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Julie McDowell

Chair Blackwood Housing & Care

Julie is an independent consultant who specialises in environmental, social and governance issues and has over twenty years’ experience in sustainable and responsible investment.

She has served on numerous advisory groups relating to extractive industries, human rights, climate change and corporate reporting and previously led the Responsible Investment Team at Standard Life Investments.

Julie chairs Blackwood Housing & Care, a Scottish registered social landlord whose mission is to help people live independently, using innovation and technology so that they can have choice and control over how they live. Julie started her career practising law in New York and Washington, D.C. and is admitted to practice in numerous federal courts and the Supreme Court of the United States.