Alison Kennedy


Alison Kennedy bio for ICGN

Job Title ESG Investment Director

Country United Kingdom

Current Employer Aberdeen Standard Investments


Alison is currently ESG Investment Director at Aberdeen Standard Investments, the global asset manager with funds under management of £576 billion (as at 31 December 2017). She joined Standard Life Investments in 2005 as Head of Governance Engagement. In her early career, she worked as an investment analyst for both Scottish Widows Life Assurance and Provident Mutual Life Assurance. She then progressed to an investment management role, running a number of UK portfolios for SWIP and Abbey National Asset Managers.

In her current role, Alison is responsible for the governance engagement process on a global basis with specific engagement responsibilities in Europe. Consideration of ESG issues is an integral part of the investment process at Aberdeen Standard Investments and, as such, her role involves working with the fund management teams to provide input and insight into their decision-making process. Alison is a member of the International Corporate Governance Network and represents Aberdeen Standard Investments at the UK’s Corporate Governance Forum and on the Global Investors Governance Network. Alison holds an Honours degree in Business Studies and a Diploma of the Institute of Bankers.