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Abigail Dean

Head of Strategic Insights, Nuveen Real Assets

About Abigail Dean

Abigail Dean is the Global Head of Strategic Insights for Nuveen Real Assets. In this role she is responsible for the organisation’s global sustainability, proptech and research functions. The team works closely with colleagues across investment, product development, compliance and risk to ensure that our investment strategies in Real Estate, Infrastructure and Natural Capital are underpinned by an understanding of global megatrends and ESG is integrated into fund and asset management.

Since joining Nuveen in 2016, Abigail has overseen the organization setting a target for the Real Estate business to achieve Net Zero Carbon by 2040. This commitment supports the ambitious goals for sustainable real estate established at the 21st annual Conference of Parties. Abigail is a member of both the Nuveen Real Estate and the Nuveen Real Assets Executive Leadership Team and has spearheaded the integration of sustainability considerations into the investment process. She is also leading the organisation to develop investment guidelines related to physical and transition climate change risk. She previously worked at JLL, as a Director in JLL’s sustainability consulting team, Upstream.

Passionate about driving sustainable change, Abigail sits on several industry committees including the GRESB Standards Committee, chairs the INREV ESG committee and is a Better Buildings Partnership Board Member.

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