are also Mental Health First Aid leaders for the firm.
by Saskia Kort-Chick, Director of ESG Research and Engagement—Responsible Investing and Hope Sherwin, Head of Social Impact—Themis
Modern slavery is a lucrative business that can’t exist without the financial system. Yet the financial industry is largely ignorant of the problem. Asset managers have an important role to play in challenging poor practices that allow this social evil to persist.
AllianceBernstein is a proud partner of the Martha O'Bryan Center, an organization whose mission is to empower children, youth, and adults in poverty to transform their lives through work, education, employment, and fellowship. Most recently, AB made a third consecutive investment in support of expanding Martha O'Bryan's Postsecondary Success Program, which provides a network of support to ensure first-generation and low-income college students can achieve personal and professional goals.
This past month, AB’s senior leaders gathered in Nashville for an annual offsite meeting, and spent a day partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank to pack +2,200 weekend meals for Middle Tennessee children in need.
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