Jonathan Bailey, Managing Director, is Head of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Investing at Neuberger Berman. Jonathan joined in 2017 and is responsible for the integration of material ESG factors into investment processes firm-wide. He and his team work with portfolio managers and analysts across our equities, fixed income and private investment portfolios both to enhance existing strategies and to launch new ESG and impact investing strategies. Jonathan oversees the firm’s proprietary ESG rating systems and research processes. Mr Bailey chairs the firm’s ESG Committee and sits on the firm’s Governance and Proxy Voting Committee. He also leads client engagement and thought leadership on ESG and impact investing topics for the firm.
Previously, Mr Bailey was the founding Director of Research at Focusing Capital on the Long Term (FCLT Global) a think tank backed by BlackRock, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Dow, McKinsey & Co., and Tata Sons which worked on practical solutions to excessive short-termism along the investment value chain. He spent the bulk of his prior career at McKinsey & Co where he was an Associate Partner working with asset owners and asset managers on investment strategy and ESG investing topics. He has also worked for Generation Investment Management, the sustainable investment fund co-founded by former Vice President Al Gore, and on governance projects for former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Mr Bailey holds an MBA (with high distinction) from Harvard Business School, an MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and an MA(Oxon) from the University of Oxford. He is a board member of Instiglio, the developing market social impact bond advisory non-profit, and a member of the advisory board of CECP’s Strategic Investor Initiative.