5 episodes

On Purpose is a new Bernstein podcast focused on responsible investing and intentionally aligning your portfolio with your values. In each episode, the series’ host, Senior Investment Strategist and National Managing Director, Travis Allen, is joined by business, academic, and other leaders at the intersection of wealth building, profit, and making a difference. There is a lot to learn from companies and individuals that make concerns for the environment, society, and good corporate behavior central to their ethos and how they invest. Discover whether your portfolio has a higher calling.

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On Purpose is a new Bernstein podcast focused on responsible investing and intentionally aligning your portfolio with your values. In each episode, the series’ host, Senior Investment Strategist and National Managing Director, Travis Allen, is joined by business, academic, and other leaders at the intersection of wealth building, profit, and making a difference. There is a lot to learn from companies and individuals that make concerns for the environment, society, and good corporate behavior central to their ethos and how they invest. Discover whether your portfolio has a higher calling.

    Dr. Thea James—The Heartbeat of Boston Medical Center

    Dr. Thea James—The Heartbeat of Boston Medical Center

    Like the groundbreaking safety-net hospital she works for, Dr. Thea James is a dynamo. Among the many hats she wears, she serves as the vice president of mission and associate chief medical officer at Boston Medical Center. Eric Glass, Portfolio Manager for AB’s Fixed Income Impact Strategies shares a wide-ranging conversation with Dr. James touching on the hospital’s unconventional approach, measuring impact, and why charity alone is a bad business model.
    Note to All Readers: The information contained here reflects the views of AllianceBernstein L.P. or its affiliates and sources it believes are reliable as of the date of this podcast. AllianceBernstein L.P. makes no representations or warranties concerning the accuracy of any data. There is no guarantee that any projection, forecast or opinion in this material will be realized. Past performance does not guarantee future results. The views expressed here may change at any time after the date of this podcast. This podcast is for informational purposes only and does not constitute investment advice. AllianceBernstein L.P. does not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. It does not take an investor’s personal investment objectives or financial situation into account; investors should discuss their individual circumstances with appropriate professionals before making any decisions. This information should not be construed as sales or marketing material or an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of any financial instrument, product or service sponsored by AllianceBernstein or its affiliates.
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    © 2020 AllianceBernstein L.P.

    • 19 min
    Sustainable Solutions to Cities’ Greatest Needs

    Sustainable Solutions to Cities’ Greatest Needs

    Tough times are ahead for municipal bond issuers. But efforts to beat Covid-19 might spark the collective will to tackle other long-simmering environmental and social challenges. Will the virus become a crucible that ultimately encourages impact investing in our cities and municipalities? Eric Glass, Portfolio Manager for AB’s Fixed Income Impact Strategies joins Travis Allen to discuss the ways municipal bonds help create the foundation upon which local economies thrive.
    Note to All Readers: The information contained here reflects the views of AllianceBernstein L.P. or its affiliates and sources it believes are reliable as of the date of this podcast. AllianceBernstein L.P. makes no representations or warranties concerning the accuracy of any data. There is no guarantee that any projection, forecast or opinion in this material will be realized. Past performance does not guarantee future results. The views expressed here may change at any time after the date of this podcast. This podcast is for informational purposes only and does not constitute investment advice. AllianceBernstein L.P. does not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. It does not take an investor’s personal investment objectives or financial situation into account; investors should discuss their individual circumstances with appropriate professionals before making any decisions. This information should not be construed as sales or marketing material or an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of any financial instrument, product or service sponsored by AllianceBernstein or its affiliates.
    The [A/B] logo is a registered service mark of AllianceBernstein, and AllianceBernstein® is a registered service mark, used by permission of the owner, AllianceBernstein L.P.
    © 2020 AllianceBernstein L.P.

    • 15 min
    When Brands Face Pressure Around Social Purpose

    When Brands Face Pressure Around Social Purpose

    The national reckoning around racial injustice has caught many by surprise. But Laura Sutphen—a corporate social responsibility expert advising global brands—has been navigating the “pressure around purpose” for decades. She joins Beata Kirr to discuss best in class leaders, progress over perfection, and how you can separate “purpose lite” brands from those truly committed to promoting social change. For more on investing with purpose, visit https://bit.ly/purposeinaportfolio.
    Note to All Readers: The information contained here reflects the views of AllianceBernstein L.P. or its affiliates and sources it believes are reliable as of the date of this podcast. AllianceBernstein L.P. makes no representations or warranties concerning the accuracy of any data. There is no guarantee that any projection, forecast or opinion in this material will be realized. Past performance does not guarantee future results. The views expressed here may change at any time after the date of this podcast. This podcast is for informational purposes only and does not constitute investment advice. AllianceBernstein L.P. does not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. It does not take an investor’s personal investment objectives or financial situation into account; investors should discuss their individual circumstances with appropriate professionals before making any decisions. This information should not be construed as sales or marketing material or an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of any financial instrument, product or service sponsored by AllianceBernstein or its affiliates.
    The [A/B] logo is a registered service mark of AllianceBernstein, and AllianceBernstein® is a registered service mark, used by permission of the owner, AllianceBernstein L.P.
    © 2020 AllianceBernstein L.P.

    • 31 min
    Wake Up Call for Responsible Investing

    Wake Up Call for Responsible Investing

    The nation’s turmoil appears to be galvanizing responsible investors in previously unimaginable ways. The crisis is exposing society’s vulnerabilities, but also revealing the resiliency—and value—of companies displaying stronger, responsible behavior. Host Travis Allen asks investment professionals Valerie Grant and Dan Roarty to highlight the firms leading with a human-first approach and explore whether it will confer a competitive advantage over time. Amid the upheaval, they also find some silver linings that may hint at bright spots as we emerge on the other side. For further insights, visit Purpose in a Portfolio.
    Note to All Readers: The information contained here reflects the views of AllianceBernstein L.P. or its affiliates and sources it believes are reliable as of the date of this podcast. AllianceBernstein L.P. makes no representations or warranties concerning the accuracy of any data. There is no guarantee that any projection, forecast or opinion in this material will be realized. Past performance does not guarantee future results. The views expressed here may change at any time after the date of this podcast. This podcast is for informational purposes only and does not constitute investment advice. AllianceBernstein L.P. does not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. It does not take an investor’s personal investment objectives or financial situation into account; investors should discuss their individual circumstances with appropriate professionals before making any decisions. This information should not be construed as sales or marketing material or an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of any financial instrument, product or service sponsored by AllianceBernstein or its affiliates.
    The [A/B] logo is a registered service mark of AllianceBernstein, and AllianceBernstein® is a registered service mark, used by permission of the owner, AllianceBernstein L.P.
    © 2020 AllianceBernstein L.P.
     
     

    • 25 min
    Responsible Investors, Time to Stand Up and Be Counted

    Responsible Investors, Time to Stand Up and Be Counted

    Responsible investing is having a moment. But things seem different this time. Instead of kicking the tires, many investors appear ready for a headlong plunge. Spurred by the pandemic and protests against racial injustice and systemic inequity, there’s an increasing willingness to take a long-term stand—rather than wait on the sidelines for others to do the work. In our launch episode of On Purpose, host Travis Allen and his colleague Michelle Dunstan, Global Head of Responsible Investing at AB, discuss moving past preconceptions, the proliferation of approaches, and why we may be on the cusp of lasting change. For further insights, visit Purpose in a Portfolio

    • 16 min

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