Standard Life Investments

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 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 environmental and social risks of Standard Life Investment's portfolios. This includes research, analysis and engagement on human rights, environment, labour standard and business ethics. 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. Before joining Newton, Amanda worked at CCLA Investment Management where she established a formal responsible investment policy for CCLA's charity funds and conducted voting and engagement activities on behalf of CCLA's church and charity clients. Amanda started her career at Rabobank International, in the economic research department. Amanda graduated from Lancaster University with a BSc in Psychology. Amanda sits on the board of the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association and the FTSE ESG Advisory Committee.

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, Elizabeth promotes the integration of environmental and social considerations in the investment process. She supports sector analysis and company engagement, and focuses on human rights and impact investing. Elizabeth joined the ESG Investment Team from the Global Investment Specialist Group within Standard Life Investments. Prior to joining the firm, she worked in research and communications roles across a range of sectors, including legal services and utilities. Elizabeth holds the 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.