The smart thing to do is also the right thing to do
How TIAA invests responsibly
TIAA’s responsible investment capabilities are designed to seek competitive returns while promoting broad economic development, positive social outcomes and a healthier environment. TIAA is actively engaged across the four key pillars of responsible investment.
Considering environmental, social & governance (ESG) factors in investment research and decisions.
Portfolios that explicitly include ESG criteria in the investment decision-making approach.
Investors using their influence to improve issuer’s ESG management, performance and disclosure.
Investments made with a goal of financial return and measurable social or environmental outcomes.
“Our Proactive Social Investments (PSI) have a direct and measurable social and/or environmental benefit. These investments, such as in solar power plants, wind farms, vaccinations and clean water deals, allow us to align our investor’s principles with their investment holdings.”
Steve Liberatore, CFA | Managing Director and Fixed Income Portfolio Manager
TIAA employee since 2004
TIAA employee since 2004
Responsible investing by the numbers
We are one of the largest managers in the U.S. of responsible investment across multiple asset classes.1 Companies considered for inclusion in our ESG portfolios are leaders among their peers on ESG performance.
TIAA Investments has more than
|$649B||committed to responsible investment principles.2|
We have over
|$75B||in initiatives, programs, and policies that address sustainability in real assets.2|
We have more than
|$17B||in ESG-focused products.2|
The Social Impact Portfolio has over
Financial commitments produce real-world results
Social Choice strategies have invested over $1B in green bonds. Proceeds support environmentally beneficial activities.2
Reduced greenhouse-gas emissions across our real estate portfolios equivalent to removing 96,000 cars from the road.4
Investments and commitments of over $300M in our Social Impact Investing portfolio.5
Enhancing and protecting the long-term value of your investments
TIAA's Stewardship & Corporate Governance team works to grow and protect the assets we manage by engaging directly with companies, proxy voting, and leading market-wide discussion on environmental, social and governance issues.
Our leadership position
Decades of experience and a firm commitment to responsible investment
Our customers benefit from knowing that our participation in global networks that lead, educate and advocate on behalf of their financial interests and society.
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