Ethical investment team
As one of the largest institutional investors in the UK, it’s only fitting we should have a dedicated responsible investment team to focus on developing and implementing a professional approach to the field.
A reputation that opens doors
Our financial strength and professional reputation encourage companies’ management to consider our views, and take them into account where possible.
Our responsible investment team works closely with all the companies we invest in, promoting best practice standards. Companies are required to demonstrate that they manage their social and environmental impacts effectively. By holding frequent one-to-one meetings with company management we’re able to raise any concerns with them directly.
Responsible Investment team
Head of Responsible Investment
Amanda has a long-standing career in responsible investment within the financial services industry. As Head of Responsible Investments, she leads a team of analysts focusing on the sustainability issues affecting Standard Life Investment’s investee companies. The team focuses on integrating human rights, environment, labour standard and business ethics issues into the mainstream investment process, as well as providing oversight to its Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SRI) and ethical investment propositions. Prior to joining Standard Life Investments, Amanda was the SRI Officer at Newton Investment Management where she integrated environmental, social and governance matters into Newton’s mainstream investment process. Amanda started her career in responsibility investment at CCLA Investment Management where she has responsibility for CCLA’s charity clients. Amanda’s first research position was at Rabobank International, in the economics department. Amanda graduated from Lancaster University with a BSc in Psychology. Amanda current sits on the FTSE ESG Advisory Committee. She was a member of the board of the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association for six years.
Responsible Investment Analyst
Andrew has a master’s degree in Social Sciences from the University of Edinburgh and a post graduate diploma in Sustainable Business from the University of Cambridge. Prior to joining Standard Life Investments, Andrew worked on the development and implementation of environmental, social and ethical risk policies at the Royal Bank of Scotland and led the Group’s relationship with key stakeholders on sustainability issues. He also chaired a working group of the Equator Principles (EPs) and was active in the UK Network of the UN Global Compact.
Responsible Investment Analyst
Sophie is a Responsible Investment Analyst in the ESG Investment Team. She promotes the integration of environmental and social risks and opportunities across equity and credit investment portfolios. Sophie conducts company analysis and engagement, covering the oil & gas, mining, utilities and technology sectors. She also has a focus on environmental issues.
Prior to joining SLI, Sophie worked for Schroders in London as an ESG Analyst. She started her career as a research analyst with Trucost. Sophie holds an MSc. in Environmental Policy from the London School of Economics and went on to gain a further MSc. in the Conservation of Historic Buildings from the University of Bath.
Katharina joined the Responsible Investment team at Standard Life Investments after completing an MA degree with Joint Honours in Philosophy and Economics at the University of Edinburgh. Katharina supports the team in researching and gathering data to analyse the social and environmental risks and opportunities affecting Standard Life Investments' portfolios.