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      Environmental, Social and Governance Investing

      Recent Insight: Total Portfolio Impact in Investment Management
      How different investment strategies across asset classes can contribute to the overall impact of a total portfolio. 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."


      ESG Capabilities

      Our investment teams discuss ESG integration across asset classes within the firm.

      Emerging Markets Equity with Conrad Saldanha
      U.S. Equities with Ingrid Dyott
      Municipal Fixed Income with James Lyman
      Investment Grade and Non-Investment Grade Fixed Income with Steve Flaherty and Chris Kocinski


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


      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.

      RI Transparency Report (pdf)


      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.


      United Nations Global Compact

      Neuberger Berman, a registered participant, is committed to making the United Nations Global Compact’s Ten Principles on human rights, labor standards, environmental protection, and anti-corruption part of the strategy, culture and day-to-day operations of our company.



      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.


      Global Impact Investing Network

      Neuberger Berman is a member of the Global Impact Investing Network, an organization dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing. We are involved in the institutional investor initiative and an active member to support the development of the impact investing industry.


      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.


      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.


      Impact Management Project

      Neuberger Berman is an Advisor for the Impact Management Project–a global, collaborative effort to adopt shared fundamentals for how we articulate, measure and manage impact. We are closely partnering on the practical implications for incorporating the framework across the investment platform and multi-asset class portfolios as well as reporting on social and environmental impact.


      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.



      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.



      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.


      Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures

      Neuberger Berman is a formal supporter of the recommendations of the Taskforce on Climate Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) because we believe that climate change is a material driver of investment risk and return across industries and asset classes.



      Neuberger Berman is a member of the Ceres network of investors and companies, who tackle the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses. We are involved in a range of collaborative initiatives, from the Climate Action 100+ campaign to engagement and proxy voting on individual shareholder resolutions.



      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

      Principles for Responsible Investment (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.

      Download RI Transparency Report

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