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Stephanie Maier

Stephanie Maier - Global Chief Sustainability Officer


Stephanie Maier is Global Chief Sustainability Officer, 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
A successful COP? Depends on your starting point
20 December 2023

COP28 concluded in early December. Was any tangible progress made this time? Stephanie Maier, Chief Sustainability Officer at GAM Investments, looks at what came out of it and what the implications are for the energy transition, biodiversity and the future.

Investment Opinions
How could the AI revolution affect ESG?
13 December 2023

Stephanie Maier, Chief Sustainability Officer at GAM Investments, considers the vast array of potential opportunities that artificial intelligence (AI) could enable in the sustainable investing space, as well as some of the risks that will need to be mitigated.

Outlook 2024
Outlook 2024: Stephanie Maier (Sustainability)
December 2023

Sustainability – Stakes are increasing as sustainability-related risks and opportunities face greater scrutiny

Investment Opinions
COP28: Is this the moment for a course correction?
29 November 2023

Chief Sustainability Officer Stephanie Maier outlines her hopes and expectations for COP28, with the investments necessary to facilitate the transition to a net zero economy increasingly coming into focus.

My Videos

Active Thinking

11:16 min watch

Sustainable Investing – Stephanie Maier
19 October 2023

Stephanie Maier updates us on the major recent developments in sustainable investing, the importance of sustainability funds labelling, and the progress update on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Active Thinking

9:06 min watch

Sustainable Investing – Stephanie Maier
28 July 2023

Stephanie Maier highlights the most recent legislative, policy and industry developments in sustainable investing in her latest Active Thinking video, reflecting on the proliferation of climate dominating on companies’ shareholder resolutions and the increase in focus on nature and biodiversity.

My Awards

People
Stephanie Maier included in Financial News's list of the Fifty Most Influential in Sustainable Finance 2023
September 2023

GAM’s Stephanie Maier, Global Head of Sustainable and Impact Investment, has been included in Financial News's second annual list of the Fifty Most Influential in Sustainable Finance 2023.

The list recognises those with a proven track record in sustainability, as well as individuals who have demonstrated real influence through their roles.

Read more here.

Capabilities
GAM awarded “Green bond fund of the year” at the Environmental Finance Awards
April 2023

GAM’s Sustainable Climate Bond strategy was named Green bond fund of the year at the Environmental Finance Awards in its first full year in existence. The judges said it was an “interesting” and “thoughtful” strategy to use green bonds to channel green finance to a broader pool than just the large corporate green bond issuers.

Read more here.

People
Stephanie Maier ‘Highly Commended’ in Investment Week Women in Investment Awards
November 2022

GAM Investments’ Stephanie Maier, Global Head of Sustainable and Impact Investment, was highly commended in the ‘Sustainable and ESG Investment Woman of the Year (large firms)’ category at the Investment Week Women in Investment Awards 2022.

The awards, now in their sixth year, not only honour the inspiring achievements of women across all parts of the investment industry but play a role in helping accelerate the pace of change towards a more diverse and inclusive investment industry.

Click here to see the full list of winners.

People
Stephanie Maier selected for Financial News Fifty Most Influential in Sustainable Finance
June 2022

We are proud that GAM’s Stephanie Maier has been chosen for Financial News’ inaugural Fifty Most Influential in Sustainable Finance. 

The list recognises those with a proven track record in sustainability, as well as individuals who have demonstrated real influence through their roles.

Read more here.