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Sustainability in real estate

At Nuveen Real Estate, sustainability sits at the core of our tomorrow’s world strategy. We believe that the transition to a low-carbon economy is a vital focus area that presents both opportunities and risks which, when effectively managed, can create value for our investors.

By considering the impact of our investment strategies, we can determine which opportunities to pursue that can assist in stability, diversification, and financial performance, that underpin long-term value growth.

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Key facts

Our ambition targets aim to achieve net zero carbon for our real estate portfolio ten years ahead of the industry wide 2050 target3
direct affordable housing investments in the United States making Nuveen one of the largest institutional managers of affordable housing2
152 buildings
with high-energy performance by ENERGY STAR or NABERS certification or EPC ratings of A or B1
office AUM (equity) with green building certifications1
Real estate 2022-2023 Real Estate ESG Report
Our 2022-2023 environmental, social and governance report provides transparency into our approach to sustainability, our progress to date and our plans for the future.
Real estate An updated journey of the road to net zero carbon
In their latest pathway, Nuveen Real Estate gives an update of their plan to be net zero carbon by 2040.
Real estate Smart sustainable building blueprint
To bring our tomorrow’s world vision to life, Nuveen Real Estate has developed a smart sustainable building blueprint (SSBB) for the different real estate sectors it invests in. Each sector-specific SSBB takes into account the three key drivers of change in tomorrow’s world: sustainability, technology and people.

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1Source: Nuveen Real Estate Annual Environmental, Social and Governance Report, June 2023.
2Source: Nuveen Real Estate Annual Environmental, Social and Governance Report. Includes assets closing as of 5 May 2023.
3Source: Nuveen Real Estate Annual Environmental, Social and Governance Report June 2023. Our net zero carbon pathway details the key milestones Nuveen Real Estate has mapped out to achieve this goal.

Responsible investing incorporates Environmental Social Governance (ESG) factors that may affect exposure to issuers, sectors, industries, limiting the type and number of investment opportunities available, which could result in excluding investments that perform well.
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