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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.

Making a global impact with more than $7.8 billion of impact investments across 51 countries in 2021

Global fixed income impact map

In the interactive map, 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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All impact measurements refer to fiscal year 2021 unless otherwise noted.

Important information on risk
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.

Past performance does not guarantee future results. This material is not intended to be a recommendation or investment advice, does not constitute a solicitation to buy, sell or hold a security or an investment strategy, and is not provided in a fiduciary capacity. The information provided does not take into account the specific objectives or circumstances of any particular investor, or suggest any specific course of action. Investment decisions should be made based on an investor’s objectives and circumstances and in consultation with his or her advisors.

Nuveen Securities, LLC, member FINRA and SIPC.

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