Enhancing and protecting the long-term value of your investments
We engage using a spectrum of strategies
We engage with companies, industry stakeholders, and communities around the world in both public and private markets to ensure that our investments are aligned with our values and long-term views.
Engaging on ESG issues
We meet directly with company CEOs, senior management and board of directors to voice our expectations on ESG best practices
Open a dialogue
We talk regularly with company directors and executives about ESG risk management.
Target who needs help
We provide guidance to companies when it becomes clear they need help with ESG practices.
We encourage hundreds of companies to adopt best practices in corporate governance.
What we engaged on
In 2018 we conducted over 660 total engagements.
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Encouraging accountability and transparency
We exercise our shareholder rights and hold public companies and boards accountable through thoughtful, case-by-case voting on management and shareholder proposals at publicly traded companies.
Nuveen’s RI team voted approximately 13,900 times during the 2018 Securities And Exchange Commission proxy voting year.
Driving measurable outcomes
Our approach to engagement encompasses both long-term engagement with companies and industry groups on priority ESG themes and more time-sensitive tactical engagements with specific companies.
Participating in global networks
We collaborate with industry peers to establish clear standards that let shareholders more accurately evaluate their investments
Members of the U.S. SIF, the Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment
Signatory of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment
Leaders in the Global Impact Investing Network’s Investor Council
Founding member of the Investment Leaders Group
Advocating for strong responsible investing standards
We work closely with policymakers to help shape legislation, policies and standards that advance ESG best practices
- 2016 Comment Letter to SEC on ESG disclosure
- 2015 Comment Letter to SEC on Pay versus Performance Proposed Rule
- 2015 Comment Letter to Financial Services Agency – Japan
- 2011 Comment Letter to the European Commission on the EU Corporate Governance Framework
- 2009 Comment Letter to SEC on Facilitating Shareholder Director Nominations
- 2006 Comment Letter to SEC on Executive Compensation Disclosure
This material is for informational or educational purposes only and does not constitute fiduciary investment advice under ERISA, a securities recommendation under all securities laws, or an insurance product recommendation under state insurance laws or regulations. This material does not take into account any specific objectives or circumstances of any particular investor, or suggest any specific course of action. Investment decisions should be made based on the investor’s own objectives and circumstances.
Responsible investing incorporates Environmental Social Governance (ESG) factors that may affect exposure to issuers, sectors, industries, limiting the type and number of investment opportunities available, which could result in excluding investments that perform well.