Founder, Managing Partner
Martin Stuchtey is professor for Resource Strategy and Management at the University of Innsbruck. He is also founder and Managing Partner of SYSTEMIQ, an organisation driving system change in clean energy, circular material solutions and sustainable land use. By addressing market failures in these areas, SYSTEMIQ aims to unlock economic opportunities that benefit business, society and the environment.
Prior to founding SYSTEMIQ, Martin worked at McKinsey for 20 years, most recently as director of the Center for Business and Environment. In 2006, Martin Stuchtey co-founded McKinsey's Sustainability Practice, working with numerous corporate, government and social sector clients on the challenges of climate change, water scarcity, ocean degradation and resource depletion. He initiated the 2030 Water Resources Group and has been a long-time strategic advisor to the World Economic Forum. Over the last ten years, Martin has been leading many efforts to accelerate the transition towards circular industrial systems.
Martin Stuchtey is the co-initiator of the "International Society for the Circular Economy," an initiator of the Mainstream Project at the World Economic Forum and has been lead author of many reports such as "Towards the Circular Economy" and "Growth Within." He is also the author of the book “A Good Disruption – Redefining Growth in the Twenty-first Century” as well as the initiator and co-author of "Breaking the Plastic Wave" (published in Science 07/2020).
He served as a company commander in the German Alpine forces and worked as a geologist in Southern Africa. He holds a BSc. Hons. degree in economic geology/mineralogy from Rhodes University (South Africa), a master’s degree in business economics from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management (Germany), an MBA from Lancaster University (UK), and a PhD in regional economics from the Technical University of Dresden.
He is married and has six children, lives at Lake Starnberg in Germany and on his organic farm in Kollreid, Tirol.