Proxy voting is a key component of Nuveen’s oversight and engagement program. It is one of our primary methods of exercising our shareholder rights and influencing the behaviour of portfolio companies. We commit substantial resources to making informed voting decisions in furtherance of our mission. All of our voting decisions are made in the best interest of our
TIAA Investments' voting policies, described in its Policy Statement on Corporate Governance (https://www.tiaa-cref.org/public/pdf/pubs/pdf/governance_policy.pdf), are implemented by the staff of our Responsible Investing team. The team relies on its professional judgment, proprietary research, reports provided by a variety of third-party research providers, consultation with our Asset Management colleagues and the trustees with dedicated committee oversight of Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility Annual disclosure of our proxy votes is available on our website and on the website of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The team submits votes for over 11,000 meetings around the world annually. We take seriously our leadership role as an advocate for shareholder rights and good governance globally; TIAA Investments is committed to using our best efforts to vote our shares in international companies.
Both our Conflict of interest policy and our policy on vote disclosure can be found here: