Corporate social responsibility

Corporate social responsibility at TIAA is built on five core pillars that demonstrate the power of our actions to improve the lives of our stakeholders. More details can be found in the Responsible Business Report .

Diversity & inclusion

The power of our diverse team of professionals to meet the needs of a wide range of people

Diversity and inclusion are integral to who we are as a company. For us, it’s not just a nice to have. It’s a must.
A diverse workforce helps us better understand and address the needs of our customers.
By building a diverse culture, we’re able to provide our clients with distinct perspectives to help them achieve their goals.
Our supplier diversity program builds relationships with minority and women-owned suppliers to provide the highest quality of service, while encouraging competition among diverse and diversity-conscious suppliers.


The power of stewardship to enhance and protect value

We believe that good governance and effective management of environmental and social risks, not only add value for our participants’ investments, but also help the broader market over the long-term. We hold our portfolio companies accountable for ESG risk management policies and practices in three ways:


We speak directly with company directors and executives about ESG risk management policies and best practices, influencing hundreds of companies each year.


At companies where our participants have the most value at risk, we use careful case-by-case analysis and engagement insights to inform our shareholder voting decisions.

Thought Leadership

We advance the market-wide discussion of corporate governance through company engagement, public appearances and commentary.

Responsible investment

Responsible Investment

The power of seeking competitive returns while making a positive impact

TIAA takes a multi-faceted approach to responsible investment led by a dedicated team that provides strategic leadership and implementation guidance in a variety of ways.
Establish and manage our ESG strategy for our Social Choice investment products.
Make investments in projects, companies and funds that seek financial returns and measurable social impact for underserved populations.
Development and execution of ESG frameworks, policies and processes across all asset classes.
Responsible Business Report

Making an impact

For a century, TIAA has been making a difference and we continue to keep that legacy alive today in everything we do. We demonstrate that we are created to serve and built to perform through our products and services and also in how we contribute to our communities and the world. From volunteer efforts in local schools to responsible investing around the globe, TIAA makes an impact every day in countless ways. At TIAA, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is about doing what’s right for our colleagues, our clients and our communities.

Please see the full report below for more information on how TIAA is making an impact.