Corporate social responsibility

Living our values

We apply our strength where it matters most

One way we live our values is to Be the Change in the communities where we live and work to build a better world.


TIAA partners with organizations devoted to providing financial education, increasing reading proficiency, reducing inequalities in education and improving graduation rates. 


Our associates help raise environmental awareness, champion green initiatives, address environmental justice and lead our industry in modeling sustainable behavior.


TIAA aims to reduce inequalities to achieve a more equitable and sustainable future for all.

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We’re building a better world through volunteering, matching programs and volunteer grants.


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CSR in action

When it comes down to it, change happens when people roll up their sleeves and get to work. Below are some highlights of ways we do just that.

Emerald Trail clean-up

Watch this video to learn how TIAA associates supported the Jacksonville, FL community.

Race Against Isms national event

The inaugural Race Against Isms brought communities together nationwide to fight against racism, sexism and all the “isms” that negatively impact our world. Participants included 900 athletes, 60 volunteers and 11 scholarship winners from five institutions.

Improving access to financial education

In partnership with the SIFMA Foundation, TIAA associates helped bridge an opportunity gap for the Hispanic community by translating financial education content into Spanish.

Ensuring our future

TIAA’s core purpose is to provide secure retirement through lifetime income for millions of clients, and we view climate risk as investment risk. From pledging to go Net Zero in the TIAA General Account by 2050 to using sustainable practices when building new offices or renovating, there are many ways we’re seeking to address climate change. Find out more in our climate report.

Doing what’s right is built into our business model 

Our work in the community is the most visible aspect of our efforts to be the change, but it all starts with how we operate as an organization. We believe that the kind of impact we seek to make on the world starts from within—with a strong set of values that we live and breathe every day. Here are some of the biggest ways we seek to lead by example.

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Diversity and Inclusion

Our diverse team of professionals give us the power to meet the needs of a wide range of people. It’s not just a nice to have—it’s integral to who  we are as a company.

Responsible Investing

TIAA and Nuveen, the investment manager of TIAA, have a long history of leading by example. We believe that responsible investing principles can help provide enduring benefits for our clients and our communities.


We apply sound principles of board governance in managing our organization to ensure our accountability to the individuals and institutions we serve.