Environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors continue to impact the global credit markets. This year, our Credit Research and ESG Investing teams explored engagement issues labor relations, health and safety, climate change and long-term business strategy.

Global markets have faced a backdrop of enormous economic, health and social challenges over the last year. As a result, the rate of adoption and integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations by stakeholders is accelerating across the globe. It is critical for companies to incorporate ESG factors into their long-term business strategy, as failing to do so could affect the cost of capital over time. Navigating this dynamic environment can be challenging and Neuberger Berman seeks to partner with key stakeholders to help drive solutions, transparency and engagement.