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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


Onyinye Chukwuka
Anna Sardini
Dmitry Ilin
Margret Paul
Victor Mancilla


Binita Khanal
Benjamin Leutner
Maryn van der Laarse
Simon Marggraf
Hossein Zare
Mainak Manna
Jascha Muller
Gordon Lawrence
Andyara Callegare


Bart Cortooms
Tanvi Bhardwaj
Rutha Prasad
Maarten Nieber
Mário Lameiras
Priyanka Kanade
Gareth Priede
Ashwin Manambrakat
Devendra Dora


Jamie Batho
Peenaz Aspi Irani
Alec de Beaufort
Sophie van Berchem
Felipe Villela
Benedict Witte
Henrike Rädler
Tobias Bandel
Maria Koppatz


Laetitia Stuchtey
Naoko Brückner
Nicola Maglio

Institutional Excellence and Growth

Layla Kader
Cadi Fester
Fidelis Stuchtey
Leigh Attwood-Smith
Ruth Hütte


Michael Braungart
Frank Thiele
Michael Obersteiner
Felipe Fernandez
Justin Mundy
Alexa Firmenich
Frauke Fischer
Holger Wohlenberg
Musonda Kapena
Stefan Brunzel
David Tepper
Katharina Schüller
Christopher Schütz
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We never settle for status quo.
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