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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 target
direct affordable housing investments in the United States making Nuveen one of the largest institutional managers of affordable housing
265 buildings
with high-energy performance by ENERGY STAR or NABERS certification or EPC ratings of A or B
of properties have green improvements in place
Real estate 2023-2024 Real Estate Sustainability Report
Our 2023-2024 sustainability report provides an update on our achievements to date and our plans for the future for all things ESG related.
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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*Source: Nuveen Real Estate Annual Sustainability Report, June 2024.

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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