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      Environmental, Social and Governance Investing

      Recent Insight: Let’s Give Credit to ESG
      How bond and equity investors should use ESG data differently. Read More
      Introduction: Avoid, Assess, Amplify, and Aim for Impact
      Jonathan Bailey, Head of ESG Investing at Neuberger Berman, provides an overview of our ESG legacy and ongoing commitment across our investment platform. Watch Now

      "As a firm, Neuberger Berman believes that material environmental, social and governance characteristics are an important driver of long-term investment returns from both an opportunity and a risk mitigation perspective.
      We also understand that for many of our clients the impact of their portfolio is an important consideration in conjunction with investment performance."

      Overview

      Collaboration

      We work with like-minded institutions to advance the integration of environmental, social and governance factors across markets.

      PRI

      Neuberger Berman has been a signatory of the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) since 2012. We actively contribute to the PRI’s work through collaborative engagements, working groups and initiatives. Most recently we have helped lead the PRI’s work to encourage the credit rating agencies to integrate ESG into credit ratings.

      www.unpri.org

      SASB Alliance

      Neuberger Berman is a founding member of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Alliance, which aims to help develop and maintain standards for public-company ESG disclosures using a rigorous process of evidence-based research and broad, balanced stakeholder participation. We use the SASB framework as the starting point for assessing material ESG factors across our investment platform.

      www.sasb.org/alliance

      US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment

      Neuberger Berman has been a member of U.S. SIF since 1989 and a supporter of its efforts to advance sustainable, responsible and impact investing across all asset classes. We are a long-time supporter of the US SIF’s biennial report on Sustainable and Responsible Investing Trends which tracks the growing pool of ESG investing assets.

      www.ussif.org

      CDP

      Neuberger Berman has been an Investor Member and Signatory of CDP since 2004 and supports CDP’s work running the leading global disclosure system for self-reported company environmental data. Most recently we have actively assisted the CDP in enhancing the methodology of their Water Disclosure and Forest Footprint Disclosure projects.

      www.cdp.net

      CECP SII

      Neuberger Berman has been a member of CECP for over a decade and shares their vision that corporations and their leaders can and should be a force for good in society. We currently sit on CECP’s Strategic Investor Initiative (SII) Advisory Board helping the SII’s work to create a forum where CEOs can present long-term plans to long-term investors.

      cecp.co

      Embankment Project

      Neuberger Berman is a founding participant in the Embankment Project for Inclusive Capitalism, an effort to change the way corporate value is measured and reported. We are working across the investment value chain to better understand, measure and compare the investments made by companies to advance inclusive capitalism and to create long term value for shareholders.

      www.inc-cap.com

      FAIRR

      Neuberger Berman is a member of the Farm Animal Investment Risk & Return network in support of FAIRR’s work to raise awareness of the material investment risks and opportunities connected with intensive livestock farming and poor animal welfare standards.

      www.fairr.org

      ICCR

      Neuberger Berman has been a member of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility since 1971 in support of their work engaging companies to promote more sustainable and just business practices. We believe ICCR’s work helps secure a better future for company employees, customers and shareholders and acts a powerful catalyst for social change.

      www.iccr.org

      Stewardship

      Our commitment to engagement and good governance extends across our investment platform. We are signatories and active supporters of stewardship codes across multiple geographies:

      U.S. Investor Stewardship Group
      Neuberger Berman is a signatory to the Investor Stewardship Group (ISG), a collective of some of the largest U.S.-based institutional investors and global asset managers, along with several of their international counterparts. The ISG was formed to bring all types of investors together to establish a framework of basic standards of investment stewardship and corporate governance for U.S. institutional investor and boardroom conduct. www.isgframework.org
      UK Stewardship Code
      Neuberger Berman subscribes to and is a signatory of the UK Stewardship Code published by FRC. We believe that good stewardship and responsible investment will provide our clients with better long term investment performance, thus enhancing the value that accrues to the ultimate beneficiary. www.frc.org.uk View Our Statement
      Japan Stewardship Code
      Neuberger Berman welcomed and accepted the Principles for Responsible Institutional Investors “Japan’s Stewardship Code” in 2011. We continue to support the work of the Japan FSA to promote sustainable growth through dialogue between investors and management. www.fsa.go.jp View Our Statement

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      This material is being issued on a limited basis through various global subsidiaries and affiliates of Neuberger Berman Group LLC. Please visit www.nb.com/disclosure-global-communications for the specific entities and jurisdictional limitations and restrictions.

      The “Neuberger Berman” name and logo are registered service marks of Neuberger Berman Group LLC.