Steve has always been fascinated by the power of money to change the world. He joined Aviva Investors in 2006, founding both the Global Responsible Investment team and also the Sustainable Finance Centre for Excellence. This seeks to transform capital markets so that they become more sustainable.
Experience and qualifications
Alongside Aviva Investors, Steve has also co-founded the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark, the World Benchmarking Alliance, and the UN Sustainable Stock Exchange Initiative.
He started his career at WWF-UK in 1995, focusing on their ethical and environmental investment policy. Steve has subsequently advised the UK Government, the European Commission, the Financial Stability Board and the UN on the creation of sustainable capital markets.
He holds a PhD in Sustainable Finance from the University of Surrey. Steve is also an Honorary Senior Visiting Fellow at City’s Business School, University of London and a Senior Associate at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. He has received awards from Brummell, the International Chamber of Commerce, the City of London, the United Nations Foundation, Yale and Harvard.
Head of Climate Policy
Senior Macro Stewardship Analyst
Junior Portfolio Manager, Liquid Markets
Associate Director Responsible Investment
Senior Corporate Governance Analyst
Head of Climate Finance
Head of ESG Corporate Research
Head of Corporate Governance Policy
Head of ESG, Liquid Markets
ESG Operations Manager
Global Head of ESG and Strategic Partnerships