Managing Director, Market Strategy @ Moody’s ESG Solutions

Julia Haake, a trained economist with a PhD from Versailles University in France, is Managing Director, Market Strategy at Moody’s ESG Solutions. She has joined Moody’s in December 2021, joining from ISS and formerly oekom research (acquired by ISS in 2018), where she was part of the ESG business unit’s leadership team and, over the last ten years, held various positions in business development, client coverage, stewardship and engagement.

Julia has been working in Sustainability, CSR and ESG since 1993, when she started as a researcher, first at the German Wuppertal Institute and then at Versailles University in France, where she completed her PhD thesis in Environmental Economics. She later joined the French consulting firm O2 France as a consultant advising corporates on environmental and sustainability strategy and environmentally friendly product design. From 2003 to 2008 she contributed to building and rolling out the French postal operator Groupe La Poste’s CSR strategy, before joining the global environmental NGO WWF, where her role was to lead the Paris-based team in charge with managing corporate relations, sustainability partnerships and corporate fundraising.

In 2019, Julia has been elected member of the board of the French Sustainable Investment Forum (FIR) and appointed member of the French market regulator’s (Autorité des Marches Financiers) Sustainable Finance Commission. She is also co-author of the book “L’Entreprise Légère”, written with Basile Gueorguievsky, published by Delachaux & Niestlé in 2010.