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AB Concentrated Growth Advisor WPSGX Sustainability

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Sustainability Analysis

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Sustainable Summary

AB Concentrated Growth Fund has several promising attributes that may appeal to sustainability-focused investors.

This fund lands in the 10% of strategies with the lowest ESG risk in the US Equity Large Cap Growth category, earning it the highest Morningstar Sustainability Rating of 5 globes. ESG risk provides investors with a signal that reflects to what degree their investments are exposed to risks related to material ESG issues, such as climate change and inequalities, that are not sufficiently managed. ESG risk differs from impact, which is about seeking positive environmental and social outcomes.

One key area of strength for AB Concentrated Growth Fund is its low Morningstar Portfolio Carbon Risk Score of 4.34 and very low fossil fuel exposure over the past 12 months, which earns it the Morningstar Low Carbon Designation. The fund is therefore well positioned to transition to a low-carbon economy. Currently, the fund's involvement in fossil fuels is negligible, and compares favorably with 3.37% for its average peer.

One potential issue for a sustainability-focused investor is that AB Concentrated Growth Fund doesn’t have an ESG-focused mandate. Funds with an ESG-focused mandate are more likely to align with the expectations of an investor who cares about sustainability issues. The fund has relatively high exposure (9.36%) to companies with high or severe controversies. From bribery and corruption to workplace discrimination and environmental incidents, controversies are incidents that may negatively affect stakeholders, the environment, or the company’s operations.

ESG Commitment Level Asset Manager

An ESG Commitment Level Asset Manager rating is not assigned to this investment.

Morningstar analysts award an ESG Commitment Level Asset Manager ratings to investments that also receive Morningstar Analyst Ratings. Not all investments currently have Asset Manager rating. Morningstar is expanding its coverage, prioritizing investments that are most relevant to investors.