Julie Richards

SpecialityDirector of Sustainability & Operational Transformation, the Guardian
Director of Sustainability & Operational Transformation, the GuardianJulie has been at The Guardian for six years and was recently appointed Director of Sustainability & Operational Transformation. Prior to joining the Guardian she spent several years working in strategy consulting. In her current role, Julie is responsible for leading major transformation projects across the Guardian, setting and delivering the company's corporate sustainability targets, including the organisation's goal of reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2030. Julie oversees measurement of the company's emissions and works with teams across the business to identify actions that will reduce their environmental impact. In 2019, Julie led the company's certification to become a B Corp, the Guardian are the first major media company to achieve the certification, which recognises businesses that pursue a social purpose alongside financial performance.