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Global and European Sustainable Equity Strategies

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Sustainability and ESG

Seeking Sustainable Leaders: A World in Transition
We believe that that impetus toward net zero commitments is growing. COP26 delivered some important symbolic gestures and we see critical mass in corporate net-zero pledges and plans. As such, it will become increasingly imprudent in our view to ignore climate and climate policy risks in portfolios.

Furthermore, rapid societal and technological change is driving a corporate evolution, creating some powerful investment themes.

We believe that the companies that are best placed to benefit from this disruption are quality businesses where sustainability reinforces competitive advantage.

Our global and European sustainable equity strategies offer investors a concentrated, risk controlled portfolio where sustainability, a value chain lens and engagement are core to the approach.
A New, Leading Team with Strong Track Record1
Our focused, expert, 7-strong team of investment professionals joined in November last year. The team brings with them a wealth of expertise, with an average of 20 years’ experience and Citywire AAA-ratings for each of our three Portfolio Managers. The team have managed over $10bn across the two strategies over roughly 16 years.
Citywire AA ESG Winner 2022
SUSTAINABLE INVESTING AT NEUBERGER BERMAN
The team complements Neuberger Berman’s commitment to developing and pursuing ESG goals. As an active manager, we have a long-standing belief that ESG factors are an important driver of investment returns.

We are a member of the PRI 2020 Leaders’ Group, awarded to only 20 of 2,100+ PRI investment manager signatories. We also achieved A+ scores for our ESG approach by the UN PRI.2.

Member of the PRI - 2020 Leaders' Group

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A+ scores for our ESG approach by the UN PRI

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VIDEO SERIES
Introducing the team and our strategies
Our new capability enables us to offer investors a top-performing investment solution with a strong sustainable focus. In these short videos, we hear from the team, and learn more about their sustainable approach to global and European equity investing.
An introduction to Neuberger Berman's Global Sustainable Equities Team
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In this brief video, Joe Amato, Equities CIO and President, introduces Neuberger Berman's Global Sustainable Equities Team while the team discuss their investment philosophy and approach.

Sustainable Equity Investing
Head of ESG Investing, Jonathan Bailey, talks through ESG investing at Neuberger Berman, and our Global Sustainable Equities Team outline the approach they adopt to identifying sustainable leaders.
Neuberger Berman's Sustainable Equity Strategies
The Team offer an overview of their approach and the recently launched global and European sustainable equity strategies.
OUR PHILOSOPHY
Societal and technological change drives corporate change. Rapid societal and technological change is driving corporate evolution and disruption.
We are seeking to identify the winners from these transitions. We believe that those companies that capitalise on change and have sustainability central to their business models can offer compelling investment opportunities with potential to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns.
Corporate Change  Corporate Change 
We are seeking to identify the winners from these transitions. We believe that those companies that capitalise on change and have sustainability central to their business models can offer compelling investment opportunities with potential to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns.
SEEK TO BUILD A SUSTAINABLE, FUTURE-PROOF PORTFOLO
Focus on identifying business models where sustainability reinforces competitive advantage
We use a value chain lens to construct a sustainable, future-proof portfolio. We focus on companies that:
Windmill  Windmill 
AT A GLANCE
Key features of the fund
Key features of the strategies Global, best ideas portfolio of 40-60 quality holdingsRisk-controlled portfolio, with high active share (>75%)Sustainability, value chain lens and engagement key to approachExperienced, industry-leading investment team, supported by broader NB research platformStrong performing team with a distinctive investment process
Related Funds
Global Sustainable Equity Fund
Our latest fund.
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Seeks to invest in hard currency emerging market fixed income opportunities with a strong sustainability profile
An actively managed portfolio of global high yield securities that meet sustainable investment criteria, with an emphasis on active engagement with every issuer.
An Asian high yield credit portfolio investing in high quality companies with a strong sustainability profile and reduced carbon footprint
A concentrated portfolio of smaller and medium-sized Japanese companies with potential for growth, aiming to create value through rigorous engagement activities.
INSIGHTS
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.
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Conversations with…Hendrik-Jan Boer
How should investors identify the most promising global companies now that information technology and intangible capital drives the development and disruption of so much of the modern economy?
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Don’t Mistake Growth for Quality
As investors adjust for a potential style rotation, we urge them not to abandon their portfolios’ “quality compounders” and “transition winners.”
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How to Sustain Sustainability
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.
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Our Team
Hendrik-Jan Boer
Senior Portfolio Manager
Managing Director
Alex Zuiderwijk
Senior Portfolio Manager
Managing Director
Jeroen Brand
Senior Portfolio Manager
Managing Director
Camiel Mulders
Senior Research Analyst

Key Risks


Counterparty Risk: The risk that a counterparty will not fulfil its payment obligation for a trade, contract or other transaction, on the due date.

Currency Risk: Investments in a currency other than the base currency of the portfolio are exposed to currency risk. Fluctuations in exchange rates may affect the return on investment. If the currency of the portfolio is different from your local currency, then you should be aware that due to exchange rate fluctuations the performance may increase or decrease if converted into your local currency.

Liquidity Risk: The risk that the portfolio may be unable to sell an investment readily at its fair market value.

Market Risk: The risk of a change in the value of a position as a result of underlying market factors, including among other things, the overall performance of companies and the market perception of the global economy.

Operational Risk: The risk of direct or indirect loss resulting from inadequate or failed processes, people and systems including those relating to the safekeeping of assets or from external events.

Sustainable Risk: The strategy may focus on investments in companies that relate to certain sustainable development themes and demonstrate adherence to environmental, social and corporate governance practices. This may mean the universe of securities from which the strategy can invest in may be smaller than that of other strategies and may underperform the market as a result.