Nuveen appoints head of nature-based solutions

Supporting investments in farmland and forestry

Nuveen has appointed Nick Moss as head of nature-based solutions within its natural capital (NNC) arm.

Based in London, Moss will be responsible for driving NNC’s nature-based solutions investment strategy across farmland, forestry and ecological restoration, with a focus on reducing the environmental impact and carbon footprint of commercial production processes, as well as protecting and restoring natural habitats.

Moss brings more than 15 years’ experience in leading investment and technical advisory services across forestry, agriculture and climate finance. He will report into Skye Macpherson, global head of asset management.

“Nick has a wealth of experience within natural capital investments and strong relationships with business, financial institutions, donors, governments and development finance institutions,” said Macpherson.

“He will play a pivotal role in continuing to grow our natural capital and nature-based solutions offering, and providing the technical expertise to manage our holdings efficiently, sustainably and to the highest standards.”

Prior to joining Nuveen, Moss led the design and delivery of the AGRI3 strategy, an initiative of Rabobank and UNEP aiming to mobilise $1bn in public and private investment in forest conservation and sustainable agriculture. In his role, he led the team in the design, fundraising, origination and portfolio management of sustainable agriculture and natural based climate solutions across Latin America, Asia and Africa for the business. He has also held roles at Adam Smith International and PwC.

Speaking about his appointment, Moss said: “As interest in real assets continues to grow, Nuveen is well positioned to offer a broad range of specialised investments to investors grounded by a long term and sustainable investment philosophy that seeks to offer investors access to alpha driven strategies.”