Each Nuveen investment specialist undertakes an approach to responsible investing that best aligns with their investment process, underlying assets and their unique strategy(ies) for pursuing competitive risk-adjusted returns.
Across all equity specialists, our ESG integration activities generally focus on building out the financial relevance of material ESG themes and factors, and facilitating systematic access to and uptake of quality ESG information in the investment process. This involves engaging directly with our analysts and portfolio managers on ESG issues, facilitating our investment teams' access to relevant data and tools, and providing guidance on emerging ESG themes across industries. Continuing improvements in the quality, disclosure and accessibility of ESG information have enabled greater applications for incorporation into investment portfolios. In a mutually reinforcing manner, market related insights gained through engagement provide additional information for decision-making at the security, sector and portfolio management levels. Further details are elaborated within specific questions.
Throughout this module, our responses reflect the practices implemented within the majority of our equity assets under management. Activities specific to an investment specialist may be additionally described in the descriptive sections and noted as such.