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The Landbanking Group is the culmination of a lifetime of work by its founders, Sonja and Martin Stuchtey.

Sonja is the established technology investor and social entrepreneur behind the educational initiative “ScienceLab”, and the pro-democracy platforms Alliance4Europe and Disarm. Martin is a former Senior and Managing Partner of McKinsey & Co. where he led the global sustainability activities, the founder of the systems change company SYSTEMIQ, and professor for industrial systems in transition at Innsbruck University.

Parents to six children, Sonja's and Martin's personal journey has given them the reason and the expertise - in resource economics, societal change and technology. But it was their role as owners of an organic family farm in Austria that gave them the inspiration behind The Landbanking Group. As they watched the area surrounding their farm slowly degrading by unsustainable land-use practices, the couple came to a profound conclusion—the only way to protect nature is to give it identity and a value.

Our Team

The people breaking the status quo

Martin and Sonja started the work. But The Landbanking Group is the result of many. It convenes a fast-moving and passionate team of leading scientists, technologists and economists, developing Nature Equity solutions that can change the way we make land use decisions - every day, everywhere, all over the planet.


Prof. Dr. Martin Stuchtey
Dr. Sonja Stuchtey


Anna Sardini
Onyinye Chukwuka
Margret Paul
Victor Mancilla


Tom Walker
Arpita Verma
Binita Khanal
Hossein Zare
Gordon Lawrence
Benjamin Leutner
Mainak Manna


Tanvi Bhardwaj
Priyanka Kanade
Devendra Dora
Rutha Prasad
Bart Cortooms
Ashwin Manambrakat
Gareth Priede


Tobias Bandel
Sophie van Berchem
Jamie Batho
Henrike Rädler
Felipe Villela
Marianne Sulzer
Maria Koppatz


Laetitia Stuchtey
Naoko Brückner
Nicola Maglio

New Markets

Benedict Witte
Ruth Hütte

Institutional Excellence and Growth

Cadi Fester
Thomas Schöler
Fidelis Stuchtey
Deepak Gupta


Justin Mundy
Musonda Kapena
David Tepper
Stefan Brunzel
Frank Thiele
Christopher Schütz
Michael Braungart
Michael Obersteiner
Katharina Schüller
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