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Seeking competitive returns while making a positive impact
With a dual objective of providing competitive returns and making a positive impact, these funds seek to promote broader economic development, positive social outcomes and a healthier environment.
We evaluate investments based on the following factors:
May include climate impact, energy consumption, waste management and natural resources.
May include employee engagement, labor relations, human rights practices, product safety and community impact.
May include management structure, board accountability and independence, executive compensation, audits and internal controls, and shareholder rights.
How 3 letters may help make a positive impact to your investment portfolio
Many different words can be used to describe responsible investing, but they all share similar goals: help enhance long-term performance, manage risk and align to your values.
We are a leader in this space
|TIAA is a mong the||top 10||largest U.S. fund managers of responsible investments.1|
|We manage over||$26 billion||in responsible investment products.2|
|Investors rely on our over||5 decades||spent championing responsible investing and helping build a better world.|
|Our fund expenses are||less than half||of our competitors’ on average.3|
|TIAA was one of the||1st||to launch a dedicated ESG product, the CREF Social Choice Account.|
Fifth Annual Responsible Investing Survey
Millennials have long held the spotlight in driving awareness of ESG factors in investing, but our survey suggests that greater interest is coming from an older slice of the population such as Gen Xers (39%) and baby boomers (24%).*
Understanding the potential benefits of Responsible Investing
The desire to make a material impact is still top of mind for investors, but for the first time we see that a majority of investors (53%) cited performance as their main motivation for investing in RI.*
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