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Amy M. O'Brien

  • Global Head of Responsible Investing (RI)

About Amy M. O'Brien

Amy leads a 30+ member team accountable for creating a holistic RI vision, strategy, and unified framework across Nuveen and TIAA, partnering with colleagues on implementation in day to day business activities. Amy is a member of the Nuveen Executive Leadership Team and Global Investment Committee. In 2018, Amy was identified by Barron’s as one of the most influential people in ESG investing and was named ESG Investment Manager of the Year in 2021 by Women in Asset Management.

Prior to joining TIAA in 2005, Amy served as director of corporate social responsibility at the Pension Boards United Church of Christ. Previously, she has been a board or steering committee member of numerous organizations to include the Council on Economic Priorities, the Global Reporting Initiative, the U.S. Social Investment Forum (USSIF), The Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute for Corporate Responsibility, the Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR) and the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). Since 2018, Amy has served as a Strategy Group member for the Global Investors for Sustainable Development (GISD) Alliance.

Amy graduated with a B.S. in Biology from Boston College and an M.S. in Environmental Management and Policy from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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