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NB Private Equity & Neuberger Berman Receives Top UN PRI Score for ESG Integration

We are pleased to share that Neuberger Berman has received the top score in the most recent UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) assessment report of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) integration efforts for 2017.

NB Private Equity earned an A+ score for our ESG integration. Additionally, our Firm obtained the highest score, A+, for our approach to ESG strategy and governance – a grade that only 23% of signatories received.

Neuberger Berman has a long history as a leader in responsible investing, and NB Private Equity has incorporated formal evaluation of financially material ESG factors in private equity investments since 2007. ESG integration is an integral part of our private equity investment processes and we are committed to continuous improvement.

Neuberger Berman has been a signatory to the PRI since 2012. Neuberger Berman’s transparency report as well as our latest white papers, articles and perspectives on ESG topics from investment professionals across the firm can be found at www.nb.com/esg.

Sincerely,

Tony Tutrone
Global Head of NB Alternatives

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