Steve Waygood

Job Title Chief Responsible Investment Officer
Current Employer Aviva Investors


Steve leads Aviva Investors sustainable and responsible investment (SRI) analysis, engagement and voting. Steve is also Chairman of the SRI Advisory Committee for Aviva Investors.


He previously worked for Insight Investment where he was a Director in the Investor Responsibility team. Prior to that, he was a Senior Analyst in the Governance and SRI team of F&C. He started his career at WWF-UK where he chaired its business and industry core group.

Steve was a member of both the expert and advisory groups to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment, which helped to found the PRI. He was also on the board of the UK Sustainable Investment & Finance association (UKSIF) from 2003 to 2010, serving as its Chairman from 2006. In 2009 he was among the Financial News Top 100 Rising Stars and in 2011 he received the Yale Rising Star in Corporate Governance Award.


Steve has a PhD and currently lectures in Sustainable Finance at Cambridge University’s Programme for Sustainability Leadership.

He holds a BSc (Hons) in Economics and the CFA Society of the UK, Investment Management Certificate.

He wrote Capital Market Campaigning: the impact of NGOs on companies, shareholder value, and reputational risk, and has contributed to three other books on SRI.