Julian is responsible for the core services WBCSD offers to its members: Reporting Matters (improving the effectiveness and impact of sustainability reporting across our membership); the WBCSD Membership Criteria (supporting members to raise their sustainability ambitions); WBCSD’s Global Network (an alliance of 60 national organizations that drive business sustainability in their geographies); and, a Business Intelligence function tasked with generating analysis and insights that help business to understand its impact and accelerate transformation at the rate and scale required.
Previously, Julian co-led WBCSD's Vision 2050: Time to Transform, a comprehensive framework for business action in line with the challenges we face as global societies. Created in collaboration with 40 companies, WBCSD’s global network partners and experts from around the world, Vision 2050 provides the business world with a reinvigorated and ambitious agenda for the decade to come.
Before Vision 2050, Julian led the Sustainable Lifestyles work at WBCSD, which focused on the innovations and aspirations needed to make sustainable living both possible and desirable. Julian joined WBCSD in 2013 as manager of the President’s Office, supporting Peter Bakker in his global role as President of WBCSD. Julian spent the first 10 years of his career in the technology sector.
Julian holds an LLB in Law from University College London and an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London.
A dual Swiss-UK national, Julian is based in Geneva, where he lives with his wife and two young children.