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Nuveen fund

Fixed income impact investing

Financing positive social and environmental outcomes

Nuveen’s global fixed income ESG/impact platform embeds responsible investing standards into actively managed fixed income to help address many of the large-scale, systemic challenges the world faces today. We believe our approach can deliver attractive risk-adjusted returns, add incremental return over market cycles, diversify traditional fixed income allocations and finance positive social and environmental outcomes.

Our experience, reputation for innovation, and thought leadership help drive first-of their-kind new issues, hone issuer best practices, and scale the impact market across sectors.

Highlights from our impact, leadership and advocacy experience


Blue bond investing in the Seychelles

A beach in the Seychelles 
A row of shiny trophies

Nuveen receives multiple Environmental Finance Awards 2023


Our ESG capabilities

Core bond strategy that invests primarily across investment grade, U.S. dollar fixed income markets in securities that demonstrate environmental/social impact or ESG leadership.

Multi-currency bond strategy that invests primarily in global government and credit markets in securities that demonstrate environmental/social impact or ESG leadership.

Hard currency emerging markets debt strategy that invests in issuers demonstrating 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.

Short Duration Impact Bond

Short-term bond strategy that invests primarily across investment grade, U.S. dollar fixed income markets in securities that demonstrate environmental/social impact or ESG leadership.

Green Bond

Invests primarily across investment grade, U.S. dollar fixed income markets in securities that demonstrate direct and measurable environmental impact.

Social Bonds

Invests primarily across investment grade, U.S. dollar fixed income markets in securities that demonstrate direct and measurable societal impact.

 
More about responsible investing
A widening range of impacts
Growing comfort with the use-of-proceeds bond model is driving innovation, diversity and more granular outcomes for sustainability-oriented investors, says Stephen M Liberatore, CFA of Nuveen.
Nuveen global fixed income impact report
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.
Stephen M. Liberatore, CFA, head of ESG/Impact, global fixed income, explores how Nuveen seeks to generate competitive returns while funding projects that yield positive social and environmental outcomes.
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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.

1Operating Principles for Impact Management Nuveen Disclosure Statement June 2022 https://documents.nuveen.com/Documents/Nuveen/Default.aspx?uniqueId=30871a45-2704-4a2e-8d4d-4d76d5ade5ea

2BlueMark "Making the Mark Report 2023" https://makingthemark.bluemarktideline.com/

3Emission-reduction bond https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2023/02/14/emission-reduction-linked-bond-helps-provide-clean-drinking-water-to-two-million-children-in-vietnam
4Zero coupon wildlife conservation bond (World Bank/IBRD, Mar 2022) https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2022/03/23/wildlife-conservation-bond-boosts-south-africa-s-efforts-to-protect-black-rhinos-and-support-local-communities
5Blue bond (Republic of the Seychelles, Oct 2018) https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2018/10/29/seychelles-launches-worlds-first-sovereign-blue-bond
6Forest bond (International Finance Corporation, Oct 2016) https://www.ifc.org/wps/wcm/connect/corp_ext_content/ifc_external_corporate_site/about+ifc_new/investor+relations/ir-products/forest_bond
7Solar sale & lease back ABS (SolarCity 2013-1A, Nov 2013)
8https://iixglobal.com/orange-bond-initiative/
9https://www.environmental-finance.com/content/awards/green-social-and-sustainability-bond-awards-2020/winners/investor-of-the-year-(not-a-fund).html
10https://www.environmental-finance.com/content/awards/environmental-finances-bond-awards-2022/winners/impact-report-of-the-year-(for-investors)-nuveen.html
11https://www.environmental-finance.com/content/awards/impact-awards-2023/winners/
12https://www.wealthmanagement.com/wealthies-circle/wm-awards-categories/asset-managers/
13https://www.pensionsforpurpose.com/knowledge-centre/thought-leadership/2022/02/25/Global-fixed-income-impact-report-2021-%E2%80%93-Nuveen/

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