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Pete Murphy, CFA®

Senior Director, Head of ESG and Impact

About Pete Murphy

Pete is a senior director and the Head of ESG and Impact in Private Equity Impact Investing at Nuveen, where he oversees integration of social and environmental considerations into investment decision-making processes. The Private Equity Impact Investing team seeks to drive an inclusive transition to a low carbon economy; investing in companies that simultaneously mitigate climate change, build resilience to its impacts, and develop affordable, high-quality products and services for low-income individuals. Prior to joining the team, Pete was a Director in Responsible Investing Nuveen, advising TIAA, Nuveen’s parent company on several ESG and impact initiatives, including TIAA’s $350B+ general account mandate to implement a net zero target.

Prior to Nuveen, Pete was a leader in the impact investing market at the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), where he worked with fund managers to structure fit-for-purpose impact funds and products. At the GIIN, he also built the IRIS+ standard, a system used by the impact industry to assess social and environmental fund performance. Pete also worked as a consultant, advising alternatives managers on ESG integration and sustainable funds development.

Pete graduated with a B.A. in Biology and Environmental studies from Bowdoin College and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.

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