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Nuveen fund

Private equity impact strategy

Effects of climate change

The Nuveen Private Equity Impact team seeks to address the defining global challenges of our time — climate change and inequality — by investing in businesses that drive an inclusive transition to a low carbon economy to drive attractive risk adjusted returns for our investors.

Key differentiators
  1. Established leader in impact private equity
    Longtime leader in alternatives and impact investing, allowing us to drive strong financial, social, and environmental outcomes
  2. Disciplined, commercial approach
    Significant pipeline and disciplined investment approach honed by actively investing over varied macroeconomic conditions during the last decade and by rigorously screening investment opportunities for ESG and impact factors
  3. Driving the industry in impact management
    Founding signatories of the Operating Principles for Impact Management with verified ‘top-decile’ impact management practices
  4. Experienced and diverse team of professionals
    2/3 of senior leadership team are women of colour and 70% of current team from groups historically underrepresented in private equity
  5. Differentiated global platform
    Geographically balanced investment strategy leveraging team’s global investment expertise and Nuveen’s broader real assets and alternatives platform to drive an inclusive climate transition

Investment case studies

Featured insights
Impact 2021-2022 Nuveen private equity impact report
Explore our 2021-2022 private equity impact report where we provide detailed case studies on how we are measuring impact at our portfolio companies, and why we view climate change and inequality as inextricably linked factors within our investment approach
Impact Driving an equitable transition to a low-carbon economy
Rekha Unnithan and David Haddad, co-heads of private equity impact investing, and Radhika Shroff, managing director on Nuveen’s private equity impact team, recently discussed two of the most pressing issues impact investing is working to address: climate change and inequality.
Impact GIIN: Sizing the impact investing market
This market sizing study serves as an important indicator of the momentum driving impact investing around the world.

Press releases

A dedicated team led by experienced investors
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Rekha Unnithan
Rekha Unnithan
Managing Director, Co-Head of Private Equity Impact Investing
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David Haddad
Managing Director, Co-Head of Private Equity Impact Investing
730 Third Avenue, New York, United States of America
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