Edward Vaughan Dixon
Head of Responsible Investment - Real Assets, Aviva Investors
Ed is Head of Responsible Investment for Aviva Investors’ real assets platform and leads the firm’s ESG and sustainability strategy across £50bn of real estate, infrastructure and nature-based solutions. As direct investors with broad private markets capabilities Ed works across multiple asset classes including direct real estate, private credit, private equity and structured finance. Joining Aviva Investors in 2019, Ed oversaw strategy development for the UK’s largest long term assets fund, seeded at £1.5bn and focused on delivering decarbonisation and social value, and the climate transition real assets fund, seeded at £500m, which went on to deliver one of the largest nature-based solutions land transactions in UK history. Ed has 21 years’ industry experience through consulting, development and project management roles at Landsec, Mace Consulting and Marks and Spencer. He is a recent graduate of the corporate affairs academy at Oxford Said Business School and the executive education for sustainability leadership course at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Ed holds an Executive MBA with distinction from Bayes, one of the UK’s highest-ranking business schools. He is a keen adventurer, joining Bayes’ exploring society expeditions to the arctic circle and the summit of Mount Kenya.