Hylton established Morgan Grenfell in Brazil in 1982 and was later Chief Executive of the investment bank Henry Ansbacher in New York. In 1992, he founded Wingate Ventures, providing corporate finance services to businesses making a positive contribution to the environment.
Hylton is a director of Agrivert Ltd - one of the UK’s leading recyclers of organic waste to agricultural land – and is currently helping the business diversify into the generation of energy from waste through anaerobic digestion; he is also a director of Geothermal International Ltd - the UK’s leading installer of ground sourced heating and cooling systems.
In 2007 Hylton set up Canopy Capital - a pioneering enterprise driving value to ecosystem services in Guyana - as he believes that the conservation of tropical forests is, like the generation of renewable energy, a vital component in the battle against climate change. Hylton is Trustee of Global Canopy Programme and is on the Advisory Council to the Rainforests Project of HRH the Prince of Wales.