AB is a partner of the Climate Bond Initiative (CBI). Early in 2018, AB hosted the first in a series of four global CBI-sponsored Green Bond Boot Camps in our New York office. AB was the only U- based host in the series (other location events were scheduled in Sydney, Copenhagen and Paris). The CBI’s Green Bond Boot Camp was an immersive learning experience for finance sector professionals who wished to be part of the growing green bond market. The two-day event encompassed five learning modules as well as green bond case studies and stories from market professionals to provide a valuable starting point for new market participants. The objective of the Camp was to help prepare the growing number of new and ambitious green bond market participants to play a role in scaling up financing of low carbon, climate resilient assets and infrastructure. In addition to AB hosting the event, members of AB’s Responsible Investment Committee, portfolio managers and analysts provided perspective on managing and trading green bonds during training sessions. AB also supports the CBI via our annual fees.