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Neuberger Berman Group LLC

PRI reporting framework 2017

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Engagement

Overview

LEA 01. Description of approach to engagement

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01.1. 貴社に正式なエンゲージメントポリシーがあるかどうか示してください

01.2. エンゲージメントポリシーがカバーしている内容を示してください。

01.3. エンゲージメントポリシーのURLを記載してください。[任意]

01.4. エンゲージメントに対する貴社のアプローチの概要を説明してください。

Neuberger Berman's Proxy Committee is responsible for developing, authorizing, implementing and updating the Proxy Voting Policy, overseeing the proxy voting process, and engaging and overseeing any independent third-party vendors as voting delegate to review, monitor and/or vote proxies. In order to apply the Proxy Voting Policy in a timely and consistent manner, Neuberger Berman ("NB") utilizes Glass Lewis ("GL") to vote proxies in accordance with NB's voting guidelines. For socially responsive clients, NB has adopted socially responsive voting guidelines. For non-socially responsive clients, NB's guidelines adopt the voting recommendations of GL to vote proxies in accordance with NB's voting guidelines. NB retains final authority and fiduciary responsibility for proxy voting. NB believes this process is reasonably designed to address material conflicts of interest that may arise between NB and a client as to how proxies are voted. In the event that an investment professional at NB believes that it is in the best interest of a client(s) to vote proxies in a manner inconsistent with NB's voting guidelines or in a manner inconsistent with GL recommendations, the Proxy Committee will review information submitted by the investment professional to determine that there is no material conflict of interest.

01.5. 補足情報 [任意]

Engagement with management teams is an integral part of our investment process. We've hosted over 1,500 meetings with management teams in our New York offices in 2016. These meetings include one-on-one discussions with senior management on a host of issues including any relevant ESG topics..  Our research analysts monitor progress/resolution on ESG issues raised in discussions with management teams.  This dovetails with our broader support of organizations encouraging greater reporting transparency such as the CDP and the Center for Political Accountability.

This dovetails with our broader support of organizations encouraging greater reporting transparency such as CDP, and the Center for Political Accountability.


LEA 02. Reasoning for interaction on ESG issues (Not Completed)


Process

Process for engagements run internally

LEA 03. Process for identifying and prioritising engagement activities

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03.1. 貴社内のスタッフが実行するエンゲージメント活動を特定し、優先順位を決定する正式なプロセスが貴社にあるかどうか示してください。

03.2. 貴社内のスタッフが実行するエンゲージメントを特定し、優先順位を決定する際に使用する基準を説明してください。

03.3. 補足情報。 [任意]


LEA 04. Objectives for engagement activities

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04.1. 貴社内のスタッフが実行する貴社のエンゲージメント活動に具体的な目的を定義しているかどうかを記載してください。

04.2. 貴社内のスタッフが実行する貴社のエンゲージメントを受けた企業の行動を監視しているかどうかを記載してください。

04.3. 貴社内のスタッフが実行するエンゲージメント活動のためにマイルストーンと目標を貴社で定義しているかどうか示してください。

04.5. 補足情報。[任意]


Process for engagements conducted via collaborations

LEA 05. Process for identifying and prioritising collaborative engagement

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05.1. 協働的なエンゲージメントを特定し、優先順位を決定する正式なプロセスが貴社にあるかどうか示してください。

05.2. 協働的エンゲージメントを特定し、優先順位を決定する際に使用する基準を説明してください。

05.3. 補足情報 [任意]

Individual members of the ESG Advisory Committee had the opportunity to play a leadership role in engagements based on: expertise, value add to NB (potential to learn from other members of the engagement), geographic focus of the engagement and materiality to NB Investment Philosophy.


LEA 06. Objectives for engagement activities

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06.1. 貴社が関与する協働的なエンゲージメントに目的が定義されているかどうか示してください。

06.2. 貴社の協働的なエンゲージメントを受けた企業の行動を監視しているかどうか示してください。

06.3. 協働エンゲージメント活動に関連したマイルストーンと目標を貴社で定義しているかどうか示してください。

06.4. 貴社のエンゲージメント活動の進捗を監視し、評価するために以下のいずれかを実施しているかどうか示してください。

06.5. 補足情報 [任意]

Note that the monitoring process outlined in LEA 06.4 is done in conjunction with the collaborative engagement team.  In addition, those involved in collaborative engagements report progress periodically to our internal ESG Advisory Committee.


General processes for all three groups of engagers

LEA 09. Share insights from engagements with internal/external managers (Private)


LEA 10. Tracking number of engagements

10.1. 貴社がエンゲージメントしている企業の数を追跡しているかどうかを記載してください。

エンゲージメントの種類
エンゲージメントの追跡
単独/貴社内のスタッフのエンゲージメント

協働的なエンゲージメント

10.2. 補足情報。[任意]

The SRI Team tracks all company engagements related to ESG issues, however, for other equity strategies,  less formal tracking is in place.


Outputs and outcomes

LEA 11. Number of companies engaged with, intensity of engagement and effort (Private)


LEA 12. Engagement methods (Private)


LEA 13. Engagements on E, S and/or G issues (Not Applicable)


LEA 14. Companies changing practices / behaviour following engagement (Private)


LEA 15. Examples of ESG engagements (Private)


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