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Sarah Wilson

Managing Director and Head of ESG Integration at Nuveen Investments

Sarah Wilson is the head of ESG integration on the responsible investing (RI) team at Nuveen, the investment management business of TIAA. Nuveen’s responsible investing team is responsible for creating a firm-wide holistic RI vision and executing a unified framework across Nuveen’s multi-affiliate structure. Nuveen’s RI framework establishes the firm’s overall RI philosophy as well as guidelines for incorporating RI disciplines in investment decisions and new product development.

As head of environment, social and governance (ESG) integration, Sarah leads a team that integrates ESG factors into investment decisions for all equity, fixed income, and real assets investments. Her team also sets market-leading standards for all of the firm’s ESG and impact strategies. She founded and leads the firm’s cross-functional Climate Risk Task Force, with a focus on aligning with the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

Prior to joining TIAA, Nuveen’s parent company, in 2015, Sarah managed corporate sustainability reporting and renewable energy credit portfolios for Green Mountain Energy, a subsidiary of NRG, and helped structure debt financing for renewable energy projects as a summer associate at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. She holds an M.B.A. and Master of Environmental Management from Yale University and a B.A. in Economics and Plan II Honors from the University of Texas at Austin. Sarah sits on the advisory board of the Yale Initiative for Sustainable Finance.

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