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.
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.