Stan Life strengthens social investing team

Amanda Young, head of responsible investment, Standard Life Investments

Edinburgh-based Standard Life Investments has strengthened its Environmental, Social and Corporate (ESG) team with the hiring of Marc Brammer and Sophie Rahm as responsible investment analysts.

Brammer joins from Inflection Point Capital Management and Rahm joins from Schroders.

Standard Life Investments said Brammer and Rahm “will play an important role in the further integration of responsible investment considerations into the wider investment process and engaging with companies on environmental and social issues.”

They will also be part of the team that manages the criteria for Standard Life Investments’ UK range of ethical funds.

Standard Life Investments has assets under management of £269 billion and offices in Boston, Hong Kong, London, Beijing, Toronto, Sydney, Dublin, Paris, Tokyo and Seoul.

Amanda Young, head of responsible investment, Standard Life Investments said: “At Standard Life Investments we are committed to being a responsible investor.

“We believe that it is important to be clear and informative on the major environmental, social and governance issues surrounding our own business, our investee companies and the world in which we live.

“ESG considerations have grown in importance over the last decade, as more investors become aware of the significance of how human rights, labour, environmental and business ethics impact on corporate conduct.

“We believe that companies concerned about the long-term interests of their shareholders should manage relationships with employees, suppliers and customers, and consider the long-term impact of their actions on the environment and society as a whole.”