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Responsible investing

Committing to responsible actions with accountable results.

TIAA has always been a responsible corporate citizen. Our expertise, innovation and resources have enabled Nuveen, the investment manager of TIAA, to establish a leadership position in responsible investing. This report shares our values in action over the past year, highlighting our century-long history of social responsibility.


2022 TIAA Climate Report: Ensuring our future

As the climate crisis grows as one of the foremost challenges we face today, we remain committed to helping our clients reach their financial goals through this changing environment.

Provide your employees the ability to make a positive impact on the planet

TIAA's ESG-focused investments aim to provide better outcomes for portfolios and the world.

TIAA commits General Account to achieve net zero carbon by 2050

TIAA is implementing five-year interim targets leading up to 2050, with the first target set for 2025.


Nuveen, TIAA's investment manager, has been a leader in responsible investing for half a century

Learn from our latest research.

Annual Stewardship Report

Nuveen invests with the aim of creating an enduring impact on our world. Read about our 2020-2021 initiatives and the outcomes we've achieved.

Sixth Annual RI Survey

Investors are choosing investments that have a positive impact on society and the environment.

Investment management

Investing by example

We believe that responsible investing can enhance long‐term performance, help manage risk and address investors' responsible investing objectives.

Consistent approach

Responsible investing across asset classes

Incorporating ESG shouldn't always exclude specific industry sectors.

Recent dol news

Department of Labor's rule on ESG investing

Click below to read TIAA's view on the rule.

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Nuveen, LLC provides investment solutions through its investment specialists and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America.

This material is for informational or educational purposes only and does not constitute investment advice under ERISA. 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.