Our 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. We also publicise our concerns where appropriate – you’ll find examples of this in the documents section. We want to ensure that we communicate clearly with our customers, and the companies we invest in. With this in mind, please feel free to contact us with any comments or suggestions you may have.

Responsible Investment team

Amanda Young

Amanda Young

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.

 
Andrew Mason

Andrew Mason

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.

 
Elizabeth Meyer

Elizabeth Meyer

Responsible Investment Analyst

As a Responsible Investment Analyst in the ESG Investment Team, Elizabeth promotes the integration of environmental and social risks and opportunities across equity and credit investment portfolios. She supports company and sector analysis and engagement, and has a focus on human rights issues and impact investing. Prior to joining the ESG Investment Team, Elizabeth worked at Standard Life Investments as a Global Business Development Analyst and subsequently Investment Technical Analyst, focusing on the regional and global equity fund range. Prior to joining the firm, she worked in research and communications roles for over ten years in a range of sectors, including legal services, utilities and architecture companies. Elizabeth holds the CFA Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and an MSc in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh.

 
Sophie Rahm

Sophie Rahm

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 Lindmeier

Katharina Lindmeier

Graduate

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.