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Martin Stuchtey

Co-founder and managing partner, SYSTEMIQ

Prof. Dr Martin Stuchtey is the co-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, he 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. 

Over the last 10 years, Martin has been leading efforts to accelerate the transition towards circular industrial systems. Together with Dame Ellen MacArthur, he initiated the Circular Economy Initiative at the World Economic Forum and has provided expertise to numerous reports, articles, books and television broadcasts on the circular economy in general and a new plastic economy in particular. He initiated the 2030 Water Resources Group and has been a long-time strategic advisor to the World Economic Forum. He is the author of the book A Good Disruption – Redefining Growth in the Twenty-first Century. 

Martin worked as 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 a professor for Resource Strategy and Management at Innsbruck University. 

Speaking at the following WCEF2019 sessions:

Tuesday 4 June at 11.00-12.30: Circular economy in construction

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