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Impact investing in global fixed income

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Intentional, direct and measurable outcomes

We believe that there’s more to impact investing than allocating capital; it also requires transparent, evidence-based reporting. Our approach demonstrates how impact investing in public fixed income markets is not only possible, but vital to addressing many of the large-scale, systemic challenges the world faces today.

In the interactive map below, you will discover more about our global fixed income impact framework and case studies across our four direct and measurable impact themes: affordable housing, community and economic development, renewable energy and climate change, and natural resources.

Featured strategies
Core Impact Bond
An actively managed, core bond strategy that invests across the investment grade, U.S. dollar fixed income market in securities that demonstrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) leadership and/or direct and measurable environmental and social impact.
Global Core Impact Bond
An actively managed, global bond strategy that invests across global fixed income markets in securities that demonstrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) leadership and/or direct and measurable environmental and social impact.
Emerging Markets Impact Bond
A hard-currency emerging markets debt strategy that invests in issuers that demonstrate environmental, social and governance leadership and are best positioned to address social and/or climate challenges, or securities that meet Nuveen’s proprietary fixed income direct and measurable impact framework.
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1 Bonds must demonstrate environmental, social and governance leadership within their issuers’ industries and/or have direct and measurable social and environmental impact.
2 Continental Wind, LLC is located in Idaho, Kansas, Michigan, New Mexico, Oregon and Texas
3 Family Forest Impact Foundation is located in Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania
4 Women's Livelihood Bond is located in Cambodia, Philippines, India, Indonesia and Sri Lanka
5 Avangrid is located in Oregon, North Carolina and New Mexico
6 Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP) is located in Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates
7 European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is located in Egypt and Morocco
8 The Digital Realty Trust is located in Melbourne and New South Wales

All impact measurements refer to fiscal year 2021 unless otherwise noted.

Important information on risk

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. All investments carry a certain degree of risk, including the possible loss of principal, and there is no assurance that an investment will provide positive performance over any period of time. Certain products and services may not be available to all entities or persons. There is no guarantee that investment objectives will be achieved. 

 Mutual fund investing involves risk; principal loss is possible. There is no guarantee the Fund’s investment objectives will be achieved. The Fund will include only holdings deemed consistent with the applicable Environmental Social Governance (ESG) guidelines. As a result, the universe of investments available to the Fund will be more limited than other funds that do not apply such guidelines. ESG criteria risk is the risk that because the Fund’s ESG criteria exclude securities of certain issuers for nonfinancial reasons, the Fund may forgo some market opportunities available to funds that don’t use these criteria. Credit risk arises from an issuer’s ability to make interest and principal payments when due, as well as the prices of bonds declining when an issuer’s credit quality is expected to deteriorate. Interest rate risk occurs when interest rates rise causing bond prices to fall. The issuer of a debt security may be able to repay principal prior to the security’s maturity, known as prepayment (call) risk, because of an improvement in its credit quality or falling interest rates. In this event, this principal may have to be reinvested in securities with lower interest rates than the original securities, reducing the potential for income. Non-U.S. investments involve risks such as currency fluctuation, political and economic instability, lack of liquidity and differing legal and accounting standards. Investments in below investment grade or high yield securities are subject to liquidity risk and heightened credit risk. These and other risk considerations, such as active management, extension, issuer, illiquid investments, income volatility, and derivatives risk, are described in detail in the Fund’s prospectus.

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.

ESG integration incorporates financially relevant ESG factors into investment research in support of portfolio management for actively managed strategies. Financial relevancy of ESG factors varies by asset class and investment strategy. Applicability of ESG factors may differ across investment strategies. ESG factors are among many factors considered in evaluating an investment decision, and unless otherwise stated in the relevant offering memorandum or prospectus, do not alter the investment guidelines, strategy or objectives. 

Before investing, carefully consider fund investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. For this and other information that should be read carefully, please request a prospectus or summary prospectus from your financial professional or Nuveen at 800.752.8700 or visit nuveen.com.

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