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2022 agribusiness ESG and sustainability public report

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ESG themes play an important role in AGR Partners’ investment process, from exploring sector opportunities to conducting due diligence, creating value-creation plans and ultimately forging partnerships with our portfolio companies to integrate ESG practices into their operations. This spirit of collaboration on ESG spans the length of our partnerships, from beginning to end, and is highlighted by the important milestones we achieved in 2021.

Learn more in the 2022 AGR Partners ESG and sustainability report, which includes an overview of our approach to ESG integration and sustainability, a carbon footprint portfolio analysis, as well as in-depth case studies on our investments in Vintage Wine Estates and Treehouse California Almonds.


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Risks and other important considerations

Agribusiness investments are subject to various risks, including operating risks, management performance, fluctuations in property values, higher expenses or lower income than expected, and potential environmental problems and liability.

AGR Partners LLC and Nuveen Alternatives Advisors LLC are both investment advisors registered under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended. Each firm manages investment portfolios in the agribusiness sector and each is an indirect subsidiary of both Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (TIAA) and Nuveen LLC. Securities distributed by Nuveen Securities, LLC, an SEC registered broker-dealer and member, FINRA. TIAA has sole approval rights over each investment and maintains ownership of all investments recommended by AGR. TIAA pays AGR a quarterly management fee, and AGR may earn carried interest on certain transactions. The TIAA General Account is not an investable vehicle.

This material is intended exclusively for investors who are “qualified purchasers” as defined in the Investment Company Act of 1940. Only such qualified purchasers may invest in any product or service.

This material is not intended to be a recommendation or investment advice, does not constitute a solicitation to buy, sell or hold a security or investment strategy, and is not provided in a fiduciary capacity. The information provided does not take into account the specific objectives or circumstances of any particular investor, or suggest any specific course of action. Financial professionals should independently evaluate the risks associated with products or services and exercise independent judgment with respect to their clients.

These materials are provided solely for use in private meetings and are intended for informational and discussion purposes only. These materials are only for use by the intended party and may only be circulated to persons to whom they may lawfully be distributed. Persons who do not fall within such descriptions may not act upon the information contained in these materials. Any entity responsible for forwarding this material to other parties takes responsibility for ensuring compliance with local laws, and in particular any applicable financial promotion rules.

Responsible investing incorporates Environmental Social Governance (ESG) factors that may affect exposure to issuers, sectors, industries, limiting the type and number of investment opportunities available, which could result in excluding investments that perform well.

ESG integration incorporates financially relevant ESG factors into investment research in support of portfolio management for actively managed strategies. Financial relevancy of ESG factors varies by asset class and investment strategy. Applicability of ESG factors may differ across investment strategies. ESG factors are among many factors considered in evaluating an investment decision, and unless otherwise stated in the relevant offering memorandum or prospectus, do not alter the investment guidelines, strategy or objectives.

The information presented in these materials is believed to be materially correct as at the date hereof, but no representation or warranty (express or implied) is made as to the accuracy or completeness of any of this information. Data was taken from sources deemed reliable, but its accuracy cannot be guaranteed. The statements contained herein reflect opinions as of the date written and are subject to change without further notice. Nothing set out in these materials is or shall be relied upon as a promise or representation as to the past or future.

This document is not a prospectus and does not constitute an offer to the public. No public offering or advertising of investment services or securities is intended to have taken effect through the provision of these materials. It is not intended to provide specific investment advice including, without limitation, investment, financial, legal, accounting or tax advice, or to make any recommendations about suitability for any particular investor.

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