Issuers are facing an increasingly high bar in relation to environmental, social and governance standards. Our recent panel discussion provided ideas on setting goals and working toward achieving them.

Neuberger Berman’s Non-Investment Grade Credit team, in conjunction with the firm’s ESG Investing team, recently conducted its fifth annual roundtable discussion with issuers, highlighting key trends in sustainability-related disclosure and practices, explaining our approach to ESG integration, and offering investor perspectives and paths forward for issuers. A key message for attendees, representing over $56 billion in non-investment grade issuance across multiple sectors, is that sustainability momentum continues to grow, requiring proactive steps to stay ahead of the regulatory and commercial curve associated with such considerations.