NEI Blog2020-06-12T17:04:02-08:00

The shift from performance to purpose

How investors are setting a very different agenda for responsible investing September 18, 2020 Responsible Investing or RI has always been based on a yin and yang relationship between core values and financial returns. At inception, the RI movement was very much values-driven, focusing on exclusions of companies like tobacco and weapons. More recently, there has been a shift toward [...]

Lessons learned when pro sports become more than entertainment

September 4, 2020 The response of professional sports to the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha WI was – to use an overused word that actually applies – unprecedented. The incident inspired a player-led strike, not over wages, but in protest of the societal treatment of a specific group of people. That this happened in the NBA should surprise [...]

By |September 4th, 2020|Categories: ESG, RI Leadership, Social|

2020 Proxy Season: A typically thoughtful representation of the interests of our investors

August 28, 2020 At NEI, we believe thoughtful voting is not just a matter of fulfilling a responsibility to our investors, but also an important tool for active ownership and corporate engagement. Each year we seek to vote the proxies of every holding in NEI’s funds. This effort makes a statement to investors that we recognize our obligation to give [...]

By |August 28th, 2020|Categories: ESG, RI Engagement Strategy|

No company is perfect. It’s how you respond that counts

August 21, 2020 When expectations of responsible business practices meet the relentless spotlight of social media, reputations can suffer. No company is perfect. But by quickly and thoughtfully addressing the problem behind the headline – or clarifying that an issue may not be what it seems – companies can mitigate any potential damage. On April 9, 2017, Dr. David [...]

By |August 19th, 2020|Categories: Corporate Responsibility, ESG|