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Responsible Investing

An enduring impact

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Responsible investing at Nuveen - 2023

We believe Nuveen is uniquely positioned to make an enduring impact on our planet and better manage environmental, social and governance risks through our multifaceted perspective and extensive responsible investing experience.

Our parent TIAA’s legacy of responsible investing (RI) spans across half a century. It provides us with a strong foundation by which we continue to build out our environmental, social and governance (ESG) integration principles, stewardship practices and impact frameworks across our $1.1 trillion in assets under management.1

We believe diligent integration of ESG factors contributes to long-term performance, assists risk management and uncovers opportunity for investors. The Nuveen RI team has developed a range of metrics and tools including proprietary data analytics and models to enhance the investment process, ensuring a robust and informed approach. As a result of our team’s efforts, Nuveen is on the cutting edge of responsible investing research and outcome measurement.

RI is more than a philosophy; rather, it is an essential part of our history and our future. Our RI pillars of ESG integration, stewardship and impact, are critical to unlocking investment potential and generating positive impact. We believe these pillars can provide long-term investment benefits for our clients, communities and the planet.

We invite you to engage in conversations with us on all aspects of responsible investing.

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Why invest with Nuveen?

Addressing some of the most critical sustainable development challenges
As the equality gap widens, issues of waste, energy efficiency and climate change become more pressing. We have over 30 years of impact investing experience, and our strategy seeks to drive positive change across inclusive growth and resource efficiency.
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Risks and other important considerations

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.

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 Nuveen at 800-752-8700.

The investment advisory services, strategies and expertise of TIAA Investments, a division of Nuveen, are provided by Teachers Advisors, LLC and TIAA-CREF Investment Management, LLC. Securities offered through Nuveen Securities, LCC, member FINRA and SIPC.

1 Nuveen, 30 June 2023

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