In 2018 we launched the Nuveen RI Data Platform to capture, curate and govern ESG information and provide greater access to ESG data, research, and tools for our investment teams to incorporate into investment decision-making. We also collaborated to strengthen our investment colleagues' convictions on material ESG themes and factors through development of proprietary ESG materiality frameworks.
The RI Data Platform provides all teams access to a standardized set of ESG data and information for use in investment decision-making. In addition, certain affiliates have developed explicit processes for capturing and documenting internal ESG analysis and conviction to better integrate ESG information into investment decision-making:
TIAA Investments and Nuveen Asset Management: Analysts assign internal ESG ratings to each name in active coverage universe based on material ESG analysis. Analysis is based on data in the RI Data Platform alongside analyst own proprietary views and research. These internal ESG ratings are stored in central repositories and made available to all portfolio managers within that investment team. Additional processes will be developed in 2020 to integrate ESG information further into existing portfolio and risk reporting tools for portfolio managers.