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September 23, 2022
Managing the Risks of a Low-Carbon Portfolio
We recognize that much of the world still runs on fossil fuel. However, we firmly believe investors can construct portfolios that substantially reduce their carbon footprints while retaining exposure to all sectors—including energy.
Disruptive Forces in Investing Podcast
September 13, 2022
Inside the Psyche of the Connected Consumer
(19:35) As generational populations shift, what is going on in the psyche of today's digitally native consumer?
Disruptive Forces in Investing Podcast
August 30, 2022
How the Space Economy Is Achieving Liftoff
(17:04) As we take off further into the Space Age, we explore the growth potential and opportunity set within this quickly evolving sector.
Disruptive Forces in Investing Podcast
August 17, 2022
SDGs: A Framework for Investing
(28:35) How can investors utilize the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals as an informative framework to achieve better investment outcomes?
June 27, 2022
NB Votes: Kei Okamura on Amada Co. Ltd.
Neuberger Berman expects company management to allocate capital to maximize long-term risk adjusted shareholder value. Learn more from Portfolio Manager, Kei Okamura, about our views on Amada at NB Votes.
Disruptive Forces in Investing Podcast
June 14, 2022
The Paradigm of Purpose and Profit
(18:26) How can companies respond to ESG issues in a way that goes beyond ticking-the-box exercises to capitalizing on these megatrends?
June 10, 2022
NB Votes: Marvin Schwartz on General Motors Company
Neuberger Berman expects compensation committees to design, adopt and clearly articulate a strong link between executive compensation and performance. Learn more from Senior Portfolio Manager, Marvin Schwartz, about our views on General Motors at NB Votes.
May 31, 2022
NB Votes: Jason Tauber on Netflix
Neuberger Berman supports management proposals to declassify the board, eliminate supermajority voting requirements, and provide shareholders the right to call special meetings at Netflix Inc. Portfolio Manager, Jason Tauber, shares his insights on the proposals in further detail.
White Paper
May 03, 2022
Integrating Climate Risk Into Strategic Asset Allocation
Is your strategic asset allocation process missing climate risks—and foregoing climate opportunities?
Disruptive Forces in Investing Podcast
May 03, 2022
How to Keep Energy Going and Going…
(21:20) Energy markets have been dealing with the implications of ongoing inflation, ESG and geopolitical factors that have changed the investment landscape globally, so what’s next for the sector?
Strategy Insights
April 22, 2022
Electrification: Paving the Road to Emissions Reduction
As investors focused on long-term sustainability, we have long focused on emissions, energy efficiency as well as long-term opportunities and threats in business models as it relates to their sustainability and competitiveness over the long run.
April 21, 2022
Why Passive ESG Fails to Deliver
There’s no substitute for nuanced analysis and judgment in ESG investing.
Disruptive Forces in Investing Podcast
March 08, 2022
Commodities: An Inflation Hedge for All Seasons?
(24:55) The inflation we’re seeing today is unlike what we have seen in 40 years. Thus commodities have become top of mind as a traditional inflation hedge. But what other factors come into play in asset allocation?
White Paper
February 15, 2022
Emerging Sovereigns and Sustainability
Global sustainability cannot be achieved without sustainability in the world’s poorer countries—so how can we address the challenges of sustainable investing in emerging markets sovereigns?
Disruptive Forces in Investing Podcast
February 01, 2022
The Weakest Links in the Global Supply Chain: Part II
(19:53) As we continue our conversations around the current global supply chain crisis, we evaluate what companies with production overseas are doing about meeting consumer demands and more.
Disruptive Forces in Investing Podcast
December 28, 2021
Emission Impossible? Navigating Climate Action and Regulation
(20:41) At COP26, the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, many promises were made. Now investors are closely watching governments and companies to see how they take concrete action.
White Paper
December 08, 2021
Japan’s Coming Wave of Reform
Regulatory changes in Japan could accelerate change on governance, capital efficiency and sustainability.
November 23, 2021
Global Corporate Credit ESG Engagement Report
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.
November 19, 2021
COP-Out or COP Half Full?
While there was no “Eureka!” moment, COP26 delivered some important symbolic gestures and substantial progress.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
October 31, 2021
COP26: The Heat Is On
Why COP26 is arguably the most critical global summit in a generation—for investors, as well as for the climate.
Disruptive Forces in Investing Podcast
October 20, 2021
ESG: From Evolution to Revolution
(15:30) With regulatory frameworks changing for ESG investing, what might investors want to keep in mind as they develop sustainable portfolios?
October 13, 2021
NB Votes in the 2021 Proxy Season
During an important time, we made our voice heard.
Disruptive Forces in Investing Podcast
September 21, 2021
CAT Bonds: Finding Reassurance in Reinsurance
(20:12) With flooding, wildfires and hurricanes continuing to wreak havoc around the globe, how might investors want to consider these natural catastrophe risks within their portfolios?
Disruptive Forces in Investing Podcast
September 07, 2021
Turning a New Leaf in Chinese Investing
(19:21) With changes to Chinese regulatory policy, many investors have started to pull away their investments in China. Putting the pandemic and geopolitical tensions aside, could these investors perhaps be leaving potential opportunities behind as a result?
Strategy Insights
September 03, 2021
ESG and Shareholder Value: Why Link Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) Metrics to Executive Compensation?
With mounting evidence pointing to the materiality of ESG issues and potential ties to financial performance, we have seen investors asking for more companies to incorporate relevant and material sustainability / ESG metrics into their executive compensation plans.
Disruptive Forces in Investing Podcast
August 24, 2021
Thinking Big When It Comes to Small Caps
(15:57) With the rise of meme stocks making headlines earlier this year, what other investment tools might be available to new and seasoned investors alike when it comes to investing in small caps?
White Paper
August 04, 2021
Durable, Sustainable, Adaptable: Identifying Potential “Transition Winners”
In the modern economy, we believe the best long-term prospects belong to companies that have a durable competitive position, do little to no harm to society or the environment, and can adapt to change.
July 27, 2021
Developing a Roadmap for ESG Performance
Neuberger Berman’s Engagement Series presents insights and case studies on our dialogue with companies, government entities and other securities issuers.
July 06, 2021
The Great Reset: Rethinking Sustainability
In the second of our conversations about the post-pandemic landscape, we spoke with a power utility and an industrial gases company about climate-related risks and opportunities.
Disruptive Forces in Investing Podcast
June 29, 2021
The Electrification of Mobility
(21:53) Vehicle and machinery electrification have increased in popularity, now more than ever. So what are global vehicle manufacturers doing to meet consumer demand?
June 21, 2021
The Great Reset: Rethinking Globalization
In the first of our conversations about the post-pandemic landscape, Erik Knutzen spoke with economist Nancy Lazar about the future of globalization.
May 17, 2021
Integrating SASB Standards into Japan Equity Investing
(1:15) Kei Okamura, Director of Japan Investment Stewardship, shares his contribution to Sustainability Accounting Standards Board’s ESG Integration Insights.
Strategy Insights
April 30, 2021
How Sustainable Are Your Proteins?
Trends around health and wellness and a growing sense of climate change concerns have given rise to the growing acceptance of a flexitarian diet.
April 28, 2021
Hedge Fund Perspectives
We explore hedge fund strategies with structural appeal in a complex market environment.
White Paper
April 23, 2021
Transitioning to Net-Zero Investing
Support for the goal of net-zero emissions gained strong momentum during 2020. What does this imply for market participants, and what initial steps can asset owners and managers take on this daunting path?
Investment Quarterly
April 21, 2021
Engagement 360°
For active managers, engagement on environmental, social and governance matters should be constant and multipronged.
April 19, 2021
George Walker on CNBC: Taking a Stand with NB Votes
(7:55) George Walker, Chairman and CEO of Neuberger Berman, discusses Neuberger Berman’s advance proxy voting disclosure initiative, NB Votes, on CNBC.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
April 18, 2021
NB Votes: Increasing the Impact of our Proxies
For the new proxy season, we have expanded our advance voting disclosure initiative across issues and geographies.
Disruptive Forces in Investing Podcast
April 06, 2021
Striving for a Net-Zero Investment Climate
(20:45) Climate change and achieving net-zero carbon emissions are at the forefront of global policy issues today, but how can investors make an impact when it comes to their portfolios?
Disruptive Forces in Investing Podcast
February 09, 2021
How to Sustain Sustainability
(14:50) With sustainable investment approaches getting more popular across the globe, we explore the aspects of what may be allowing corporations to be successful as the world tries to reduce its carbon footprint.
Strategy Insights
December 22, 2020
2020 Wrap-Up: ESG in Focus
We round off the year with optimism for life beyond the pandemic, but also a laser focus on the ESG issues the pandemic has further zoomed in on.
Strategy Insights
December 18, 2020
NB ESG Quotient: Broad Perspective and Granular Insights From Proprietary ESG Ratings
Our ratings consider potentially material impacts at both company and portfolio levels.
Systematically Speaking
November 25, 2020
A Sustainable Option
The launch of S&P 500 ESG Index options marks a step forward for both ESG investing and the options market.
Strategy Insights
November 24, 2020
The Path to Carbon Reduction
As investors that take climate change leadership into consideration, we often ask ourselves, how robust and meaningful are these goals and how do a company’s climate and business goals align?
Article Reprint
October 22, 2020
ESG More Than Just a Branding Exercise in ILS
Published by Artemis, this recent article featuring Jennifer Signori, Principal and Senior Vice President, ESG and Impact Investing at Neuberger Berman, discusses the importance of ESG factors when it comes to Insurance-linked Securities (ILS).
CIO Weekly Perspectives
October 18, 2020
Degrees of Risk
Recognition as a PRI Leader on climate reporting will help us raise awareness of the importance of “Climate Value-at-Risk.”
Strategy Insights
October 16, 2020
Materiality Matters
How Environmental, Social and Governance Issues Inform Long-term Growth and Sustainability of Companies
Investment Quarterly
October 14, 2020
Learning From the COVID-19 Crisis
Some thought that environmental, social and governance trends would take a step back in the pandemic, but we believe the opposite has occurred.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
September 20, 2020
Japan’s new prime minister could boost fiscal and growth strategies to secure his position ahead of the next general election, with a focus on digitalization and deregulation.
Disruptive Forces in Investing Podcast
July 28, 2020
Engagement at Its Core: Inside the Advance Proxy Voting Initiative
(17:01) As we have concluded this year’s inaugural advanced proxy vote disclosure initiative, we highlight the importance of advanced vote disclosure, how engagement with portfolio companies is at the core of the investment process and what lies ahead for the next proxy voting season.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
July 12, 2020
Engaging Japan’s Hidden Gems
How a more personal investment approach could help uncover Japan’s small- and mid-cap “hidden gems.”
July 07, 2020
ESG in Private Markets: Investing for the Long Term
A glimpse into the future of ESG investing in the private markets.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
June 07, 2020
The Economy Is Society
As investors and fiduciaries, we have a responsibility to acknowledge the unsustainability of gross inequality.
June 05, 2020
Neuberger Berman Fixed Income: Company Leadership during COVID-19
Assessing Company Leadership during COVID-19 with Active ESG Engagement
Strategy Insights
June 05, 2020
Gender Diversity Impact: Assessing Gender Diversity Impact at the Portfolio Level
Advancing women’s equality in the workplace could boost global GDP by $12 trillion by 2025.
Expert Update
April 21, 2020
Advance Vote Disclosure
(2:18) Jonathan Bailey, Head of ESG Investing at Neuberger Berman, introduces our advance vote disclosure initiative, Neuberger Berman’s commitment to releasing our voting intentions on over 25 proxy votes this proxy season.
April 15, 2020
Using Our Voice in Value Investing
Constructive relationships and a long-term perspective can open doors when engaging with companies and other shareholders.
Article Reprint
April 11, 2020
Neuberger Votes Against Lennar Management in First Vote of New Proxy Initiative
Starting on April 3rd, as part of a new Neuberger Berman initiative, NB25+, we began to publish our vote intentions in advance for key votes. We have committed to do so for at least 25 votes this proxy season.
Portfolio Manager Update
March 26, 2020
Sustainable Equity Investing in An Uncertain Market
(4:47) Ingrid Dyott, Neuberger Berman Sustainable Equity Portfolio Manager, discusses recent government efforts to stimulate the economy and how sustainable companies are faring in the current market environment.
Expert Update
March 25, 2020
The Significance of ESG Integration
(11:54) Jonathan Bailey, Head of ESG Investing at Neuberger Berman, looks at how companies are responding in the crisis and the significance of sound ESG policies in today’s markets and going forward.
Strategy Insights
March 03, 2020
Company Leadership During COVID-19: An ESG Lens
The Sustainable Equity team focuses on investing in high quality companies at attractive valuations; many of these businesses are at the forefront of meeting unmet sustainability challenges globally.
February 21, 2020
ESG in Private Equity
(7:43) Maura Reilly Kennedy, Managing Director, NB Private Equity, and Jennifer Signori, Senior Vice President, ESG and Impact Investing, discuss how private equity managers have evolved when it comes to integrating ESG practices into their businesses.
Article Reprint
February 07, 2020
Neuberger Berman First U.S. Asset Manager to Ink ESG-Linked Loan
A recent article published by Bloomberg highlights Neuberger Berman as the first North American financial services firm to sign a sustainability-linked loan which will be benchmarked annually against key ESG metrics.
Disruptive Forces in Investing Podcast
January 28, 2020
The Reality of Retail: Apocalypse or Renaissance?
(20:37) The retail landscape has undergone a transformation as changing consumer preferences and technological advances disrupt the sector.
Investment Quarterly
January 09, 2020
Why WeWork Didn’t
The rental company’s IPO debacle highlights the importance of fundamental research and corporate governance.
Strategy Insights
December 18, 2019
Commitment on Climate
Our Sustainable Equity team explores a recent engagement on measurement of carbon emissions.
Disruptive Forces in Investing Podcast
November 12, 2019
Human Capital Management & Investment Decision-Making
(10:57) Investors are increasingly interested in how companies are managing their workforce to drive growth and profitability over the long-term.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
October 27, 2019
Mercury Too High, Rates Too Low
At the World Bank and IMF annual meetings, two concerns dominated: climate change and negative interest rates.
September 30, 2019
Engagement, Municipal Style
Working with municipal bond issuers is a subtle art, and has more potential in some areas than others.
Disruptive Forces in Investing Podcast
September 17, 2019
Impact Investing: A Shifting Mindset Across Public and Private Markets
(13:16) Impact investing has come to the forefront as investors have increased interest in understanding the social and environmental impact of their portfolio alongside investment performance.
September 05, 2019
Total Portfolio Impact in Investment Management
How different investment strategies across asset classes can contribute to the overall impact of a total portfolio.
Disruptive Forces in Investing Podcast
July 23, 2019
Climate Change: A Growing Investment Consideration
(21:09) Companies must adapt as investors increasingly incorporate climate change considerations into their portfolios to achieve sustainable returns and avoid risk.
July 10, 2019
Engaging Fixed Income Issuers on ESG Topics
Jonathan Bailey, Head of ESG Investing, sits down with members of our Developed Market Corporate Credit team to discuss why they believe that ESG factors have a meaningful impact on credit quality and therefore are an important component of their credit research process.
May 17, 2019
What Active Engagement Looks Like
The Ashland proxy dispute displayed the power of an owner’s long-term perspective and commitment.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
April 28, 2019
Earning Sustainable Gains
Human tragedy, financial damage, regulatory tightening and people power are driving ESG up the agenda.
Article Reprint
March 28, 2019
Beware of Box-Checking in Sustainable Investing
On March 27, Bloomberg Environment published an article, written by George Walker, CEO and Jonathan Bailey, Head of ESG Investing, which addresses the EU vote on requiring institutional investors to declare whether they consider sustainability objectives in their process.
White Paper
January 18, 2019
ESG for EMD: Toward Best Practice
A serious approach to ESG in emerging markets is increasingly a proprietary approach.
White Paper
January 11, 2019
ESG Investing: An Active Approach to Long-Term Value Creation
At Neuberger Berman, we believe active management is a demonstrably better approach for investors seeking ESG integration in their investment portfolios.
December 19, 2018
ESG Investing in ‘Dirty’ Industries: Materiality and the Chemicals Industry
In sectors often thought of as ‘dirty,’ material ESG factors can assist in identifying sustainability and innovation.
December 04, 2018
Voting the Votes: Materiality and Shareholder Proposals One Year On
A commitment to integrating SASB guidance on materiality into our evaluation of the proxy votes.
November 15, 2018
Neuberger Berman's Response to the SEC Proxy Voting Roundtable
Neuberger Berman executes proxy votes to protect the long-term interests of clients.
November 01, 2018
Conversations With… Ingrid Dyott
Delivering environmental and social impact alongside investment performance for 20+ years, sustainability pioneer Ingrid Dyott describes an unwavering investment discipline tailored to evolving ESG expectations.
White Paper
October 09, 2018
ESG Fixed Income Engagement Report
Our engagement process, key themes and observations, data summarizing our engagement activities and relevant case studies.
White Paper
September 06, 2018
The Dissolving Divides that Will Shape the Post-Crisis Investment Era
In ten years, what are the forces that would still be driving the investment world, and what would have been dismissed as mere noise?
CIO Weekly Perspectives
July 22, 2018
Principled Investing
How the Principles for Responsible Investment foster coordination and innovation in ESG.
July 18, 2018
Investment Insights: ESG That Spans Portfolios
It’s increasingly feasible to measure and manage the “impact” of investments across asset classes—whether in seeking to improve financial performance or to encourage change.
July 12, 2018
Incorporating ESG into EMD Fundamentals
Gorky Urquieta, Co-Head of Emerging Markets Debt, speaks with Jonathan Bailey, Head of ESG Investing, on how our ESG framework provides insight into making key investment decisions.
May 24, 2018
Interview: Investing for Returns Can Support Sustainable Development
Can investing for market-rate returns contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals?
May 24, 2018
ESG: What Institutional Investors Are Saying About Sustainable Investing
At a Neuberger Berman conference, institutional investors discussed current trends in ESG investing.
March 28, 2018
ESG Engagement for Fixed Income Investors: Managing Risks, Enhancing Returns
Chris Kocinski, Director of Non-Investment Grade Credit Research, joined a panel of leading institutions at the PRI’s Responsible Investment in Fixed Income conference in San Francisco to share his perspective on how fixed income investors can effectively engage with issuers, as well as his outlook for the evolution of ESG integration in non-investment grade credit.
March 14, 2018
Applying ESG Principles to the Fixed Income Research Process
Steve Flaherty, Head of Research-Investment Grade Credit, and Chris Kocinski, Head of Non-Investment Grade Credit, sit with Jonathan Bailey, Head of ESG Investing, to discuss how all components of ESG are vital to the research and investment process.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
March 11, 2018
Engagement and Judgment Matter
Why we think bottom-up active managers are better positioned to hold companies accountable.
February 27, 2018
Non-Investment Grade Credit: Engaging in ESG
Credit investors can influence change through ESG engagement.
Strategy Insights
January 10, 2018
Climate Change: Assessing Impact at the Portfolio Level
It is widely acknowledged that climate change will have a broad range of impacts on economies and financial markets over the coming decades.
January 02, 2018
From Talking the Talk to Voting the Votes
Integrating the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board into proxy voting guidelines.
December 19, 2017
Rating the Raters on ESG
What credit rating agencies should be doing to better integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into credit rating assessments.
December 06, 2017
The ESG Roadmap in Emerging Markets Equity
Conrad Saldanha, Senior Portfolio Manager, speaks with Jonathan Bailey, Head of ESG Investing, on incorporating ESG principles into the present and future companies in which we invest.
December 06, 2017
Using the ESG Impact Approach in Municipal Fixed Income
Jonathan Bailey, Head of ESG Investing, speaks with James Lyman, Director of Research—Municipal Fixed Income on how ESG is embedded into the investment research process.