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ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL AND GOVERNANCE INVESTING

ESG Philosophy

Our ESG Evolution
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“Getting to a more sustainable world requires the judgement to make complex decisions about where to allocate precious long-term capital. Our clients have always chosen to partner with us because they trust our judgement – and increasingly that trust is earned through our innovative approach to ESG and impact analysis.”1

~ Jonathan Bailey, Head of ESG Investing

2019 ESG ANNUAL REPORT
Living Our Commitment
Comprehensive view of our developments and client perspectives on efforts to further achieve ESG goals.
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Our ESG Policy
As an active manager, Neuberger Berman has a long-standing belief that material environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are an important driver of long-term investment returns from both an opportunity and a risk-mitigation perspective.

We also understand that for many clients the impact of their portfolios is an important consideration in conjunction with investment performance. We recognize that ESG factors, like any other factor, should be incorporated in a manner consistent with the specific asset class and style of each investment strategy. We consider ESG factors across our investment platform and offer a range of solutions to meet client objectives.
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OUR CLIMATE-RELATED CORPORATE STRATEGY
Our TCFD climate-related corporate strategy covers investment risk and opportunity, as well as the operational resilience of our business. We seek to protect our clients’ assets from material climate-related risks and to identify opportunities as appropriate on behalf of our clients.
PLATFORM AT A GLANCE
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Awarded top scores in the most recent UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) assessment report for its overarching approach to ESG strategy and governance and integration across asset classes1
1989: First dedicated ESG-integrated strategy
941 Proprietary ESG credit ratings and 2,200 Proprietary equity ratings
~80% of firm assets are ESG-integrated2
150 Colleagues in ESG across committee and working groups
100% Firm assets that are ESG aware
2,265 Engagement meetings with corporate management teams across equities and credit
2019 ESG ANNUAL REPORT
Living Our Commitment
Comprehensive view of our developments and client perspectives on efforts to further achieve ESG goals.
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Our History
CONTROVERSIAL WEAPONS EXCLUSION
Neuberger Berman is committed to supporting and upholding conventions that seek to ban the production of controversial weapons. We are therefore committed across all of our European-domiciled equity and fixed income UCITS funds to not invest in securities issued by companies that we believe are involved in the manufacture of controversial weapons.
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ESG INVESTING
ESG Integration and Proprietary Ratings
ESG factors are considered by portfolio managers across the platform. Our proprietary ESG ratings system marries the competencies of our ESG Investing team with the specialized sector expertise of our fundamental equity and credit research organizations.
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