Allison Spector is a Director in Sustainability at Nuveen Real Assets and Private Markets. She is responsible for implementing ESG, sustainability, and impact investing initiatives across the real assets and private markets portfolios, including farmland, timber, private equity, private debt, Energy and Infrastructure. She develops and executes strategies for impact measurement and reporting, and supports investment teams to integrate ESG, the SDGs, and impact into the investment management process.
Prior to joining Nuveen, Allison worked for the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), where she advised institutional investors on responsible and impact investing strategies and led impact investing market development efforts. She has also developed sustainable business strategies for various companies in the financial services and agribusiness sectors in Asia and Africa. She started her career in microfinance in China at PlaNet Finance.
Allison received her M.Sc. in Sustainable Development from the School of Oriental and Asian Studies (SOAS) at the University of London, where she focused on sustainable agriculture. She graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in international studies from Emory University.