Julia Hailes is a leading opinion former, freelance consultant and speaker on social, environmental and ethical issues. Her work includes environmental reviews, management briefings and advising companies on policy, strategy and communications.
Julia Hailes is author or co-author of nine books, including the international No.1 best-selling Green Consumer Guide published in 1988 and selling over one million copies.
In 1987 Julia Hailes founded SustainAbility Ltd with John Elkington, where she was Director and Company Secretary until 1995. SustainAbility is a leading edge consultancy with an international profile. Between 1994 and 2000 she was a non-executive director of ‘Out of this World’, a small chain of ‘alternative supermarkets’ and between 2001 and 2006 a non-executive director of Jupiter Global Green Investment Trust, set up by Jupiter Asset Management.
Julia Hailes has spoken at conferences world-wide and has also made numerous television and radio appearances in
In 2003 she helped set up the Haller Foundation, and in 2008 she is still a Trustee. This charity supports environmental conservation through grass routes initiatives such as farmer training and community education. She also sits on the the Food Ethics Council, which promotes more sustainable food and farming practices and the board of the Ecos Trust, which promotes green building practices.