Stephanie Maier

Stephanie Maier - Global Head of Sustainable and Impact Investment


Stephanie Maier is Global Head of Sustainable and Impact Investment, responsible for leading GAM’s sustainable and ESG (environmental, social and governance) strategy.

Stephanie joined GAM Investments in January 2021 from HSBC Global Asset Management, where she was Director for Responsible Investment. Prior to that, she spent seven years at Aviva Investors, latterly as Head of Responsible Investment Strategy and Research, and was formerly Head of Research for EIRIS, an ESG research and consultancy firm. Stephanie holds an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London, a BA in Biological Sciences from Oxford University and the Investment Management Certificate (IMC). She is based in London.

Stephanie Maier

My Insights

Investment Opinions

5 min read

COP15: The journey to conserve biodiversity has just begun
04 January 2023

With humans driving a nature crisis on a scale not seen for 10 million years and the talks tasked with solving it delayed four times, a lot was resting on COP15 in Montreal. GAM Investments’ Stephanie Maier examines whether the biodiversity conference met expectations.

Outlook 2023

5 min read

Outlook 2023: Stephanie Maier (Sustainability)
December 2022

The impact of EU Sustainable Financial Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) and associated Taxonomy regulation continued to gather pace in 2022, as the ‘level 2’ guidance (regulatory technical standard) introduced more specific disclosure requirements including the consideration of principal adverse impacts (the most significant negative impacts of investment decisions on sustainability factors).

Investment Opinions

3 min read

COP27: Were Investor Expectations Met?
05 December 2022

COP27 talks in Egypt have now drawn to a close. GAM Investments’ Stephanie Maier examines whether the conference billed as “implementation COP” met investors’ expectations.

GAM Explains

10 min read

GAM Explains: The Convention on Biological Diversity (the ‘Biodiversity COP’)
01 December 2022

GAM Explains: The Convention on Biological Diversity (the ‘Biodiversity COP’)

My Videos

Active Thinking

11:02 min watch

Sustainable Investing – Stephanie Maier
03 November 2022

Stephanie Maier reviews the three major trends influencing sustainable investing and discusses how the upcoming COP 27 conference in Egypt will urge governments to strengthen their national targets and commitments following the hottest European summer on record.

Active Thinking

9:27 min watch

Sustainable Investing – Stephanie Maier
21 July 2022

Stephanie Maier reviews some of the major regulatory developments in sustainable investing and how these changes may shape the future.