Head of Responsible Investment, Standard Life Investments

Amanda Young

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 porfolios. 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 board of the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association and the FTSE ESG Advisory Committee.