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Nuveen fund

Fixed Income Impact investing

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

  • Conducted 164 engagement meetings in 2021
  • Aligned with IFC Operating Principles for Impact Management with third-party verification1
  • Directed capital as lead investor in inaugural deals, including:
    • Wildlife conservation (2022)2
    • Blue bond (2018)3
    • IFC forest bond (2016)4
    • Distributed residential solar ABS (2013)5
  • Was founding signatory and steering committee member of the Orange Bond InitiativeTM,6
  • Played key role in the evolution and development of the green bond market by helping to design ICMA Green Bond Principles as two-term executive committee member
  • Recognised as a responsible investing and fixed income innovator
    • Environmental Finance Awards:
      • Impact Investor of the Year 20207
      • Impact Report of the Year 20228
    • Wealthmanagement.com "Wealthie" Fixed Income award 20229

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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
Nuveen global fixed income impact report 2021
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.
Sustainability-linked bonds do not fit our impact framework
We believe that our impact framework provides clear line of sight into the projects and initiatives financed in the bond market, and enables us to support anticipated outcomes that benefit local communities and more.
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