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Empowered by our people

Inclusion, diversity and equity at Nuveen

Our culture

Nuveen unites talented people whose purpose is also our passion: We invest to create an enduring impact on our world. As the asset manager for TIAA, our associates share a core set of values and work as one team committed to our clients and our culture, forging ties that drive results, build careers and create lifelong relationships.

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Representation at Nuveen

We firmly believe that more inclusive, diverse workforces enable better innovation and problem-solving, with a tangible impact on long-term financial performance. We are also committed to transparency in our relationships with our clients, colleagues and partners. The representation data shown below, collected as part of our internal Self-ID campaign, provides key insights into the demographic composition of our workforce. We use this information to strengthen and advance our inclusion, diversity and equity (ID&E) efforts through our hiring practices, internal talent development efforts and client interactions and external partnerships focused on building an inclusive and diverse workforce.
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Recruiting diverse talent

We’re increasing diversity across our firm through deliberate actions within early talent, mid-career and executive recruiting efforts. Our early talent rotational program attracts and develops talent through partnerships with organizations, youth education programs and diversity associations around the globe.

A driving force in our mid-career recruiting comes from Nuveen’s Roger W. Ferguson, Jr. MBA Fellowship Program . The fellowship partners with leading MBA programs and professional diversity development associations to provide an on-ramp for outstanding scholars from backgrounds that have been historically under-represented in the financial services industry.

Our executive recruiting efforts focus on networking and speaking engagements through partnerships with professional societies and organizations. We are also involved in Nuveen’s industry-influencing LEAD events, as well as many networking programs that we host and co-host with our partners to seek out executive-level leaders.

Visit our Careers page to find out more information about working with Nuveen.

Responsible investing

We pioneered responsible investing over 50 years ago with our advocacy for social responsibility during the apartheid era. Now, we continue to evolve our legacy as our ID&E efforts drive our investments and how we manage portfolios.
in ESG-focused strategies1
5 decades
spent championing responsible investing
A+ or A rating
from UN PRI across all reported modules in 20203

How ID&E drive responsible investing at Nuveen

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Community engagement

Our associates help bring our purpose to life, positively impacting the communities where we live and work around the globe.
Business Resource Groups

Nuveen Business Resource Groups (BRGs) provide a platform for associates to unite and share cultural, social and gender-related identities and experiences. BRGs are an invaluable asset for employees looking to find camaraderie, spread awareness and strengthen professional networks across our organization. Our BRGs are open to anyone at Nuveen interested in learning about diversity dimensions — not just those who identify with a specific group's focus.
Be the change

Launched in the summer of 2020, Be the Change is our organizational platform calling for a sustained focus on social justice. Starting with our leadership, we’ve encouraged every associate across the enterprise to take action against racial injustice and to support communities in need. Associate participation has been unprecedented, coming to life through our enterprise-wide Race Against Racism, our Summer of Service community digital access engagement program for those in need, and through other tutoring and volunteer opportunities.

Equity Collective

We’re a founding member of Morgan Stanley’s Equity Collective Initiative, an industry leading group of investment managers who’ve joined forces to educate, empower and develop the next generation of diverse leaders in the financial services industry. Through this multi-year commitment, we’re actively engaging with Boys and Girls Club of America and Team IMPACT, two nonprofit organizations that work with underserved minority youth and young adults across the U.S. on career readiness and leadership skills.

Project Destined

We’ve partnered with Project Destined, a national social impact platform providing knowledge and skills to high school students from underserved communities who aspire to pursue careers in real estate. By focusing on business education and skill development, the partnership gives students access to the experience and expertise of Nuveen’s real estate investment professionals as they explore pathways to future careers.
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We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider all qualified applicants for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, sex, religion, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status.

As of 31 March 2022. Includes all strategies with ESG or Impact as part of the investment objectives.

2 UN Principles for Responsible Investment, 2020,

3 Nuveen 2020-2021 Annual Stewardship Report, 2021,

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