Investing in women is responsible investing
Women are underrepresented in asset management roles, and, the number of women in these roles is declining. Creating opportunities that drive gender equality is not just the right thing to do, it's responsible business. Responsible investing and engagement on issues of inclusion is in our DNA. Through five decades of focus on ESG factors, innovation, and investing in companies with diverse boards and employees, Nuveen is dedicated to creating better outcomes for investors and the planet while simultaneously seeking to change the face of the asset management industry.
In 2017, Nuveen established LEAD (leadership, education, advocacy and development) as an industry affinity organisation to lead the dialogue on gender diversity through networking opportunities, career sponsorships and growth for professional women in the asset management industry. We currently have 650+ members and continue to grow our community.
Stories from some of LEAD's members
As a founding member of LEAD in Europe and Asia Pacific, I am excited to be part of the development of this organisation globally as we aim to create, promote and sustain an inclusive work environment…
Head of Client Services Professional bio
I strongly believe that different personalities, ideas and perspectives that come from a truly diverse workforce can bring infinite benefits which is why I am excited…
… to have taken on the role as Chair of LEAD across Europe & Asia Pacific. By working together to create an inclusive environment, we can help advance women in the asset management industry. Acknowledging the need for greater diversity is a step in the right direction, but it is just the beginning. Nuveen’s support and backing of initiatives such as LEAD is vital and shows that we are committed to driving positive change in the asset management industry.”
Financial Controller, Europe & Asia Pacific Professional bio
My school’s motto for the last 150 years has been 'that women in time to come will do much', a little out dated in the era I went to school in, but nonetheless a vision that’s purpose was to empower women...
Managing Director, Real Estate, Asia Pacific Professional bio
Working in the industry for just over five years now has shown me that it is still a predominantly male-dominated industry – an inequality that I am passionate about addressing in order to create a level playing field for women in asset management…
…and that is why, as a member of the LEAD committee, I was delighted to be part of the driving force behind the launch of the LEAD initiative in Europe and Asia Pacific in 2018. I am really impressed with the progress we have made so far, and even though I recognise there is still a long way to go on gender equality, I am thrilled to be part of this contribution towards change.”
HR Business Partner, Europe & Asia Pacific Professional bio