Edward Vaughan Dixon


Job title

Head of Responsible Investment, Real Assets

Work location

London, United Kingdom

Joined Aviva Investors


Joined The Industry



Main responsibilities

Edward is Head of Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) for Aviva Investors’ £52bn Real Assets platform, encompassing Real Estate, Infrastructure and Private Debt. He works closely with the Senior Leadership Team and Global Responsible Investment team to lead ESG strategy and integration through investment, development, and asset management.

Experience and qualifications

Edward has over 19 years’ industry experience. Prior to joining Aviva Investors, he held the role of Sustainability Insights Director at Landsec where he was responsible for the company's approach to sustainable design, climate risk and supply chain transparency. Edward joined Landsec in January 2016, leading integration of the company's sustainability strategy through a £3.6bn development pipeline. He was promoted to Director in 2017 to lead their ESG research, reporting and governance functions. Edward's career includes roles in sustainability consulting at Mace Group, four years with property developer Simons Group including a one-year secondment to the sustainability team at Marks and Spencer. 

He holds an undergraduate degree in Project Management, and an MBA with distinction from Cass Business School in London. Edward is a recent graduate of the T.H. Chan School of Public Health Executive Sustainability Leadership course at Harvard in Boston, USA.

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