business development & client relations
Dr. Julia Haake, Director International Business Development
Julia Haake, PhD in economics, is Director International Business Development at oekom research, after having led oekom’s Paris office since 2011. She is in charge of client relations and acquisition in international markets. She is also in charge of oekom’s Sustainability Bond Services, including second opinions for issuers of green bonds.
Julia studied economics at Kiel University, La Sorbonne in Paris and Versailles University. She started working on sustainability issues in 1993 as a researcher in environmental economics at Wuppertal Institute and then Versailles University, where she worked on various French and international research projects as well as her PhD thesis related to business and industry action for dematerialization and environmental sustainability. In early 2001, she joined O2 France, a French consulting company specialized in ecodesign and sustainability company strategies. From 2003 to early 2008, she worked for La Poste first as Group Head of Environment and then Director Sustainable Development in the Mail Department. In 2008, she joined WWF as Director for Business Relations and Partnerships.
Julia Haake is co-author with Basile Gueorguievsky of the book L’Entreprise Légère, published by Delachaux & Niestlé in August 2010.