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Fixed income impact investing

Impact framework and reporting methodology

Impact framework/methodology

Our impact framework

Based on engagement with our clients and evaluation of direct and measurable impact investment opportunities in public fixed income markets, we constructed our impact framework, that emphasizes four themes, to support a multitude of positive environment and social outcomes.

Theme: Affordable housing

Impact report 
Theme: Community and economic development

Impact report 
Theme: Renewable energy and climate change

Impact report 
Theme: Natural resources

Impact report 
Social and environmental impact data is sourced directly from issuer disclosures, covering the most commonly reported metrics under each theme for activities occurring in 2018.  Impact shown here is not the result of the Strategy's capital alone, but rather shows the entire impact of the underlying investments.

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Core impact bond strategy

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Dimitrios N. Stathopoulos
Head of Americas Institutional Advisory Services
A word on risk 
Because ESG criteria exclude some securities, investments in ESG-focused products may not be able to take advantage of the same opportunities or market trends as products that do not use such criteria. Investment products in general may be subject to market and other risk factors. 

The investment advisory services, strategies and expertise of TIAA Investments, a division of Nuveen, are provided by Teachers Advisors, LLC and TIAA-CREF Investment Management, LLC. Securities offered through Nuveen Securities, LLC.
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